Apex Park

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↑ 7,200 ft
↓ 800 ft
6,208
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Trail Description
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.
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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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Reviews (71)
 

Bunny Hop

May 21, 2017
smileyboy Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Such an amazing trail. We did it on a Friday, it was all uphill for 3.5 miles and about 2.75 of decent. Well worth the climb. Some technical sections but nothing too difficult!

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Granny Gear

April 29, 2017
 
Review: I like that this system is entirely single track. The route I prefer is to go up from the parking lot and take a right, saving Apex trail for the final descent. I climb all the way up and prefer to do clockwise on Grubstake loop as I find it more fun this way. After completing that loop I head down the back way to do counter clockwise on Enchanted forest. I'm sorry I don't recall all the in between trail names but I find this way to be the most enjoyable. After coming out of enchanted forest I like going down Apex trail. Can only do this way on Apex and Enchanted Forest on even numbered days.

Similar Trail: Tamarancho in Marin County, Ca

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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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Gnarly


September 11, 2015
epic.biker Gnarly  
 
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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Apex Park MTB Trail 4.16 out of 5 based on 71 ratings. 71 user reviews.
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