Walker Ranch Loop Trail

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Summary The Walker Ranch Loop Trail is a circular route in Boulder County, South of Boulder. Overall, the hike was 7.6 miles with an elevation change of 1,525 vertical feet. There are two climbs and two descents as shown in the trail profile in this Boulder County Open Space Brochure.  Overall, I would rate this

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Bear Canyon Trail

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Summary This is an out-and-back hike into Bear Canyon, with a loop at the end. Overall, the hike was 6.2 miles with an elevation change of 1,465 vertical feet. I rate this as a moderately difficult hike owing to rough terrain when crossing Bear Creek. Otherwise, the trail surface is quite good. This is a

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First and Second Flatiron Trail

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Summary The First and Second Flatiron Trail is an out-and-back hike of just 1.4 miles each way (2.7 miles round-trip).  This is a short, but steep hike (11° average), with an elevation change of 1,420 vertical feet.  I would rate this hike as difficult owing to the altitude gain, rocky terrain and rock scramble near

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