Meadow Mountain

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.31 out of 5
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Intermediate
13
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,600 ft
↓ 2,200 ft
7,287
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Head to the southern end of the parking lot and get on the Meadow Mountain Trail on the right
side. At mile 1.1 pass a spur on the left. At mile 2.7 pass another spur on the left. At mile 5
reach the top and Line Shack Cabin. Soak in the veiws and then get ready for a fast, rooty, and
winding descent. At mile 8.6 turn left and then at the golf course turn right. Ride throught the
High School and turn right on Eagle Drive heading towards the Highway. Leave Eagle Drive by
turning right on Highway 6. At mile 11.8 the bike path appears on the left side of the road.
Cross the river and then get on Highway 24 and head towards the Ranger Station. Arrive at the
Ranger Station and to your vehicle.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (16)
 

Gnarly


June 27, 2016
 
Review: Solid climb up largely doubletrack/fire road. Rocky and fairly long, all very do-able, but it'll work you. Once you reach the cabin at the top, the trail turns into awesome singletrack. Meadows, wildflowers, really fast stuff into some tighter turns through aspens with a bunch of roots thrown in throughout. Great downhill after that big climb. Bit of a bummer you have to finish out the ride on the road, but the actual trail (namely downhill) makes up for it.

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Trailblazer

October 8, 2014
stillfat Trailblazer  
 
Review: I'd give this 4.5 stars. Beautiful ride, long, 2200 ft sustained climb that's all very doable if you have the legs and lungs - not too steep or technical. Great downhill, mostly non-technical with occasional rooty or loose rock sections. Singletrack is tight and overgrown in places, making it a little blind. The final drop to the highway is steep, rutted and loose - kind of cheats you out of all the climbing you did at the start of the ride.

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Bunny Hop

September 30, 2014
methodmode Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Solid trail. 2000' VF climb on jeep road. Popular for sure.

Similar Trail: Davos

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Granny Gear

June 5, 2014
MntCub Granny Gear  
 
Review: Talked to the Holy Cross Rangers today and they said the singletrack is no longer open due to a portion being located on State land and it not having the proper zoning for bicycle traffic...

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Bunny Hop

October 3, 2013
Ben Sloman Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Wonderful ride, went all the way up and found that at Line Cabin the singletrack downhill section is posted closed and you will be fined, I went down anyway, no fines great ride! loved the narrow singletrack can roll down it fast and stay on track. the first half of the uphill is the hardest, second half has some flat areas where you can breathe.

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Gnarly

August 24, 2013
jkey6 Gnarly  
 
Review: This is a very solid ride. In true Colorado fashion the first half is all doubletrack uphill and the second half is all singletrack downhill. The altitude makes a big difference on this giant climb, topping out close to 10,000 ft. Just as you hit the peak and begin questioning why you are putting yourself through something like this, you start to descend the downhill side and are rewarded for your hard work. The downhill is one of the most fun runs I've ever done simply because of how smooth and flowy it is. The scenery changes about four times which makes this place unique. At the top of the descent is tight winding turns through chest-high grass and flowers. The next section runs through pine trees with minimal rocks and roots. After that is an aspen grove that will undoubtedly make you stop and admire. The last bit of the trail is dry and rocky similar to many front range trails.

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Trailblazer

July 2, 2013
 
Review: Some downed trees on Whiskey Creek and the final descent to HYW 6 is rutted and sketchy - enjoy the ride!

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Granny Gear

October 9, 2012
zbr1980 Granny Gear  
 
Review: It's a bit of a grind going up (long, not challenging), but so worth it. Fun, fast, scenic, good variety and can be as challenging as you want to make it. NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Gramcounter

July 28, 2011
 
Review: I fell in love with this trail. During the peak of summer this is one of the most scenic trails in Vail valley. Crazy meadows progresssing into forest, then dumping you back into blazing single track through more meadows. Super fun to blast down the single track in head high grass hoping you are ready for the next turn! Climb is only hard because it is longer, but great views the whole time. Not to mention the downhill is long and has some fun tech sections. If you want to take a shortcut back to your car...hang a right at the fork just after the fallen trees near the bottom.

Similar Trail: Ridge Route, Vail

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Trailblazer

August 30, 2009
 
Review: Great climb (@ 3 mi of fire road, no big obstacles), stay right at the wooded fork in the fire road. Last hill climb is a tough but short one (18+%) with a rest at the cabin soon to come. Whiskey Creek downhill is the greatest reward in the valley!! Fallen tree near the beginning a bummer; grass/brush is very overgrown and makes every turn an adventure. Recommend the left fork near the bottom to take you through Eagle-Vail.

Similar Trail: A-10

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Meadow Mountain MTB Trail 4.31 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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