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blueBlack Far East / Founders Valley Loop

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2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 327' 100 m
Descent: -327' -100 m
High: 3,432' 1,046 m
Low: 3,257' 993 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Lots of sharp turns, switchbacks, rocks, steep but short ups/downs, and great views, right in the middle of the city!

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Overview

The trailhead is near the main parking lot of Founders Park, which has a 24-hour restroom facility.

Need to Know

Free parking and access. 24 hour restroom at parking lot.

Description

This is a 3.1-mile loop that combines two trails (Far East and Founders Valley). The trail is very well-marked and there are many other trails that intersect this one, so many other routes can be improvised.

History & Background

This route is in the privately owned Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park, which features over 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails open to the public! There are many other trails in the Park, and many fun routes that can be created by combining them. For more on the park, see visitrapidcity.com/things-t…

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