Cherry Creek singletrack - TRAIL

Cherry Creek singletrack - Trail, Denver, Colorado

A surprising little gem of a trail system in an otherwise very crowded part of colorado. All of it is pretty tight, and there's a couple of places where you have a little room to play around, catch air, etc. Careful right after a melt or t-storm, 'cuz the mud does get pretty thick and we don't want to damage what little we have in the urban area.

User Reviews (19)

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Guyechka   Weekend Warrior [Sep 09, 2006]

Damn you goatheads, damn you to hell!

I like this trail, but every time I ride it something goes wrong. I get a flat from a goathead, or I break my saddle... I believe this trail may be cursed. The good news is that I can walk home if something terrible happens. And that's really what it's all about, right? You aren't going to get great scenic views or steep climbs or long rock gardens. You will get some interesting singletrack that winds around down by the river, and it will be the closest singletrack to you if you live in Denver.

Customer Service

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Get on the singletrack and follow it as far as you want (or are able). There are some sections that are nearly washed out. One in particular is up high on the bank, near the golf course. If you screw up, then you will tumble through the bushes and wind up wet and covered in goat heads.

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arnolda14   Cross Country Rider [Aug 14, 2006]

I used to ride this trail twice a week when I lived in Denver and I want to give props to Dexter and his buddies for building all the jumps!! It's a great place to get your off-road fix after work if you don't feel like driving to the mountains - there are a few technical sections but most of it is very easy. That little pond near the golf course is a great place to tuck away and burn one if you're so inclined. You can ride this trail all the way into early December, depending on the year and the late fall folliage is much nicer than what we Coloradans normally get to see.

Customer Service

It's pretty intermittent so you have to hop up and down from the paved trail so just keep your eyes peeled. If you stay away from the braids near the river, you'll get less sand. Do yourself a favor and make sure to hit the jumps out on the southeast end of the trail. WOO HOO!!

...and yes, beware the dreaded goat's head. Stay on-trail and do NOT ride this trail without a patch kit and pump.

Similar Products Used: If you're stuck in downtown Denver, this is the trail to ride, but it's not really true mountain biking. Ride this trail to learn your skills during the week and then go hit the real trails on the weekend.
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T_Lyledesign   Cross Country Rider [Feb 11, 2005]

Ok, I ride this trail a lot. I live right next to it, so it's a good option if I want to do a trail but not drive an hour to the mountains. In the summer this trail is great. The hard pack is fast, the boulders are dry, and it's never really crowded. I seldomly run across more than 2 people every day I'm out. I've tried to ride it this winter twice. Word of the wise, wait until spring. The mud gets so thick that you can't move. The only downsides in the summer are washouts, but it seems like the trail has recovered a bit. THere is still a lot of sand in spots, but it isn't that bad. I usually ride from Exposition to what I have figured is the end where you see a golf course and prairie dogs. I wish it was longer than that, but I get in about 11 miles round trip. Well my final words are, if you live in denver and want to hit a trail for a little bit, try it out. It's fun for a city single track.

Customer Service

I go from Expostion (ish) to the end of the trail.

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Weiss97   Cross Country Rider [May 02, 2004]

Great Trail if you don't want to do any climbing. Trail changes every year due to wash-out. If you ride it, do some trail maintenance during breaks. Don't ride from 1st Snowfall until April, it may get a bit squirrely on ya.

Customer Service

From Colorado to Highline canal... but try and ride as early as the Cherry Creek Mall... let's lengthen this thing

Similar Products Used: Go out to Cherry Creek Reservoir, you may find a similar style?
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Steve Z   [Feb 16, 2000]

This trail seemed lonely so I figured I'd review it. Well, I wouldn't make a trip from out of town to do the trail, but if you live in Denver it was pretty entertaining in Feb. when all the other trails are muddy. In conjunction with the cement bike paths you can get a good ride in without getting in the car.

The trail itself was bone dry when I rode it, fast and hard as a rock. Twisty curvy singletrack with a couple of challenging technical rocky spots.

Not the best trail in the world, but for an after ride workout in an urban area, pretty damn nice.

Customer Service

Only one way to go, out and back.

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Mark Adams   [Mar 07, 2000]

I have to agree with Rich this is a gem of a trail that doesn't have a lot of traffic. You can use this trail when you really don't feel like going all the way to the foothills. There are some technical spots but those are far and few in between. Excellent for those who are beginning or training for the big stuff.

