Hiking The North Lone Pine Trail

The 32nd most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon area, the North Lone Pine Trail (#953) is a 4.4 mile one-way route ascending from 9,400 feet to 10,720 feet. This trail passes by North and Middle Bald Mountains and ends at the Elkhorn Creek road. The trail crosses a couple logging roads, watch for rock cairns or blazes on the trees to indicate the trail location.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Fort Collins, head north on US287 for 21 miles into Livermore. Turn left heading west on Redfeather Lakes Road for 28 miles. The trailhead is on the left.

Overall, North Lone Pine Trail is the 32nd most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby North Lone Pine Trail including Flowers Trail, Killpecker Trail, Mount Margaret Trail, Roaring Creek Trail, Youngs Gulch #837 and Crosier Mountain #931Horsetooth Mountain Park.


Local Contact(s):  RNF (970)498-1375; Poudre Tourism (888) 876-8878; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes Colorado" from Scott Warren

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12667


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