Pick N Sledge Grubstake Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, CO that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Close to Denver, and nice hike up. The downside is that it has little to no shade (I got lucky and went on cloudy day), and there are way too many bikes which for me ruins the whole experience. You have to keep stopping and move out of the way for the bikes and really be on the lookout for them because they're coming fast amd hardly let you know or care if there's a person on foot around the corner or doen the hill. Annoying!
so many bikes and hardly any shade. Trail was busy and we were constantly pulling the family and dog off the trail.
The views were the same as you snake up the side via switchbacks.
Not a bad trail for a newer/amateur hiker. Took the Pick n Sledge trail up to Grubstake around and was about 6.5 miles. There's a lot of residential and what seems like a mining facility nearby which kind of takes away from the scenic vibe. A lot of open areas so bring plenty of sunscreen and water.
Lots of bikers so be aware and ready to move out of the way. I slipped and fell coming back down the trail off some of the rocks so be careful!
this was a wonderful hike. the apex trail is closed still, so you have to turn down this path. all paths are clearly marked and easy to navigate. there are a lot of mountain bikers who kinda hogged the path, so I probably won't be going back until I get a mountain bike myself.