Valley Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Masonville, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Very fun trail!
A very nice walk. Was overcast and that was good as there are not many parts of this hike that are in the shade. Horses and some mountain bikers on trail but relatively few people. Lots of trails off of this route to get in some cardio and additional miles. Would come again.
Wonderful trail for those looking for a peaceful place early in the morning, horseback riding, and/or people with small children. My go to spot for a trail close to Fort Collins with lots of solitude. There are great views of the foothills in that area but no views of Longs Peak, Continental Divide, etc- plus very little shade!
Great hike. Good one to take the kids on. No Dogs. The Cabin was pretty cool for the kids and the parents. Perfect day today!
Small parking lot that fills up fast. Eastern half of the loop is gravel and really flat with no coverage. Western half goes up into the hills, has nice views of the valley/western side of Horsetooth Rock and has some tree coverage. Saw hummingbirds, mule deer and western hognose snake. Historic cabin in the northeast that was neat. Nice local hike.
I always enjoy this hike. Awesome views and lots of wildlife
Charlie Rebekah G.
A nice easy hike. Free parking.
Found this area when it fell into an opening in an otherwise rainy/snowy day. Made it about 1/3 across the Ginny trail before the weather closed in and we had to retrace our steps. The portion of the trail we completed was pretty easy with a decent gain in elevation that provides some really nice views of the valley and the area a few miles toward the west. There were signs of wildlife throughout and a pack of coyotes serenaded us as we returned to the parking area. Planning to return on a nicer day, really early in the morning.
There are a lot of trails, which is a good thing because there are many different places you can go. We only walked one loop so there is plenty to do again on another trip. Because there were so many different trails, the signs didn't help very much. It was much easier to use the park provided map and a compass to keep everything straight.
Diverse scenery. Great hike.
Love the trail system here. Several loops and spurs to choose from. Not everything is exposed, you can get some shade through the pines. Two vault toilet facilities, several picnic areas along the trail, and you can visit an old cabin. Great way to spend an afternoon.
View to the west on the Ginny trail is awesome. DR trail has plenty of shade.
One of my favorites :)
Well taken care of with many trail options. Valley loop is easy gradual trail whereas power line is a steep incline