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North Table Mountain: Outer Loop


What this popular trail network lacks in quality it makes up for in accessibility.

Hiking Moderate

12 km
316 m
316 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2 km
North Table Mountain: Outer Loop Map

North Table Mountain is one of the key after work hot spots for residents in and around Golden. Easily accessible off of Highway 93 or from a variety of trailheads in Golden, North Table Mountain not only sees hikers and trail runners, but mountain bikers, dog walkers, and equestrians as well. The singletrack shows the signs of this wear, with rutted sections and a lot of trail braiding.


While some sections of trail are very worn, others have seen more recent maintenance and exhibit the classic characteristics of Front Range singletrack: steep, switchbacked climbs, technical rock challenges, and fast—but short—descents.

This trail network is worth hiking if only for the views from the tops of the cliffs ringing North Table Mountain, providing beautiful vistas of the greater Denver area, and the mountains rising up from the plains.

While definitely not the best singletrack trail in the area, if you're looking for a quit hit of dirt after you clock out for the day, North Table Mountain just might be the perfect fix.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and November


  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly

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