Hidden Mesa Trail

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Hidden Mesa Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franktown, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.3 miles 583 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

Ride or hike this 1224-acre open space buffer between Castle Rock and Franktown. Embark on this soft-surface trail from the trailhead at the old homestead at Parker Road. Follow the farm lane as it crosses over Cherry Creek and then winds up to the top of the mesa where it loops around viewpoints,

hiking
2 months ago

Took my dog on the trail. She loved it. We were both getting overheated though because there is not enough shade on the trail. It was about mid-day and there were a lot of mountain bikers.

2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Great practice for mountain runs

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Nice hike, good views, we prefer more foresty area with more shade.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

6 months ago

Great walk close to home! Gets warm quickly as there is little shade! Dogs love cooling off in Cherry Creek

7 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

Great trail for knocking the rust off your mountain biking skills.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful views. Great trails.

1 year ago

Great trail for running with dog (leashed). Did this at end of October when it starts to get too cold to go hiking up in Mountains. Need to watch out for mountain bikers but traffic wasn't bad on the particular day I went. Will definitely be doing it again!

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

A nice hike that is easy to complete. It starts at an old farm house on a dirt trail leading to bridge that crosses the river. Eventually the trail turns to a paved path before bearing off to another dirt trail that steadily gains its way up hill.

The trail switches between sandy areas and washed out riverbed type rocks. The trail loop takes you along the ridge giving excellent views. There is plenty of wildlife and beautiful flora.

The trail is accessible to both cyclists and horses which means paying lots of attention to where you step. Also due to the miles it takes longer then expected, it was dark before we got back to the trailhead.

road biking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

I enjoy this trail because it's close to home. Well maintained. Nice views. A relatively mild hike. It gets busier on the weekends and evenings.

mountain biking
2 years ago