Tunnel Springs Trail

About the Trail


A steady, rigorous climb of feet through Ponderosa pine forest on the south face of Observatory Mesa. The trail begins just north of the Railroad Springs neighborhood, and crosses the BNSF tracks in a bicycle and pedestrian underpass. The trail climbs steeply for just under a mile, gaining almost 400 feet in elevation, and then levels out on top of the mesa.

Endpoints


Railroad Springs FUTS Trail to Mars Hill FUTS Trail

Length


1.9 mi | 3.1 km
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Surface


Aggregate: 100 percent of the trail (1.9 mi | 3.1 km)

Grades


Easy grades: 64 percent of the trail has grades of less than 5 percent
Moderate grades: 27 percent of the trail has grades between 5 and 10 percent (2800 ft | 853 m)
Steep grades: 9 percent of the trail has grades between 10 and 15 percent (900 ft | 274 m)
Very steep grades: None of the trail has grades of more than 15 percent
Maximum grade: 13 percent

Elevation


Low point: 7014 ft | 2138 m
High point: 7404 ft | 2257 m
Elevation range: 390 ft | 119 m
Cumulative elevation gain/loss: 427 ft | 130 m

Intersecting Trails


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Tunnel Springs Trail

Tunnel Springs Trail
Tunnel Springs Trail

Tunnel Springs Trail
Tunnel Springs Trail
Tunnel Springs Trail