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Didn’t love the road noise. Trail was broken up and went through town. Had to cross the river to find any real trail, but then I wasn’t near the river.

Nice to walk by the creek and around lakes— you can add more loops to make the hike longer if you want. Pretty prairie area with flowers and birds

“Not the size that counts but the motion of the ocean” lmao...ok ok but its perfect for this trail. Super short but alot of motion. Bout an hour drive from denver w construction traffic so bring lunch and enjoy it with the misty roar from the falls.

hiking
11 days ago

I’ve hiked this trail today and it’s a very beautiful trail. It doesn’t follow the red rock trail for most of the hike, it turns onto a black trail. But it’s absolutely worth it. You can also choose to continue following the red rocks trail, it’s an easier trail with less ascending. However if you are in a decent shape, take the black trail via the top of the mountain for beautiful views of the city. Watch out for rattle snakes, I’ve seen one sunbathing on the trail. More people have seen them a lot sunbathing.

Very nice loop near the Colorado School of Mines campus. Would highly recommend to students looking for a walk to do in between classes.

We didn't have service to refer to the map, and it isn't marked well on the provided paper map. We ended up following Burro Trail the wrong way, oops. We want to go back & find the lake! Regardless, beautiful and not too crowded.

Went counter clockwise on this trail starting on the mule path through forgotten valley and then linking up with the mountain lion trail and included the offshoot to Windy peak. It was a nice slow incline at the start. After the meadow the incline increased more rapidly with short respites and wooded shade area which continued through to Windy peak. On the way down there were small rocks on the trail and the path switched back and forth. There was much less shade coverage until the last mile. Once you hit the shade there is another small incline before you hit the home stretch which was upsetting to all of us. It was a decent challenging hike with a beautiful reward at the top. My hunting dog absolutely loved this trail and we brought a lot of water for him.

Nice hike with limited shade so sun screen or an early start is best. Nice views of red rocks area and worth the “walk”.

hiking
17 days ago

First hike in Colorado in which I thought 'how the hell do I get out of here'. It's my fault. It doesn't claim to have all the glitz and glam of other mountains but I listened to a friend who said it was a great way to spend the afternoon and now I will never listen to them again. Underwhelming views pretty crowded and nothing that made it all feel worth it. I know, I know, I have a bad attitude. I honestly just don't like my job right now so it's reflecting highly in this review which is partially unfair but that's life.

Other than walking across a busy road for parking this is a fun short walk and a beautiful sight to see.

hiking
19 days ago

Good trail for a quick hike! With minimal stopping it took about 35-40 minutes to get up. Since the area at the top is closed, I didn’t go all the way to the cave. Hardly anyone was on the trail once I got past the intersection with the Table Mesa trail (probably due to the fact that the cave is closed for the summer). The trail leading up to that intersection has several offshoots but they seem to all lead back to the main route or they dead-end quickly so you know to turn around. After the intersection the Mallory Cave trail is well marked. Just keep an eye out for the markers. There is a marker where you turn up the hill to get to the final stretch. I saw a couple of hikers turn early, so just a warning- keep going till you see the sign! I’ll probably try trail running this one next time around.

hiking
20 days ago

Dog owners please be cautious! Unfortunately last night our dog was bit by a rattlesnake in the tall grass around Coot Lake. We LOVE this area and go there 3-4 times a week and never had an issue until last night.

one of my favorites. great views. relaxing

More of an attraction that an actual trail. But we enjoyed it, despite being very busy the Sunday we went. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
29 days ago

Parking is close on the side of a big bend in the road making it a pretty dangerous spot with cars flying by so be careful. Short easy walk to a roaring falls!

nature trips
1 month ago

not challenging but a nice little meander and pretty views, nice place for a quiet afternoon or lunch, fine for kids and dogs.

Cave was closed for the bats but worth the views and hike anyways. We went from Mesa trail then followed the cave signs

hiking
1 month ago

I do this trail weekly (if I’m not traveling). Nice in the early morning or late evening. Good glimpses of wildlife but a great place to decompress and enjoy the outdoors.

Beautiful day hike. Lots of butterflies and bees. Hiking partners saw a rattlesnake around 11 a.m. I just missed seeing it, darn it.

walking
1 month ago

Great place to go in the summer when the creek is full of people tubing and rafting. Flat, easy trail that is shaded most of the way.

hiking
1 month ago

I think this is a moderate/hard hike. The last stretch of the hike was hard but we managed it and my 6 year old did as well. Once you get back about a mile, it gets quieter and has beautiful views. We will hike this trail again.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Great scenery.

Very easy trail. Not sure how but I got lost into a private property LOL
It is my very first trail!!

A beauty! We jumped onto Dakota Ridge and made a nice loop!

hiking
1 month ago

Make sure you do not take a wrong turn and end up on Burro! You will be in for a hell of difference between moderate and hard.

nature trips
1 month ago

Short and sweet...---...

Pretty cool short hike

We were looking for a moderate hike that wouldn't take all day. This fit the bill perfectly. Very close to town with awesome views!

Nice views. Easy trail close to home. Great for families with little ones.

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