The trails are open all year.
It is open to hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mountain biking and horseback riding. Dogs are welcome. ATVs are allowed on the Killpecker Trail.
There are no parking or day use fees.
Both trails are moderate and they total 8.6 miles long.
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The North Lone Pine and Killpecker Trails see relatively little use which makes them ideal for some solitude.
The North Lone Pine Trail is 4.5 miles long. It follows North Lone Pine Creek for a while then past North and Middle Bald mountain before ending at Forest Road 517.
Killpecker Trail is 4.2 miles long. It follows Killpecker Creek, crosses Forest Road 300 three times, and will bring you very close to the summit of Middle Bald Mountain before ending at Forest Road 517.
North Lone Pine Trail isn’t as steep but Killpecker Trail is best if you want to climb to the top of Middle Bald Mountain. To hike both trails in a big loop is right at 12 miles.
If you are looking for a guide to take with you on the North Lone Pine and Killpecker Trails System:
- You can view, download, and print a PDF version of our free trail guide.
- You can put the trail map on your Android or iPhone using the PDF Maps app from Avenza.
- The Roosevelt National Forest also provides a status and description for the North Lone Pine Trail and Killpecker Trail. They also publish a Map of the Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest.
- The Poudre Wilderness Volunteers have great information about the North Lone Pine Trail and Killpecker Trail.
Killpecker Trail ranges in elevation from 9,180 feet at the trailhead to 10,960 feet near Middle Bald Mountain. North Lone Pine Trail ranges in elevation from 9,360 feet at the trailhead to 10,680 feet at the intersection of Forest Road 517.
To get to the trailheads, turn west off of US 287 on Red Feather Lakes Road at Livermore. Stay on Red Feather Lakes Road for 24 miles, then turn left onto Deadman Road. The North Lone Pine Trailhead will be 4.2 miles from the start of Deadman Road and the Killpecker Trailhead will be 6.8 miles from the start of Deadman Road.
Select the Google Map tab next to the Just Trails Map tab at the top of the page to see a directions map.
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