Ginny Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.42 out of 5
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10.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,700 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
5,412
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This trail takes you from the parking lot at about 5500' through the Bobcat Gulch Fire area of 2000 and up to the west ridge topping out at about 7000'. The only turn you need to watch for is .67 miles into the ride. At this point you can decide to take the technical singletrack uphill (left - towards the Mahoney Park sign) or the straight to the Powerline Trail (road). This trail will challenge your technical skills as you climb thru the burn area. There are many hairpin turns with technical moves to enjoy. The descent is fast and fun. You can not descend via the Powerline trail (but who would want to!!)
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Trail Features
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (19)
 

Granny Gear

August 24, 2015
nbelfay Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great technical climbing and descending. Not for those looking for flowing singletrack and high speeds. You'll find amazing scenery and a challenging technical ride on this route. Fitness-wise it's very doable. Technically it will challenge even very adept riders in some places. Take note that the entire route is open to the elements (no tree cover), so plan on an early morning or a cool day unless you love the heat.




Granny Gear

July 15, 2015
 
Review: Rode for the first time yesterday evening. No people, only turkey and deer. Up power line and down Ginny. What a blast! As the tech bits are few and far between, I don't see the black diamond rating. Would recommend.




Granny Gear

June 30, 2015
kwallin686 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Technical trail with a step climb. I rode up powetline road. Which in spots is very step, loose , and rocky. Definitely hike a bike stuff. At least for me and the two other guys I saw heading up. Scenic views and an interesting landscape with the burn area. Cool rock formations that are part of the trail. On the way down Ginny trail again lots of loose rocks making for a pretty challenging decent. I saw one guy eat it and another guy who looked to be struggling on the way down. I would say this trail has much flow but definitely very technical. The trail feels more like a rocky hiking trail as opposed to a bike trail. I drove from Denver and I would say it probably wasn't worth the drive unless you love loose and very rocky terrain or you're going this way anyway. One thing that was nice was I didn't see hardly any hikers on a Sunday so that was nice. Gave it a 4 star simply because it's pretty much impossible to ride up in some spots and the lack of fun factor on the way down. I rode it on a 160mm trek slash.




Granny Gear

September 9, 2014
Woodrow Granny Gear  
 
Review: Going up the Ginny was very long and steep. When I finally reached the top it was raining and I wanted a quick way down so I took the Powerline trail back down. I'm not sure why they don't want bikers going down. It was pretty fast, wide, and fun. Lots of loose rocks, but I thought it was fun. It took around 3 hours to get to the top and probably a half hour on the way down. I would recommend going up the Powerline trail and down the Ginny. It would be an easier climb and a fun technical ride down!




Granny Gear

July 1, 2014
mnadig Granny Gear  
 
Review: I took Ginny to the top with my Crave hardtail. It was a very good climb,1700ft ele. according to Strava. At the top was rewarded with awesome views, everything was green and flowering (well, except for the dead trees from the burn). I ended up walking my bike over some of the boulders. There is definitely some tech there, not as much as the east leg of Laughing Horse, but close. There are a couple man-made features to test your skill on as well. I was running out of daylight so I took Powerline down and met a doe and some bunnies. Found out at the bottom that Powerline is supposed to be uphill only... oops. 2hr roundtrip.




Gnarly


January 23, 2014
Gdb49 Gnarly  
 
Review: Really enjoyed this trail, good challenge and fun. Definitely worth riding.




Granny Gear

May 21, 2013
cchase2619 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great techy climb and a fairly challenging downhill. Really bumpy on a hard tail but no complaints, just a challenging ride.




Gnarly

May 25, 2012
 
Review: Sick trail. Not as technical as some people whine about below. Due to my own stupidity, I rode it with clipless pedals, without clip shoes. Real smart. But, that shows it's not as technical as it's made out to be, it's actually a great amount technical. The bottom is a bit loose and it gets more techie when you get higher up, but pretty much all rideable (even with platform shoes on clipless pedals). You can get screaming coming down, windy fun singletrack with a nice element of technicality. There's also a bunch of skinnies that are a great way to mix it up, features that the Front Range is sorely lacking. Didn't see a single other person on the trail, and up top you've got beautiful views. Highly recommended trail.

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Granny Gear

May 2, 2012
jadams11 Granny Gear  
 
Review: long rocky uphill with slow rocky descent. huge climb for no reward...... several trestles built but no speed allowed because of terrain. wouldn't recommend unless you like long slow hot uphill rides




Gramcounter

May 2, 2012
Tr0gd0r Gramcounter  
 
Review: This was my first ride near FoCo and I think it my be my favorite descent on the front range. Get to lay the bike over through sweet turns all the way down, has rocky spots with fun tech moves, plus a few skinnies keep things interesting. Hint: don't take the Power Line trail up unless you hate yourself; nothing but steep and loose rocks and sand.



Ginny Trail MTB Trail 4.42 out of 5 based on 19 ratings. 19 user reviews.
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