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Great hike! Nice views of Golden and Denver. Some icy patches so be careful but you don’t need snow shoes yet. Some tight and rocky spots, easy hike close but not too close to the city.

Very easy, beautiful scenery, and a popular trail for all ages. Sometimes you even see deer or other little critters.
I highly recommend this trail!

walking
14 hours ago

Not worth it in December, still have to pay $10 to get in and the trails and discussing with goose poop. Go somewhere else and skip this crap trail.

The trail is steep. Be prepared to stumble and loose footing. Wear shoes with lots of traction. It’s an adventure for sure.

The reviews don’t lie, this trail is hard. The way up is mainly an incline and the end of the trail is climbing up steep rocks. I ran into a lot of deer, and the trail was very peaceful and the view at the top was amazing. But be aware the way down is very slippery, and I lost my footing a few times. Worth the hike, but be mentally prepared for the challenge!

hiking
6 days ago

definitely need spikes, thin layer of snow/ice over substantial part of trail, anywhere that is mostly shaded.

This was a perfect hike to get the burn I was seeking, along with the views and also saw plenty of deer, 1 nice buck. I clocked 5 miles and 2083 elevation gain... May have got a little side tracked checking out the deer. Super easy to get to the trailhead and easy to follow trail. Great hike and views if you’re looking to get a workout in. If you’re afraid of heights.... be careful. Very rocky, loose rocks and pretty much straight incline the entire way, loved it. Worth it!

Icy in spots but clear path overall; wore traction going down. Beautiful trail

Great moderate hike. Not much snow today. took about 2 hours including a break at the top and I had a baby on my back. A great view once you get to the top and some nice aspens along the way....somebody even left a pre-rolled out there.

Only saw a few people in the distance on this one. not much traffic on Friday at 1pm.

*bonus*

This trail is HARD but very worth it. We saw everyone around us sliding and falling, so be careful! No ice/snow (surprising for december) but pretty biting winds near the peak. I would recommend a pole or two, though we went without just fine.

A great ball-buster of a hike. Love it!

Did this on 12/1/18. This trail is very difficult. I’d rather do Mt Evans 50 times before I ever do this again lol. It was worth it and had beautiful views at the top, but it was hard! The top scared me a little bit with how steep it was along with the scrambling, especially coming down, but I survived. No ice or anything since there hasn’t been a lot of snow.

Easy hike close to the city.

It was a warm day (60!) but most of Plymouth Creek between Meadowlark and and the upper loop was icy and muddy. If you bring your dog, be prepared to give a bath! Meadowlark was dry and clear, but no views - just trees.

hiking
11 days ago

Trail wasn’t difficult i would consider it more of a tough walk than a hike. I enjoyed the view at the top and the weather was perfect. The train was a mix of dry dirt and slippery snow. This is a good trail to just get outside and walk! I didn’t run into one person and I went around mid day.

Great views at the top of pikes peak. Well marked trail.

Beautiful views, well marked

Lots of ice on Apex and Enchanted Forest Trail, so take your spikes!!!

Took the the mutt for a relatively quick hike near home (Boulder). Definitely a nice way to spend a sunny November afternoon. My dog's kind of lazy so it was just enough to tire her out. The views of the front range from the top are pretty cool. It's a steep ascent for the first twenty minutes or so but after that it levels out and you're essentially hiking on the top of the mesa.We didn't do the whole loop so it may vary more further up the trail. A good spot if you're looking for something close to home.Lots of bikes.

Pretty exposed to sun if it’s out. The trail was rocky, technical and a steep incline off the bat but became more smooth down the line. Great views from the top!

Short and steep, but great views at the top! Winds were a little crazy today, so didn’t spend too much time up top. Some icy spots on the trail that spikes may have been useful for, but managed just fine.

Hiked on Wednesday afternoon. Stellar hike and beautiful views throughout!

Great trail. Moderate traffic. No bikes when we did it. Easy access. Awesome views.

Pretty trail but a bit crowded and narrow. Lots of bikers so pay attention.

The north side of the trail is pretty icy and slippery right now, but overall fun trail

Nice trail close to the city with great views of Red Rocks and surrounding areas. Some parts of trail are snow covered.

Fairly easy trail with some great views of Golden, Coors plant, and Denver. Lots of interesting rock outcroppings and formations. Also lots of great places to take pictures.

When we went (11-15-2018) there was a fair amount of snow and ice on the trail. The trail is obvious and we had no problem navigating the ice and snow with just our hiking boots.

If you're looking for something to hike in winter without dealing with unknown conditions in RMNP, this is a good alternative.

One of the best trails around.

A fun hike with Kalina Miller today on this easy to find trail with some excellent views. The inclines are not so steep really and there are some nice level sections and a few short downhills. Enjoy the scenery and take lots of pics.

Such a fun little trail! Small bit of scrambling to the rocks at the top. Spikes were useful but probably not required today. Lovely views. Port-o-let at the trailhead. (I always find it useful know!)

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