Night Bird Trail is a 5 mile loop trail located near Golden, CO that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.
Really good hike. Go early, not a lot of shade...
Extremely beautiful hike. We took Night Bird Trail to Mt. Galabraith loop and back down Night Bird Trail. About 5.8 miles. It was a bit icy in certain shaded areas of the hike but we did just have a blizzard last week so I was not shocked to see snow. Moderately challenging and beautiful. Go early to avoid people.
Great hike, easy to follow and moderate incline! Loved it and brought pups!
Fun trail overlooking Golden. Easy to moderate- it gets rocky in certain spots and other spots are very narrow with a steep drop right next to the trail. I enjoyed it, though I wouldn't call this my favorite local hike.
Actually thought this was a great hike...rtd has a call and die from the lightrail to the trailhead so you dont need a car..it is quite rocky and with I wouldnt do with very young children but really trail is fairly wide. Rocks demand some care but I dont consider dangerous for children say 10+.. without doing loop for adult intermediates Id say maybe 2-2.5 hrs will cover up and down. If you do loop you have to be careful to take Nightbird back cause some people get on trail to the Golden gate canyon entrance and you would be far from nightbird. Still Ive walked from 10th and washington in downtown Golden to the golden gate trail entrance in about 50 mins but then you have got the trail to contend with and also maybe the loop. Ive done this with the Denver trailheads and the Boulder Greywolves
The trail is very close to the city. You can hear cars and city noise. Lots of rocks and often walking with a very steep side, could be dangerous with kids. Not a lot of trees, lots of brush. Definitely wouldn't do it again, unless the plants had an opportunity to have filled out. Not great, wouldn't do it again.