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Jamestown Loop

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Climb on Ward St. as it turns into a jeep road. It gets pretty rocky in sections, but nothing unbearable. Stay left thru one or 2 junctions until you get to a gate and a private property sign. This is where you have to cross the creek. Trail books remark that this crossing is "questionable at peak runoff." Go up that trail and keep to the left at all junctions. It eventually loops back down to Jamestown. Parts of the downhill, even though 4wd road, are extremely steep and rocky.
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Latitude
40.11181995037031
Longitude
-105.40566444396973
Trail Directions
N of Boulder on 36. Up LeftHand Canyon to Jamestown. Park in Town. Ward St. south (left) is the start of the trail.
Trail Length
10-15 or so
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Jamestown
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Review Date
August 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: WuJJ ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This used to be a great ride, but not anymore. 331, which descends back into Jamestown, is now closed and marked as private property. That trail is also very damaged with deep ruts and loose rocks. Not fun as it once was. I rode in the area on 8/4/2012.

Recommended Route:
Instead of doing Jamestown loop, there are some singletrack trails once you get to Gold Lake. Hard to describe, so you'll have to explore or find someone who knows the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
North Sourdough to Wapiti loop



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Review Date
August 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: nca777 ,  Racer

Summary:
This circuit is ridiculous!

You will not like any of these trails if you're really into Walker and the like and think they are pretty tough. The initial climb, as stated, is not that hard if you go up ward st. After you cross the creek, on a bridge, the climbing gets pretty steep, I walked about half of it. Although steep and rutted, the last leg of climbing is short and direct to a 3-4 way junction. It was getting real dark when we got to this point, but luckily we ran into a local who guided us through some very sick, very technical singletrack.

In broad daylight I would rate some sections we rode as 5-5+, at night (around 8PM) w/ no lights it was out of control.

There is some crazy obstacles and stuff some local guys have set up and if you're lucky you'll find them. At one point we rode up and over deadfall on rock/boulder ramps on very steep grade. I almost nailed a tree.

Like everyone else, you'll have to explore.

Recommended Route:
up ward st. east across 509 left on singletrack, down road, right on singletrack, down, down, down, and into jamestown.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Todd Gulch



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Review Date
December 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: bo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
no fun, don't go. all up and then back down.

Recommended Route:
a different trail



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Review Date
September 3, 2000

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rich , from boulder

Summary:
rocky rocky and more rocks ,kinda gotta be in the right mood, or you wont have a good time.

Recommended Route:
obviously no one here knows the easy way to the top. just take gold lake rd. to gold lke ranch resort. through the green gate staight on the 4wd for a mile or so , to the left is slaughterhouse gaulch to the right is 509, straight ahead is secret single track, have fun.



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Review Date
October 10, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tim , from Boulder

Summary:
I have to agree with all of the other reviews -- this is one of the best (if not the best) ride in Boulder County. Crossing James Creek can be cold, but its not a problem if you are riding when its warm. Crossing in the early spring or late fall is a challenge. For the adventuresome, try riding all the way down Gold Lake Ridge to the end of the jeep road. Turn right at the bottom for a killer descent into Lefthand Canyon.

Recommended Route:
From Jamestown ride up Ward Rd as described before. At the ridge there are more ways down that you (or I) can count. Find them yourselves!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Find them yourselves!



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