3 star average. Nice scenery from what I recall. * Review edited 10/14/2012. Walker Ranch/Meyers Ranch. A ride with some of the more rewarding descents in the area although be prepared to work for them. 826' Up 7.8mi, Looks decent. Because the loop rides differently in each direction, it’s almost like you’re getting two completely different experiences. Counter clockwise is probably not the best way to go. For those looking for a good, hard ride you can do a "Super Walker" and ride to it from Boulder, up Flagstaff and back... Not very exciting, but fun to descend on a fat bike. Skywalker Ranch has its own fire brigade that protects all 5,000 acres of the estate, plus it helps out the surrounding area in times of need. And another option is to ride one direction until you reach the hike-a-bike, then retrace your steps and ride the other direction to the hike-a-bike. A great taste of Colorado riding with punchy climbs, thrilling descents, and amazing views packed into a short loop. 8.7mi, Go clock wise! 9.1mi 7.9mi The Walker Ranch Loop takes you down to the creek, back up, and … Prefer clockwise until I’m in better shape. I would not recommend this one for beginners. 0 Favs . MTB Podcast | 10mi, Trail dry and sandy in parts. 10mi, 7.7mi Middle Kingdom. Great ride. At the top the view is amazing, theres even a bench to relax on. — Apr 7, 2017 near Coal Creek, CO. Apr 21, 2017 near Coal Creek, CO. Apr 7, 2017 near Coal Creek, CO. Mar 19, 2017 near … CRAZY MTB FILMER. Be prepared to hike either up or down a long set of stairs about half way. — • Neat area. Walker Ranch Loop is breathtaking… in both sense of the word! • Dogs are also able to use this trail … Singletracks Merch | 1h 30m, Little icy. 286.74 m Up Ascents were pretty technical counterclockwise. 8.3mi, 2100' ele gain Walker Ranch is most notable for fast loose descents followed by steep leg and lung busting climbs. 7.8mi, Did it twice, clockwise and counterclockwise. The next 1/4 is a premium downhill section that is wide with plenty of roots and large rocks to keep you on your toes. 7.9mi Walker Ranch’s 7.8 mile loop has written tales of great valor and ignoble defeat for many mountain bikers. 2h 18m, Fun Ride with James & Cody More time riding down because of the hike-n-bike. It's about 4.5 miles until you reach the Walker Ranch Loop and much of the trail is runnable and downhill once you get up the first big climb. 409.29 m Up A couple of areas that have loose gravel so be careful. • A great ride if you have 2 hours (or less). Check out the brigade’s Millennium Falcon logo. Please stay on marked trails as the vegetation and wildlife in the area rehabilitates. 3h 00m, Great ride. Other sections require carrying the bike up and out of the Ravine. 1h 50m. Mar 19, 2017 at 15:27. Eldorado Cascades is tucked back in Walker Ranch near Boulder, Colorado. The next 1/4 is all technical (but doable!) The hike down to the river mid-way is awesome as well! nickchvr. I think the downhills were steeper going CW and the uphills a little more gradual (I may be wrong on this). kicked my ass The original ranch house burned to the ground in 1992 and has since been rebuilt using environmentally friendly techniques while remaining faithful to 1880s architecture, design, and materials. 7.8mi, Do it clockwise it would be way more fun 7.8mi 25.3 km Trails are well markes. Walker Ranch was "the ride" to do when I moved to Boulder (a long time ago). Ride down is pretty fun but too short, some nice bumps if you want to get some solid air. On average it takes 2 minutes to … It’s one of the only visual references to Star Wars at the ranch… Enjoy mountain biking freeride in Walker Ranch, Boulder, Colorado, USA. I failed. Walker Ranch , located up Flagstaff Road on the eastern … A feasibility study is underway for a possible multi-use trail between the open space and Eldorado Canyon State Park. Enjoy mountain biking freeride in Walker Ranch, Boulder, Colorado, USA. 549.87 m Up 7.9 Miles of difficult trail. Fast changing weather. it has AWESOME walking trails (I'll let you find … Mountain views from these two parks are glorious, but the action awaits in the valleys below. Go left at the trail head (clockwise)... Way more DH.. You carry your bike up the stairs but You get more DH. Why? 8mi First run of the 2017 season . Video info Date Posted. Walker Ranch is one of the rides that every Boulder-based mountain biker has ridden. I'm thinking going clockwise may be better. It's best as an out and back from the lower, less busy parking area to the hike a bike rock stairs and back, in my opinion, but is still fun as a loop from the top parking lot. Downhill sections will leave anyone smiling. Went in the reverse direction. Walker Ranch. 3601.28 m Down. — Finish we a descent climb from the creek. The trail is fairly wide for most of this descent, and it's tempting to really fly, but keep an eye out - there are many dry sandy spots along the way, and some short rocky sections that pop up quickly. 