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Moderate Hiking Trails Information | Town of Vail

Vail Mountain Trails

Town of Vail Hiking Information for Trails on Vail Mountain

Length: Varies  Difficulty: Varies   Crowds: Varies

Vail Mountain offers many miles of hiking trails that are both accessible from Vail Village and Lionshead, as well as from Mid-Vail and Eagles Nest/Adventure Ridge. See the Vail Mountain hiking website for more information.


North Trail (Buffehr Creek to Red Sandstone) (CLOSED April 15 – June 20)

Town of Vail Hiking Information for North Trail (Buffehr Creek to Red Sandstone)

Length: 3.7 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate   Crowds: Moderate

From the Buffehr Creek trailhead, cross the bridge and proceed about 1/4 mile before turning right at the first junction (the trail to the left takes you to Garmisch Drive). Continue north...


North Trail (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek) (CLOSED April 15 – June 20)

Town of Vail Hiking Information for North Trail (Red Sandstone to Son of Middle Creek)

Length: 3.5 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate  Crowds: Moderate

Follow switchbacks as you climb steadily for about 1.5 miles to an intersection with the Son of Middle Creek Trail #2136. Views from here are excellent as this is one of the...


Lower Piney Trail

Town of Vail Hiking Information for Lower Piney Trail

Length: 3.0 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate  Crowds: Light

The Lower Piney Trail follows the Piney River downstream through meadows and aspen forests. At mile 1, the Wash Holland trail veers right. Stay left here. At mile 3.0, the...


Meadow Mountain

Town of Vail Hiking Information for Meadow Mountain

Length: 4.8 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate  Crowds: Moderate

The Meadow Mountain trail follows an old logging road above Dowd Junction. Popular year-round, the trail is family and dog friendly. It climbs through meadows that...


Upper Piney River Trail

Town of Vail Hiking Information for Upper Piney River Trail

Length: 3.0 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Moderate  Crowds: Very High

From the trailhead, it is a gradual climb for about 3 miles to a cascading waterfall which makes a good destination for the average hiker. Views of the Gore Range abound...


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