Apex Park

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↑ 7,200 ft
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About this trail
From the Heritage Square parking lot, take Apex trail west into Apex gulch. Take a right onto the first trail that branches off about a mile up. This is the Pick n' Sledgetrail. Follow this for 0.9 miles until it branches with the Grubstakeloop. Take a right onto Grubstake and follow it as it winds aroundthe mountain and you start going south again. When you see the Sluiceboxtrail, take it down to Apex trail. Once back on Apex, take a rightand go up the gulch. Once you get to the Enchanted forest trailhead,you have 2 options. This point is the bottom of a loop, so you caneither keep going up Apex and decend the Enchanted Forest, or doit in reverse. Either way there are steep uphills and fun downhills. Once you finish the loop, get back on Apex and decend to the parking lot.
added by Guest December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Dogs allowed? -Guest

A: Yes. Leashed.

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Q: Is the trail directional -Guest

A: Some trails are directional on odd number days.

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Granny Gear

June 2, 2016
ncalies Granny Gear  
 
Review: This is a great ride that has both technical uphill sections and downhill sections. Overall, it's packed dirt with rock sections. There are multiple trails and loops so you can easily put in some miles. Overall, a great trail system!

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Trailblazer


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
 
Review: A fun technical support place to ride close to town, but typically very crowded.

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Gramcounter


March 13, 2016
 
Review: I enjoyed this trail the couple times I rode it, but there was always WAY too much traffic for my taste so I usually avoided the area. (Three stars mainly because it is too busy.)

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February 20, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: One of the hardest rides in town

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October 19, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Gets you off the road. Wouldn't consider this a trail, but more of a path.Flat, boring, no roots, no rocks and no hills.

Similar Trail: Silver commet, any greenway.

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Trailblazer


September 11, 2015
epic.biker Trailblazer  
 
Review: A good trail for those looking at a good downhill run, but be ready to do all the uphill climbing first. It was about 1000 ft up in the 2 miles to get to the top and then 1000 ft down back the start or repeat the loop. This is popular with hikers so take caution on the downhill and be ready for some rocky sections that make require walking for the intermediate riders. Even saw a rattlesnake along the trail on the downhill!

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Bunny Hop

August 10, 2015
shanedon11 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The easier way up is the steeper argos trail. The apex trail that stays low is actually much harder to to go up because of all the rock obstacles, but coming down it is one of the best around. The enchanted forest loop is awesome also.

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Granny Gear

June 17, 2015
 
Review: You really gotta work to get to the top, but the descent is definitely worth it. All the technical stuff that sucks going up is really fun going down.

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Gramcounter

June 2, 2015
 
Review: Maybe it was me, or just the day, or the trail. But this was one of the most aerobiclly challenging ride I've been on in a long time. The steep climbs into rock features added to the difficulty. The descents were pretty fun and technical, and I would certainly recommend a full suspension bike. I brought a hard tail and paid the price a few times.

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Gramcounter

September 1, 2014
tetontom Gramcounter  
 
Review: We climbed Chimney Gulch and descended Apex, so I can't comment on the climb, but I'm sure that everyone will be challenged, and the amount of hike-a-bike will vary by skill level. I will say that the descent of Enchanted Forest is one of the better JeffCo descents, and depending on your skills you could go pretty big or keep it very tame.
The lower parts of the trail system, out on the dry hillside, I found rather lack-luster; fun but run-of-the-mill for JeffCo parks...
Also: LOTS of hikers, runners, dog-walkers can get in the way of having a flowy descent.

Similar Trail: Mt. Falcon

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Apex Park MTB Trail 4.14 out of 5 based on 69 ratings. 69 user reviews.
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