Customer Service

Start off on Havana and Dartsmouth (where the golf course is at) and continue all the way to the Cherry Creek Mall

Similar Products Used: These aren't really in the same area but all Jefferson County Parks are really good rides
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Dan "Mt Bike King" Dow   [Apr 04, 2000]

From CC Mall, you go uphill on a paved bike trail. Eventually, you will see a dirt trail on the Right.
Take this trail, and you will eventually hit a clearing. Go acrossed it and just keep on going upriver.
There are contruction areas to go across, a trials area(Waterfall Basin), and a few sections you might have to get off and push. Ride until you get to Havana. There is only one area you have to watch out for. There is a hill going past the JFK golf course. It looks like a luge run! Everyone tries to fly up this hill, and go down it fast! Please be cautious!
Another thing:
This is a popular trail in Denver. The best time to ride is after work, or especially during a Broncos (football) home game.
There are a lot of "trail-runners" that wear headphones, look out for them!
Also, a lot of old people and their dogs!
If you ever need a bail-out there is the bike trail above you. As long as you go down-river, you cannot get lost.
I like this trail on overcast days, and especially like to ride in the winter.
In the Spring, it rains and snows a lot, and the trail gets muddy easily, being by the river. Sometimes the river overflows its banks.
I hope you enjoy this trail.
If you see a dude with a fold-up saw doing a little trimming, please say HI to me.
Please e-mail me if any questions.
Ride Long And Prosper...

Customer Service

The best route is to park at the Cherry Creek Mall and ride upriver from there. A little ways up you'll see a dirt trail go off to the right. This is where you can start. This takes you more or less to Havana Street. Then you can turn around and go back DOWNHILL! There are a few times you have to get off the trail because of the way it's built. If you stay on the dirt median of the road, you'll soon see ways to get back on.

Similar Products Used: There is a park where Kipling crosses Bear Creek (The River, not road) There is some off-road riding here and also some fishing ponds.
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rob   [May 15, 2000]

There is construction along the creek taking place that has wiped out parts of the trail east of Cherry Creek Mall. The trail still exists, but, on the section where they are improving the banks of the creek you must detour onto the bike path that parellels the trail.

Similar Products Used: Go to the Foothills!
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Paul   [Jun 24, 2000]


Don't even bother wasting your time. If you are new and went out and spent a bank roll on a bike you will never ride off of pavement then you can ride this so you can say you have ridden off road. And People say it has techenical sections in it? Well I have didn't think is was techenical unless you think that a couple off rocks are realy hard to ride your way through. I you are lazy and don't like to ride where you have to climb hills on your bike then check out Bear Creek Lake Park. If you can actualy ride a bike trial that has challenging hills to climb and you don't want to travel way into the mountains then try Green Mountain Park or any thing around Golden or Morrison.

Similar Products Used: Go to Green Mountain Park
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joe shepherd   [Nov 17, 2000]

I paticularly like the motocross part (Ihave seen alot of dirtbikes on this part) between oproxamatly quebec an holly and a bit east of holly its fast and oopen so you dont have to worry about those stupid jjoggers that got lost on what i consider to belong to us bikers but anyway you can pretty much bomb threw this section tons of jumps for good practice I never did like the single track at cherry creek due to the forementioned stupid jogger/walkers cant go to fast through that section I still have respect evn though I hate those sh!thead joggers that id like to run over most people dont know about it but there is also a trail praralelling that on just on the other side which is short and broken up into sections which is muuuuuuuch better than the most commonly ridden side better known as the north side it is much more technical and I hadnt run across a jogger yet on that side I think anyone can ride this trail from the begginer to the experts because even them like me need practice on all types of terrain including the boring flat stuff!!!!!!!!!

Customer Service

starts at cherry creek mall and ends about havana if you can find the hole trail some of its broken up by roads such as holly if you follow the road cherry creek north past monacoe behind the school or to the right as you ride up to it too quebec cross quebec you can find the motocross section mentioned in the review good luck!

Similar Products Used: the "v" which isnt to close its in aurora right behind aurora comunity college if you can follow the paved trail there better known as the highline canal trail has great jumping and some single track around that general area alot of bmx'ers doing some 20 footers
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