Pick N Sledge Grubstake Loop Trail

MODERATE 95 reviews
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Pick N Sledge Grubstake Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado 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.

5.3 miles
1131 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running







9 days ago

We did this trail 3/11 and it was awesome! Some icy spots but easily navigable without spikes or traxs.

1 month ago

Great views of the city. Super muddy for the pups, but a good time!

1 month ago

Icy in the beginning and very muddy if you bring the pups!

3 months ago

Nice for trail running.

7 months ago

Super hot, get there early! Bring water and snacks

trail running
8 months ago

Loved the climbing and descending. Great trail to get quick climbs with instant downhill reward. Sun exposure pretty solid with some moments of shady reprieve. It was breezy today and that was helpful. Be in the lookout for bikers! Everyone was friendly. #runninggoddess

9 months ago

pretty nice trail once you get about halfway thru. first half mostly sunny. i would say about 1/3 is thru trees. Didnt see much wildlife except for a deer. Got a nice pic of that tho

9 months ago

This was a beautiful hike and trail, however, about 90% of it is sun exposed and I prefer something with a little more variety. There were a lot of mountain bikers who were all super kind and courteous!

9 months ago

Great for trail running after work

10 months ago

Gradual climb with nice eastern facing views. It's wide open except for about 1 mile on the western side of the loop. It'll be too hot in summer, but very nice now. Lots of fragrant chokeberries blooming.

11 months ago

An easy loop with the minimum amount of elevation to interest me, lots of wild life. The only qualm I have is sharing the trail with mountain bikers. Go on an "odd" day and bikers can only do the loop one way and it can/might save you a headache.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Easy hike. Lot of bikers. Good views here and there. Not a bad way to start the season off of you're looking for an easy conditioning hike.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Good views of Denver and a variety of terrain.

Friday, February 03, 2017


Monday, September 12, 2016

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!

Monday, September 05, 2016

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.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

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!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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.

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