Pick N Sledge Grubstake Loop Trail

MODERATE 136 reviews
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Pick N Sledge Grubstake Loop Trail is a 5 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.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike when you are short on time. We didn’t do the whole thing because of that reason, but it’s an easy hike up. Nice views of the city and mountains in the distance. Great workout

hiking
1 month ago

It was a good trail for hiking. Lots of rocks, didn't wear the proper shoes for this trail. Very nice work out and got the blood pumping. Would do this hike again.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice workout and decent views

trail running
2 months ago

Solid trail for a decent

hiking
5 months ago

Did a slightly different loop, taking the Apex trail up to the Grubstake Loop switchbacks then back down the Pick N Sledge trail--the beginning is a little more exposed than I usually like but a beautiful after work quick hike! Nice variety of trees, views, rocks, & elevation gain. Pretty muddy but not bad as of 4/25.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked 3/22, loved the forested part on the north end of the grub loop, but was still snowy! Was slipping and sliding for most of that 0.8 mile stretch, luckily had tractionwear. Potentially avoidable by taking the bonanza cut-through.

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

10 months ago

Nice for trail running.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Super hot, get there early! Bring water and snacks

trail running
Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Great for trail running after work

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

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.

hiking
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

Yes

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

hiking
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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