The Cove Trail Head is located in Park Meadows and is easily assessable from many directions. Once you are on this trail head it branches into 4 different directions, each trail offers a different challenge so pick wisely. The first left branch will take you down towards old ranch road and will give you the choice to either head left down to the Old Ranch Road Trail head or take a right to continue onto Rambler. Take Rambler and you will find yourself climbing up switchbacks for awhile, take time to take in the view because it is absolutely beautiful. You will come to an area where you can either take a left, right, or just go straight. If you would like to cut it short take a right on Rademan Ridge and follow that until you come to an area where you can take a right, follow this and you will be on La Dea Duh which will bring you back to one of the four branches so you can run back to the cove. If you would like to extend this route I have attached a map for you to print.
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If you choose not to go down the first left branch continue along to a three way split. The very far left branch of the split will take you onto La Dea Duh, if you wish to choose this trail continue along until you come to a right which should be marked Cammy’s Trail, this will take you up a small climb to where you will have the option to either go left, right, or straight. Go whichever way want but I suggest taking a left and continuing down Rademan Ridge, continue along this trail until you pass your first right (which has a small bench next to it) continue forward and take a right and carefully make your way down the hill. At the bottom you will take a right and continue on Round Valley Express, when you come to your first right it should be Cammy’s Trail, take this trail and follow it up until you have the option to take a left or right. Take the left and continue on Rademan Ridge, this once again will lead you to one of the four branches so you can easily get back to The
Cove Trail Head. Below is a map of the course! Feel free to add on and make your own adventures!
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Now if you didn’t like the sound of those two this one is sure to please you. Take the trail that is the middle of the 3 way fork. This will take you on a steep climb that is sure to make you walk. After reaching the top I suggest a water break because to most people that trail is very difficult. Now continue going straight along Rademan Ridge (do not take Cammy’s Trail when you are on this trail) once you reach your first right (with the bench) take it and be careful as you come down because some of the rocks might catch your foot. You will have the chance to go down a service road that is a petroleum line (not that I am worried that it will explode…haha just kidding) don’t take this ( I have added an X in the map to show you not to go down it.). Pass the road and continue down the wide trail. At the bottom do not take a left or a right, go straight onto Rambler, follow rambler all the way up until you have the option to take a left or right. Take the right onto Seventy 101 and take a right then another right onto Matt’s Flat. Take this and avoid the left turn off labeled Backslide. Continue down this trail and take a left and you will soon be back to one of the four branches that leads you back to The Cove Trail Head. I attached a map of the route for you to print, feel free to add on to it to make it your own!
If that did not excite you I hope this one will. Take the very right of the 3 way fork and continue up Round Valley Express, at the top take a left on Cammy’s Trail and then take a right onto Rademan Ridge. Follow Rademan Ridge and take the right (with the bench) and continue down, pass the petroleum line and continue down the hill. Don’t go left or right but go straight up Rambler, after you reach the top take a right onto Seventy 101 and then take a left onto Valderoad. Follow this trail, pass the first left or right cut off and then take a right onto Nowhere Elks. Follow this trail and continue onto Backslide. Take a right onto Seventy 101 and then take your first left onto Cammy’s Trail, then take a left onto Matt’s Flat and follow this trail down (avoiding Backslide) and take a left to connect onto Round Valley Express. Continue down and you will find yourself at one of the four forks ready to make your way back to The Cove Trail Head. Map below!
The Round Valley Way Trailhead is located in Park Meadows and is one of the best places to access all of the great trails offered in Round Valley. The trailhead has a medium sized parking lot meant to accommodate lots of people. When you step out onto trail you can take an immediate right, after this you can take another right, and after that you can take a left. Each trail is different and offers a different set of terrain. Now I am going to show you a route that you can do out of this first right. Take the first right and continue down the trail until you can take a right onto “Hat Trick” take this and follow along this trail until you come to a service road. Cross the road and continue on “Hat Trick” until you have the option to take a right. Take the right onto the trail called Fastpitch and slowly make your way along the trail while enjoying the nature. Now you will have a choice to take a left or a right, take the left and continue along the trail until you come to a place where you can take a right. Do not take this but continue down “Hat Trick” until you can take a right onto Fastpitch (fun trail names huh?) Follow this trail and pass the service road once again, keep following this trail until you get to the Round Valley Way Trailhead. Below I have attached a map for you to print if you wish to follow this route or create your own!
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Now if you want something a little bit harder than that this route will catch your attention. Take your second right out of Round Valley Way Trail Head continue along the trail and take a left onto Matt’s Flat. Continue up this trail and take a right onto Nowhere Elks, follow this trail up and cross the service road. Continue on “Nowhere Elks” (take this slower because it is at 7,000 feet and it also is going up hill) come to the area where you can take a left or a right, take the right and take the next right to get onto “Somewhere Elks” follow this trail until you come to an area where you can either go left or right. Take the right onto Matt’s Flat and follow this until you come to a right, take this right and continue onto “Valderoad”. Take a left at Nowhere Elks, then take a left onto Matt’s Flat, this will lead you back down to the Round Valley Way Trailhead. Below I have attached a map for you to print so you can either use this route out map up your own!
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Now if you didn’t find that challenging this sure will (Map sure to look at the map before you try this.) Take the left out of the “Round Valley Way Trailhead” continue along Matt’s Flat and take a left onto Backslide. Follow this trail passing your first right and continue along the trail until you take a right onto Matt’s Flat. Follow Matt’s Flat and take a left onto Seventy 101, follow this trail and take another left. Follow this trail and take a right onto Rambler, make your way up this trail until you can take a left. Take a right onto Nowhere Elks, follow this trail and take a left, then a another left and continue along this trail until you have the choice to go to the right or left. Take the left onto Somewhere Elks, and follow this until you take a right onto Matt’s Flat. Follow Matt’s Flat and take a right onto Valderoad. Follow “Valderoad” passing three turn areas until you come to a place where you take a left onto Seventy 101. Follow “Seventy 101″ passing two turn areas until you come to Backslide where you will take a left, follow along this trail and take a right onto Matt’s Flat. Continue down this trail and you will find yourself at the “Round Valley Way Trailhead” once again! Below I have attached a map if you want to follow my route or create your own!
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If you ever want me to help you create a route for yourself, I would be more than happy to help you! Just look under “Contact us” and send me an e-mail and I will help create you a route personalized to your needs.