Vail Mountain Hiking Trails

 
 
Eagle’s Loop: Short ridge-top loop with great views of Mount of the Holy Cross. 1 mile (1.6 km) 15-20 minutes - “easiest”
 
Lower Fireweed: Beautiful wooded trail between Adventure Ridge and Mid-Vail. 1 mile (1.6 km) 30-40 minutes -“easiest”
 
Berrypicker: Starting at Lower Fireweed, this intermediate trail winds down from Mid-Vail or Adventure Ridge to Vail Village or Lionshead. Picnic at Minnie’s Deck along the way. 4.6 miles (7.4 km) 2-3 hours one way – “intermediate”
 
Grand Escape: This trail offers an alternative hiking experience with spectacular views and makes a great loop with Ridge Route. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 1.5-2 hours one way. – “intermediate”
 
Kinnickkinnick: A wooded trail connecting Ridge Route at Wildwood and heads to Mid-Vail. 2 miles (3.2 km) 2 hours. Combine with Ridge Route: 3.4 miles (5.5 km) 3.5-4 hours one way. - “intermediate”
 
Ptarmigan Loop: –Scenic trail through shaded woods connecting with Ridge Route at Wildwood to Ptarmigan Point and back. 1.2 miles (1.9 km) 30-40 minutes. Loop with Ridge Route: 4 miles (4.2 km), 2.5-3 hours. “intermediate”
 
Ridge Route: Intermediate ridge climb from Adventure Ridge to Wildwood and back with spectacular views. 1.4 miles (2.3 km) 1.5-2 hours one way – “intermediate”
 
Sunlight:  Beautiful trail connecting Ridge Route and Kinnickinnick at Wildwood, finishing at Patrol Headquarters. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 1 hour. Length with connecting trails varies: 3.5-4.5 miles (5.6-7.2 km) 2.5-3 hours one way. – “expert”
 
Bad Simba: Steep single track trail with switchbacks winding through trees and meadows, eventually meeting up with Berry Picker. .75 miles (1.2 km), 1-1.5 hours one way. – “expert”
 
 

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