15.6mi, Joel needed the ER... — In the end, you always feel accomplished. Want to come back and try going clockwise. its good for the kiddies and has a great little playground. Walker Ranch Mountain Biking. I'd go clockwise next time. • — Lots of hike a hike on the east side. 7.6mi Walker Ranch is one of the rides that every Boulder-based mountain biker has ridden. Join myself and Austin as we slide around on the pea gravel. #followcamfriday All 4K, all damn day.” Sun 23rd Apr, 2017 @ 12:30 am Best Bike Trails | 793' Down Because the loop rides differently in each direction, it’s almost like you’re getting two … 1h 32m, 7.8mi — 3h 06m, Dry. … • Once one of the largest cattle ranges in Colorado, Walker Ranch is now a public park and is cataloged on the National Register of Historic Places. 7.8mi, 8.2mi 1,343' Up 7.8mi 2h 15m, Most clear, gorgeous rushing streams, mostly dry with very few, small mud spots. there is also an outside loop, dirt track, with narrow passages, rocks and flats. Widgets, Explore — Good trail to try out your technical skills. • Commonly called, “the hardest 8 miles of mountain biking in Boulder,” this trail has ridiculously steep climbs with rock fins, loose kitty-litter turns, and amazing views. Walking down steps didn't make sense to me. Never my first choice in the Boulder area, but it's a must ride if you live there. Walker Ranch’s 7.8 mile loop has written tales of great valor and ignoble defeat for many mountain bikers. Ridden CW, the descents are short and the climbs long, so it's probably better ridden CCW. Very little ice and snow. 7.8mi, got my ass kicked going up switchbacks. We took it counterclockwise (start on trail to the right from the trailhead parking lot) Lots of climbing!! I did this trail clockwise which I think is probably the way to go. • 5.2mi, My first time here. I prefer counter-clockwise as mapped, but others are adamant that clockwise is best. Pretty difficult sections in some places. 16.5 km Relax and enjoy the day and scenery. Beginning is rough. — The stairs that require portaging your bike halfway through the loop are, well, interesting and something new for mountain biking. 15.6mi, For being an intermediate Rider is bad shape this trail was still do able and fun! Walker Ranch is most notable for fast loose descents … 8.3mi, exhausting ups and technical downs 241.57 m Down, 69.6 mi 1h 51m, Brutal! Is a great ride in either direction. Loose dirt on many corners so be careful when going fast. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. But you're rewarded with about 2 miles of downhill coming back. “Walker Ranch in Boulder, Colorado offers some amazing Mountain Biking. In the second option the climbs are very, very tough. Nice descent right out of the gate. Awesome trail close to Boulder area! 826' Down Followed by another rocket ride downhill. We rode it counter clockwise. Walker Ranch Loop Mountain … View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Walker Ranch bike trail in Boulder. I'm glad it wasn't hot when I did it. A: Yep, you can hike the trail. — Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. And it's located up Flagstaff road, which is worth the drive on its own 1h 23m, Sketch. Hike up some steep stairs, remount bike and gain about 1000' in elevation. Driving along Placerita Canyon Road, and as you approach East Walker Ranch Open Space, you are struck by the majestic beauty of this place. — Watch for cyclists climbing Flagstaff Rd. This was technically challenging but fun and a gut buster at times. Definitely a beautiful ride with a lot of smooth singletrack but there's also some doubletrack and dirt/gravel road. 7.8mi. This would be a lot harder in the summer during midday. Find 17 listings related to J Walker Ranch in Chicago on YP.com. — Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Bring a face covering. I rode it with gears and on a single speed and both are doable, altho I'm sure I walked some on the 1x1. It’s pretty rowdy up there Support Us | However, the best descent is when you ride counter clockwise, as the trail down to the top of the cliff is fast and flowy. Add Your Photos. TRAIL CLOSURE ALERT: Walker Ranch will be closed Saturday, Jan. 23, for wildlife management. MTB Walker Ranch Colorado. Commonly called, “the hardest 8 miles of mountain biking in Boulder,” this trail has ridiculously steep climbs with rock fins, loose kitty-litter turns, and amazing views. 7.8mi, started at 645pm...perfect lighting to finish the ride right before sundown Easy trail, good tough climb to get up to if you link it to Heil Ranch. Walker Ranch is a 1,719 ft moderately popular dirt/gravel road trail located near Santa Clarita California. Awesome ride, but coming from sea level, the hills and altitude really made me work for it! And it's located up Flagstaff road, which … MUCH prefer to ride the steeps downhill. 8,965' Up I have tons of memories here. I definitely wouldn't suggest it for beginners. Intro. Because the loop rides differently in each direction, it’s almost like you’re getting two … Awesome downhills Occasional joggers + horses. 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