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10 days ago

This is a great paved trail for biking or walking next to the St Vrain River. It obtained extensive damage during the floods but it's almost completely repaired. The last couple of miles are still not open. I like riding there when Im not looking for anything strenuous.

Dogs are allowed there. Perhaps not off leash??

on McIntosh Lake

11 days ago

Not bad trail ... Good for dogs

15 days ago

Overall, fairly ordinary small-reservoir trail. Smooth and flat; the trail is likely best for locals looking to stretch their legs or for families with children (incl. sport strollers). Enjoyed the views of the foothills and the calm, quiet atmosphere. Did not enjoy having to watch for Prairie dog holes on the otherwise smooth trail, or the smell when downwind of the water. (Yuck.)

on McIntosh Lake

hiking
22 days ago

Some great views of the distant Twin Peaks, and was able to observe a blue heron on the lake. The flat loop nature of this appeared to make an appealing choice for runners and casual bikers; do note that this trail primarily runs through neighborhoods and is close to a busy highway, which creates some traffic noise. A nice place to stretch your legs, but not for getting out into quiet outdoor spaces.

hiking
22 days ago

This trail is also listed as "Eagle Wind" on AllTrails.

I love the scenery and diverse terrain on this relatively short hike. The trail circles a plateau, from which portions of the foothills as well as local farm and quarry land can be seen. Like a photograph on a bright day! I also enjoyed having sections of stone, brush, and forest all within the same short trail.

One fellow hiker noted that there are several teepee rings that can be found along this trail. Research in advance what you're looking for, and you may be able to get a glimpse at local history.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful views on clean, well-kept trail. (The whole Rabbit Mountain area is well-maintained and scenic.) This was greater difficulty than I would typically expect on an "easy" ranked trail, and in fact the park website lists it as "moderate", likely due to extensive rocky terrain and a long uphill portion.

Be alert for and stay safe around wildlife - the area is well-known for rattlesnakes, though I have never personally encountered one here.

Couldn't find it actually. Was lead on this rocky road, not for Honda accords, couldn't find any parking lot. Abandoned and went to Rabbit Mtn. Was told 2 different trip times by google maps -- 16 minutes from Longmont and then 20 min. from Rabbit Mtn. Go figure.

I am amending this- this trail is at Rabbit Mtn.
Google leads you to the wrong place.

hiking
29 days ago

Coot lake is a relaxing place to go for an easy walk. It seems like a nice place to fish or bring the dogs. Not much else for scenery but fall does bring some changing leaves. Heard lots of coyotes after dark so be mindful.

Obnoxious mountain bikers allowed. Don't bother hiking here. Same for most Boulder County open space. The bikers control it all. Sucks for hikers.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Loved this walk kids enjoyed it. Very relaxing!

hiking
1 month ago

Great for mountain biking. Not as good for hiking. I prefer going hiking in this area at Heil Valley Ranch on US 36 close to Lyons.

No dogs allowed

hiking
1 month ago

We prefer hikes in the mountains, but always wanted to give Rabbit Mountain a try. I'm 62, and was accompanied by my 15-yr-old grandson hiking buddy, Dillon. I was able to keep up with him at a fairly fast pace at times. We enjoyed being outdoors and each other's company, but probably will not hike this one again. But we are pleased to add it to our list of completed hikes.

Loop had pretty panoramic views. Saw people painting. It wasn't busy, which was the best part but I wouldn't do it again.