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Winnegar Ridge Trail #359.1B

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A great alternative to hiking Magnolia Road from Boulder to Nederland. Good views and good adventuring.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

8,503' 2,592 m

High

7,807' 2,380 m

Low

773' 235 m

Up

77' 23 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Winnegar Ridge Trail starts at a small trailhead along Forest Road 359 (alternatively, you could start at the Forsythe Canyon Trail and hike the dirt road to the start) and climbs steeply up an open ridgeline. Throughout the route, the south side is cleared and north is forested. There are good views down into Coal Creek Canyon and to the peaks of Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The west end of the trail dead-ends amongst some houses however there is a clear trail which leads south to Aspen Way.

Winnegar Ridge is not a trail you would hike for its own sake. It is, rather, a way to stitch together a longer route (such as the popular Boulder-Nederland route or perhaps something even longer!)

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Shared By:

Charles Danforth

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Late season wildflowers, looking south towards Eldo Canyon.
Aug 14, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO
Nice views to the west, looking along the ridge.
Aug 14, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO
Entrance to the Winnegar Ridge Trail.
Aug 14, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO
Woodsy section on the Winnegar Ridge Trail.
Aug 14, 2021 near Nederland, CO

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Sep 24, 2021
DianaZ
1mi
Jun 7, 2021
Matt Culpepper
From Forsyth Canyon Campsite 1 to Aspen Way. Back via bikes on dirt roads, see Trailforks log (3.5/500) 3.5mi
Jun 21, 2020
Matt Kear
1mi