Walker Ranch Loop

Trail Meter: 
Fair

A great loop relatively close to Boulder. Don't be fooled by the moderate distance (~8mi) -- this is a tough ride due to some steep climbs. "Walker" has oft been said to be the most appropriately named of our trails ... unless you are the manimal, this trail will beat into walking at least once. There are some grueling short climbs, some grueling longer climbs, and some super gnar descents.

You can ride it either direction but I normally hit it counterclockwise to get the nice flowing singletrack descent on the backside. Going counter-clockwise, you will need to carry your bike down the stairs to South Boulder Creek. Take a look at the map at the trailhead before doing the loop, but the route is well marked. Save an hour or two for this ride depending on how fast you want to go.

Ride from Boulder on Flagstaff Road and do a Super Walker -- but be sure to bring food, water, and a jacket on this ride since it's pretty long.

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7.6 mi.
1650 ft.

Comments

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

Not too bad. Is draining well all things considered.

Wet with some runoff an a few patches of mud and puddles. Some BMP trail work happening. Otherwise totally rideable.

condition set to Good

was great yesterday. Only 4-5 1ft or smaller puddles.

A handful of wet spots out there, but predominately rideable. Just go through the wet spots not around. Some drainage & damage from that if you head to the right. But good to go

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Except for drainages, conditions are great.

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Trail condition updated to Poor.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

More or less perfect today.

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

Some wet patches here and there but overall not too bad. That was at 3pm on 2nd May.

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Trail condition updated to Poor.

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