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This was a really fun and challenging trail! The trail was challenging only because it is a gradual (steep in a few short bursts) climb for about 2 miles. Amazing western views once you get over the ridge. Took me about 4.5-5 hours to complete. I took the Homestead trail to Shadow Canyon then took Shadow Canyon to the Towhee trail back. Would recommend doing the opposite. I would take the Towhee trail out because it offers fantastic views of the Flatirons and such!

hiking
4 days ago

4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Great view of Boulder and Eastern Slope from the top. Route from NCAR is closed so I had to go to the southern regoin to start.

Almost all snow has melted and pretty fun climb.

trail running
4 days ago

Great hike/run. Minor icy & muddy conditions in a few spots, but the trail is wide enough to avoid them. Definitely will be back for the views.

hiking
4 days ago

So this was pretty hard! I would not call this moderate! It was rough!

hiking
5 days ago

This was a really great hike! A short hike with a huge view! Loved it here! A little tricky to find the trail head so pay attention to that.

the beginning of this trail is steep but once you get up the hill it's totally worth it. pretty peaceful. my 4.5 yr old son loved it!!