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West Magnolia

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

A network of connecting trails on forest service land. Forested single track with some multi use roads connecting them. Smooth crusiers to technical fun for all ability levels. Just go out and explore, it is literally an endless maze of great riding. Built and maintained by BOA and IMBA with the blessing of the Forest Service. This network was posted hiking,biking and horses only on all the singletrack last year. Enjoy.
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Latitude
39.94975340768179
Longitude
-105.51029205322266
Trail Directions
Take 119 south from Nederland for approx 3/4 miles to the trailhead at Magnolia Rd. You can also follow Magnolia Rd. west to many fs road accesses
Trail Length
20+ Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Nederland
Zip/Postal Code
80466
Country
USA
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 5, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Karkus ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fun network of trails.....but it's closed this summer (2012) for tree thinning ,etc.
Check for updates at
bouldermountainbike.org/content/west-magnolia-info



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Review Date
August 13, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: arnolda14 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There's a veritable spider's web of trails here and it's a lot fun and a GREAT place to take first-timers. A lot of the terrain has become a bit sandy - enough to be a bit of a buzz-kill but it's still a fantastic place to turn people on to the sport. Make sure to find your way to "The Car Wash", which is a section where the aspen trees form a tunnel that you ride through - very cool.

Recommended Route:
This is a web of trails where only the truely OCD rider would stick to a "route". Just get on your bike and ride. The easiest trails seem to be on the south end.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Another great beginner's ride is Mud Lake. For more advanced riders, Walker Ranch is easily one of the best rides in Colorado.



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Review Date
June 5, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: davec113 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
There is some nice singletrack at the bottom, and east of the highway. Beware of private property, dirt bikes have gotten on the previously unlabeled singletrack and Eldora cross country trails and f-ed it up for the rest of us. Some really nice fs roads were closed, and NO access is allowed up to the top of Tenessee Mtn to connect to Eldora and Jenny Creek.

The aerobic difficulty is a 2 staying on the labeled singletrack, but a 5 if you go up the mountain...

Recommended Route:
They just posted maps of the area at all trailheads. Lots of mtb made singletrack is now labeled, and signs posted not allowing motorized vehicles on them. They used to be underground, I thought of them as a nice warm-up to climbing up to Eldora. You can probably hit all the legal singletrack in West Mag in an hour or two...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
East Mag, Sourdough



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Review Date
June 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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4.75 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: endo-boy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
West Magnolia is a great series of trails that starts from Magnolia east of Peak to Peak Hiway and runs along the road, crossing the hiway, and then down into the National Forest. Once down there, lots of possibilities exist that put you all over the area. I believe there are ridge top trails that eventually drop you behind Nederland HS, the last time I tried it, there were still snow drifts up top. Some old trials ramps and drops that need work can be found. Also an interesting series of trails that we call the Blair Witch Trials, winding s turns that really go nowhere. Great place to ride, you can easily do 3-4 hours (75% singletrack) or riding an not see the same stuff. We use this as our night riding area when we are getting ready for 24 hours of moab.

Recommended Route:
Magnolia east of Peak to Peak. Ride the loop around the small hill and head west into West Magnolia. Follow some of the ridges, great drops, and get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sourdough for sure, Jamestown stuff, Bettaso from the bottom, Walker



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