Legault Mountain Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conifer, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Legault Mountain is a minor peak about 25 miles southwest of Denver. The short hike to the summit involves merely 1200 feet of elevation gain over a horizontal distance of around 3.5 miles. Much of the access to the peak is over a network of maintained trails in Meyer Ranch Park. The final 1/4 mile to the summit involves cross-country bushwhacking and optional, mild scrambling. While the approach is thickly forested, the foliage clears around the summit area, revealing nice views to the south and east, up the Turkey Creek drainage, and also to the west. Steep Berrian Mountain (9147') is a prominent landmark to the northwest.
Good hike! Some views on the hike up. The dogs loved the hike too! Bring yak tracks further into the winter.
Nice little hike, but there isn't a view at the top because there are trees the entire time.
With kids ages 9 to 11. Well marked. Trail with was more than single track. Trail names are Owl perch, Lodge Pole loop, and sunny Aspen Trail. Managed by Jeffco open space.
Very nice trail, well marked and not very rocky. All of it is in the trees and there are no great viewing points, but it's a pretty trail. Would be more stars but I was really unlucky and went at the same time as a group of young bikers, probably in some summer camp or something. They were loud and no matter what I did it was almost impossible to lose them. Other than that I thought it was great!
Very nice trail. A lot of bike riders on narrow paths tho :(
It was peaceful and quiet once I reached the 2nd loop. Some pretty great views from the peak. Overall, it wasn't difficult even with snow. A nice hike to do in a couple of hours.
Went in mid October (18th) started at about 10:30am. Made it half way up (left early) had to be in Denver at 1:00pm. There were quite a few people but it did thin out as you got farther up. Great views from certain areas, nice drive up there only like 25 minutes out of Denver. Weather was perfect 60-70°F not too sunny not too cloudy. All the aspen trees leaves already fell but over all great hike.
Nice Saturday hike with the dog. She loved it, especially getting off the leash for most of the walk. Other hikers didn't mind. Easy hike with a number of loops along the way. If you can find the summit trail (unmarked off to the right as you start coming down), you may be lucky like us a catch a glimpse of a wild, male elk. Tops out around 9050 ft.
Easy hike located very close to town. Extremely busy and crowded on the weekend. Pretty views if you get all the way to the peak and the crowds thin out a bit up there as well.
Easier than I thought there was some incline, but great for a hot day as it's pretty covered, nice and shady. There was a lot of horse poop and downhill bikers. We did lodge pole loop to sunny aspen trail to old ski run trail. It didn't lead to any outlook or anything but it was heavily wooded and lots of aspens so a very pretty hike overall. Would do again for an easier hike on a hot day.
We didn't make it all the way to the top of the Mountain. Basically there are a bunch of loop trails. If you keep to the left you will end up at a shelter and from the you get on the Old Ski Run trail that will get you close to the final push to the top of the mountain.
There were some mountain bikers so aware.
Really pretty little hike. We missed the unmarked part of the trail so did not get to the peak but it was still beautiful. Tons of shade and trees, flowers, fragrant trails and LOTS of dogs. Moderately crowded. Great quick hike close to the city. Also, I found this pretty easy, definitely not moderate.
Good stuff! Nice steady incline.
The trail is easy to get to via the Meyer ranch trailhead off 285. All trails are loops but if you take it to the farthest left loop, that is where you can get on the unmarked trail to summit Mt Legault. It's kind of a well defined path until you start going up the hill, there are some really small cairns to help guide you. This part of the trail get a little more difficult but the view is well worth the climb. Good shorter trail not far from the city
A nice, simple, well maintained trail. if you're looking to kill an hour of time and go outside for a relaxing walk, this would be it.