North Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vail, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,774 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked up partway on a Sunday morning. It’s fairly steep, with quite a few switchbacks, but both our 6yo and our 3yo were able to do it without too much trouble. There’s very limited shade, so be sure to bring a hat

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5 months ago

It’s not a hard hike but you need to be in shape to tackle it! I started from sandstone and went over to Lionshead Loop street. I then walked back to the condo I was staying in. Lots to look at. Nice patch of raspberries.

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6 months ago

The second star is based purely on convenience since the Sandstone trailhead is basically my backyard. Otherwise, this trail can be very annoying. It’s single track so anytime you pass another hiker or biker you have to jump off the trail into very tall brush, which is not easy to do with two dogs. Mountain bikers seem to love this trail though, there’s always a ton of them. I love taking in the views of Vail, but the highway noise isn’t ideal. If would definitely not recommend this trail if you’re visiting, there are way too many other trails worth checking out.

6 months ago

Single track, no shade and can hear the cars on the highway all the time

walking
7 months ago

Well the trail looks amazing. However it is closed until June 30th 2018. It’s just a seasonal closure.

7 months ago

Trail closed until June 20

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Great trail today. Hike to the 3.3 mile elevation. Beautiful aspen forest. Should be good for a couple more days

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saw a lot of wildlife! Beautiful hike in the fall when everything is yellow!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nice and easy climb with wonderful views overlooking vail. It is a little bit noisy with I70 in the background. This would be a perfect starter trail if you wanted something close to the heart of vail.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Great hike. All uphill. Our kids are 4 and under. Little difficult for them.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nice views of Vail. Well maintained trail that dips into Aspens, to sage brush, to Aspens.

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

July 17. Started at the Sandstone trailhead. We didn't make it all the way. Lots of switchbacks. Narrow trail. Constant incline but doable for an average person from Michigan. Nice views. My son I used it for XC conditioning.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Easy hike. Too much highway noise.

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