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2 days ago

Nice, short trail for a quick nature getaway. It is quite steep if you enter from Settler’s Park, much more than expected. There are beautiful views of Boulder at the top. Bring lots of water and sunscreen as there’s not much shade.

Great hike, a few steeper spots but generally easy. We saw almost no people on the trail which is increasingly difficult in the front range.

A great training hike to get acclimated on in prep for the higher and longer trails.

well maintained trail. not too hard but not too easy. I did the whole thing and was definitely tired by the time I got back to the trailhead. minor elevation changes.

10 days ago

Easy hike with the dog (I have a pug and he did fine). A little more scrambling up rocks than expected but not hard at all. Perfect for something quick with the dog! This park fills up fast so go early if you want a spot. I arrived at 10am on a Sunday, the lot was already half full. I might consider going earlier next time. Not a lot of shade, so bring sunscreen and water!

Don’t make the dummy mistake that I did and pay an entrance fee! Half the “trail” is a back dirt road, with little to no shoulder to walk on, the other half is trail, with lots of smaller trails that allow you to wander. Worth a visit, definitely a decent distance walk. Lots of prairie dogs and wild flowers along the way!

It was an awesome hike along the river. Some awesome campsites off to the sides. It is a bit busy along those but once you are about half a mile in, it’s beautiful and pretty much empty. We would definitely hike here again.

11 days ago

I’ve been hiking the Estes area for 20 years. Don’t know how I missed this little gem of a hike! Kruger rock tops the ridge that forms the eastern wall of the Estes park. So, it affords a tremendous vista down to the valley and to all the peaks of RMNP to the west. It’s 2 miles up with easy footing on well-maintained trail. Starting through sloping, sparsely wooded meadows the trail crests the ridge and turns upward about halfway. The trail opens periodically to some vistas. There are a few short pitches that may demand a moderate push but no real difficulty. The rock formation at the top is a short scramble up but worth doing with care. From there you get the big payoff for such a short hike.

12 days ago

Great trail, beautiful view at the top, not very crowded the day we went.

14 days ago

Nice trail, partly shaded and not a lot of traffic on a Tuesday morning. Climb all the way to the top the views are so worth it!

Beautiful day
Beautiful hike

Easy hike with the doggo.

It was a nice walk. My ten year old husky thought the trail down was fun and the walk back up a little bit tougher. We had a nice time and would do it again.

20 days ago

Quick and easy trail, and a great view of Boulder!

Entered from the south side (near Settler’s Park), so the hike up was a little strenuous, but totally worth it. Gorgeous view of the surrounding area and fun time climbing on the rocks. Do it!

fun hike, great way to start the day!

Went here instead of a trailhead at Brainard Lake due to the traffic and line to get into the rev area parking lot. We ended up doing the 12 mi round trip from this trailhead to the lake. Lightly trafficked. Good trail markings. Dense forest. It got a little dicey when a bad storm hit us... lightning and hail in the forest is pretty intense, especially with a dogger. We ran into a couple of mountain bikers who had varying degrees of courtesy. If you’re avoiding MTB’ers, this trail may not be for you.

Quick, easy hike... good fun. Great views.

trail running
25 days ago

About half the loop is trail and the other half is dirt road. Only run this loop clockwise or you will have to pay an entrance fee at the marina; clockwise you enter the marina from the rear where there is no gate. Only recommended if you just need a run and don’t want to go far. There are so many better options within 10-15 mins of here.

trail running
26 days ago

Nice trail. Unlike most others the downhill starts at the beginning. Lots of biting flies so make sure you bring bug spray. Plenty of places to put your feet in the water. Trail is smooth and great for trail running.

Amazing views. Low traffic. Just straight nature. Loved it. Took my dogs and it tires them out

1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail but it was not in any way “easy”. It was the first time I took my dog out hiking and it was very challenging for him. It’s a nice hike with beautiful views but there is a lot of climbing up and down and rocks to climb so just be aware. It was also easy to get lost- using this app saved me!

We did this hike yesterday and loved it. Family friendly, peaceful. Will definitely do it again.

1 month ago

Went backpacking with my 14 year old son. Camped down by the creek, had a great time. not too hard. We actually took a detour and hiked down to R.P. reservoir. very nice extra hike, but too bad we could not camp there. disappointed that there was a fire ban. we were also able to shoot our 22 before and after our hike at the open range at the trailhead.

1 month ago

We loved this trail. Although it is only 2 miles up and 2 miles back, we found parts of it challenging. You begin right away with a moderate climb. The last 100 yards it is fairly strenuous—especially to a novice hiker. However, it was well worth the effort. There are beautiful views as you make your way along the trail. At the top you have an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of RMNP Estes Park and points east. I would highly recommend this trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Trail is great. Road to trail is not the best and full of bikers.

Nice little jaunt! Very enjoyable.

1 month ago

A very enjoyable hike for a Sunday afternoon. As you'll see in the trail profile, it's mostly downhill on the way out, making the return more difficult. Starts out in the shade, then goes to a couple of open meadows (bring sunscreen!). I'd suggest continuing on a bit further than the map on AllTrails displays so that you come to the river - great place to hang out for a while. Some of the trail is eroded from use/flood damage, but there's usually an "up-and-over" alternative if you look for it. The directions for "Getting There" on AllTrails are helpful. I had no trouble driving there in my 2WD lower-clearance car.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Great hike, little traffic, decent shade. Did it with a 5 month old and would do it again!

super flat trail with surrounding view of the plains and beautiful vista of the flatirons. perfect for a mellow evening stroll. lots of lupines, opuntia (blossoming flowers!), hypericum, asclepias flowers!

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