North Table Mountain Trail

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  • The City of Golden offers an extensive and interconnected trail system of 24 miles, providing diversity in both types of trail experience and destinations. Regional Trail connections provide a link to neighboring communities and open space.

    Download the Golden Parks, Trails and Open Space Map (pdf) for a full map of all the parks and trails within and surrounding Golden, or access the Golden Trailhead Google Map.

    North Table Mountain Trail

    North Table Mountain Trail is 1.5 miles and traverses the southwest side of North Table Mountain below the cliff band. There are excellent views of the Golden Valley. The trail is moderate to advanced in difficulty, with 300 feet elevation gain from the north and 400 feet elevation gain from the south. The trail branches left to the Golden Cliffs Trail shortly after the trailhead in the north. Stay right to keep on the North Table Mountain Trail. The trail terminates near Peary Parkway at its southern end.

    Directions

    Access the trail via Highway 93 just north of Pine Ridge Road. (4758 Highway 93)

    Parking

    Parking lots at both the northern and southern trailheads are available.

    Difficulty

    The trail is moderate to advanced in difficulty.

    Wildlife

    The Front Range of Colorado touches three distinct ecosystems – grassland prairie, pinyon-ponderosa woodlands and montane – that support a rich variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Rabbit, hare, prairie dog, fox, coyote, badger, bobcat, mule deer, elk, black bear and mountain lion all call the Front Range their home.

    Use of Trail

    Bike Access: Yes

    Keep bikes under control and at a safe speed.
    Dogs should be leashed at all times and waste picked up.
    Be respectful of residential neighborhoods and mind noise levels, especially after dark.
    Clean up any trash and recyclables and place in designated bins.
    Do not harass wildlife.
    Keep out of native and sensitive areas, stick to designated trails.
    Alcoholic beverages are prohibited per city ordinance.

    Maintenance

    This trail is maintained by the City of Golden. We appreciate resident and visitor communication and feedback to ensure the Golden parks system remains safe and clean. Report maintenance concerns or damages to Paul Burkholder.