Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Elevation: +227/230 ft
Total: 108 riders
Mountain Biking Pineridge Natural Area
#1,069 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#10,976 in the world
The Pineridge Natural Area features a small lake (Dixon Reservoir), wetlands, a forested hillside, and prairie in a small, but beautiful basin on the western edge of Fort Collins. Because of the amenable trails, abundant wildlife , and proximity to Fort Collins, itís trails are used for all types of recreation. The trails in the area are part of a network managed by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas. These combine to make for some great riding that is within easy pedaling distance of town. The Pineridge area offers a network of over 7 miles of double and singletrack trails suitable for beginners and intermediates. Most trails lack technical challenge but offer some small steep climbs and fun fast descents on smooth trails. The timberline trail is the most popular and offers up some short rocky technical sections. Pineridge can be a destination for riding or can be a starting point for longer rides in the area. The Pineridge Natural Area is adjacent to other natural areas such as, Maxwell, and Reservoir Ridge and Larimer Horsetooth Reservoir offering additional riding opportunities.
First added by Grizzattack on Jan 24, 2006. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
- Drinking water: unknown
- Lift service: unknown
- Night riding: yes
- Pump track: unknown
- Restrooms: unknown
- Fat bike grooming: unknown
- E-bikes allowed: unknown
- Fee required: unknown
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Directions to the Trailheads:
Dixon Reservoir TH: From Elizabeth Street in Fort Collins head west till it ends at Overland Trail Road. Turn left (south) on Overland Trail Road. After 1.25 miles, turn right (west) onto County Road 42C (this is the road that goes west towards the foothills, passing just south of Hughes Stadium). Follow the road as it bends left (south) and starts going up the hill. At 0.9 miles, there is a gravel turn off (left) for the Pineridge Natural Area parking area.
Horestooth Road TH: In Fort Collins, head west on Horsetooth road till it dead ends at a parking area.
Cottonwood Glen Park TH: In Fort Collins, head south on Overland Trail road till it dead ends at a parking area.