The steep and sometimes rocky Cross Trail is very popular with hikers, especially those looking for a good work out on their way up and down the mountain. A parallel trail on the lower mountain, the Fall Line Trail, offers opportunity for a shorter loop experience on the lower slopes of the mountain.
The Grandstaff Trail is the newest trail experience on Red Mountain, and is quickly becoming a must ride favorite for local and visiting mountain bikers. With Big views, fun flow, big vertical, and optional air time, it’s no wonder as to why! While the trail is open to two-way bike and foot traffic, and the open view corridors at most of the turns are designed to minimize conflict between uphill and downhill trail users, most local riders enjoy riding up the Red Mountain Jeanne Golay Trail given its consistent grade and plenty of shady spots… before enjoying Grandstaff on the way back down. Lower Grandstaff is open to downhill traffic only, ensuring a safe and fun experience for everyone on the lowest slopes of the mountain.
• Uses: Hiking, mountain biking
• Length: 2-7 miles depending on where you turn around and your route selection.
• Ability Rating: Moderate to difficult
• Usage: Heavy
• Dogs permitted, with leash
• Restrictions: Note that the road leads to private property at the top.