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Hogsback Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Difficulty
Condition
Good

Notes: 9.18.21

Region
Trail Length
1.1 miles
Distance from Durango
2 miles
Directions
Gain
690 ft
Rating
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Hogsback Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

2 Miles

Gain

690 Feet

Condition

Good

Region

Trail Length

1.1 Miles

Part of the Overend Mountain Park trails system.

Hogsback Trail is located in Overend Mountain Park trail system and is a great day hike right in the town of Durango. Hogsback trail is a popular trail that provides scenic views of Downtown Durango and the Animas Valley, and gains nearly 700 feet within its steep 1-mile ascent. Hogsback can be accessed from the Leyden Street Trailhead from 8 Bells, Perin’s Gulch, or Hogsfoot. Note: the top-most part of Hogsback is closed to bikes; hike-only.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.285552, -107.901256

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Parking at Leyden Street

Parking at Crestview Street

Parking at Hidden Valley

To Leyden Street: From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Cross the river over Camino Del Rio on 9th Street and turn right onto Roosa Avenue. Turn left onto El Paso Street, and turn right onto Forest Avenue. Turn left onto Leyden Street and continue to the end of the cul-de-sac to the trailhead.

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Trip Reports and Recent Photos

Hogsback Trail

Submitted by: EddieM

Date Visited:

9/29/20

Trail Condition:

Good

Comments:

We had a great hike to the top today. Lots of loose rocks but take your time and it will be worth the work. The fall foliage was spectacular!

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