Homestead and Mesa Loop Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews
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Homestead and Mesa Loop Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 574 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice hike with a great view of Devil's Thumb. Hike is very nice. A little steep at first but levels off pretty nice. Great views.

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4 months ago

Short and sweet! Good incline at the start, nice run down the rest. Pretty views of the mountains.

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5 months ago

tried to get to rattlesnake gulch in eldorado state park but was turned away because the park was at capacity (11am on a Sunday). did this trail instead and had a great time.
-two toilets at trailhead
-parking lot is tiny and full; we circled around twice between this lot and the one across the street and finally lucked out
-very little shade; bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
-we walked west on homestead up to mesa and also added the ~2 mile extra loop further west of the one outlined by alltrails. the hike up is a decent steady incline with almost no vertical steps. great to power walk to get your heart rate going (or jog, if you're in great shape)
-ended up hiking about 4.7 miles in a couple hours

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5 months ago

Beautiful, easy hike close to Boulder on a very well maintained trail system. Very few hikers on the trails today (Monday at end of August), which is exactly how I like it. Lots of options to adjust the length/difficulty of your hike. I did a 7.5 mile loop and enjoyed this part of it the most. Will definitely return to do the Shadow Canyon trails.

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6 months ago

Nice quick trail. Finished it way faster than expected

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8 months ago

Gentle hike with great views.

Pretty, easy trail.

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10 months ago

**Fee of $5 parking if you aren't registered in Boulder County**


Parking was a hassle as the lots are very small. Aside from that, easy trail, as others have mentioned the incline is very slight and easy to manage for beginners. Fairly busy area when I went--there was almost always another group visible either in front or behind on the trail, but still very enjoyable.

I did the standard Homestead->Mesa Loop.