Blackhawk Peak Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Blackhawk Peak Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles 1279 feet Loop

dog friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Ghost town, abandoned mines, gambling This is a hike up a jeep road alongside a stream for the first mile. This road can be steep at times. As you reach the top, you arrive in a meadow surrounded by aspen with remains of a old mining town. When the road reaches the cabins and turns right, cut through the meadow on your left toward Blackhawk Peak. Stay low. If you continue up the slope toward the ridge, you will be going over and under fallen trees. Stay level and you will reach the saddle between Blackhawk Peak and the ridge. Continue up Blackhawk Peak. Return to the saddle and cut to the left. There is a trail that meanders behind the ridge and you can climb up to another unnamed summit. Once you reach the second summit, go down the slope and catch the same road down to the trailhead.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Mostly 4×4's, shooters. Kinda trashed too.

1 year ago

Did not enjoy this trail, no scenery, too any vehicles driving up and down it, no ghost town just some logs staked on top of each other. It was a waste of time.

2 years ago

Def a difficult trail but well worth it. The old cabins are awesome to go in and there were a lot of old relics from when they were built. The views were beautiful. I wouldn't suggest doing this hike unless you are experienced at hiking, as there were quite a few steep spots. Will be doing this hike again.

4 years ago

This was awful. There were empty gun shells all over the trails, gunshots, no mining "ghost town." While the hike had a couple of scenic spots, it was not one I would recommend.