Belcher Hill is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Golden, CO that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.
We took Belcher Hill Part of either Wrangler or Longsomething, and evertually to "steep trail" for a very steep but fun hike down. This park is a hidden gem! The hikes are fun and moderate, and the views of Golden and some glimpses of the city, as well as a grand view of two nearby resevoirs, gives the hike a nice feel. Problematically, there is a nearby gravel pit which is loud and somewhat an eyesore. That being said, I loved the hike we took. I saw a ton of bikers and I'm not certain why - it did not seem a particularly nice bike trail and was rather rocky and somewhat steep. I saw many people hiking and carrying their bikes. For hikers though, it made for a fantastic 2 hour dayhike!
**!! Trail closed **!!
The tracks listed on this trail are for 2 different trails making it a loop, the first part Belcher Hill trail is open and is actually a fairly easy hike especially once get up on top of the hill. The way back is called Mustang trail and it is closed due to flooding issues. I still went ahead and followed it, for the most part it is pretty manageable but once you get along the creek the trail is getting very overgrown, it's still easy to follow but you'll be in the bush. The views from the top of Belcher hill are great and that trail is definitely kid friendly. Mustang trail (the closed one) is more difficult especially on the switch backs on the way back up.
**!! You can make this a shorter loop by taking the Sawmill trail and looping back to Belcher trail.
A steep and rocky trails and a good training hill. Way too many bikers that forget to yield to hikers. Because the park is contained in a small area there is much up and down elevations gains. Dog owners and visitors to the park agree that all dog owners should not litter the trail with dog bags. LEAVE NO TRACE. A better area to hike when the weather is cooler in the spring or late fall. At the time of this review the wild flowers were alert and beautiful. Saw a little girl with picked wildflowers and my heart sank. Where there were 100 flowers, there are 10 now due to this kind of practice.