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My girlfriend and I loved it! If you’re looking for water falls there were none this time of year (August) took is 6.9 Miles to do the whole thing

Disappointing- I was excited to see a trail within walking distance from my house but I don;t think I will be going back. No great views, crowded and TONS of aggressive/rude bikers and runners! Wish more people had trail etiquette but that seems to be disappearing with the more people that crowd our local trails. I don't think I would even consider this a hiking trail. If you want a decent hike check out any other trails in the area and you will probably have a better adventure.

It’s a very nice trail !!

The rapid elevation increase is immediately apparent. The change in trail, foliage and scenery was enjoyable. The last 10th of a mile will kick your butt, be prepared! The view of Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins is breathtaking! I would not recommend this trail to those out of shape or new to hiking.

my favorite place to take man's best friend...the Poudre ponds...a well maintained concrete walkway for miles....pup loves getting rocks out of the water...enjoy...---...

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome hike

hiking
11 days ago

Low intensity hike. The scenery is beautiful, but there is no shade so bring lots of water and sun screen! I saw two rattle snakes while hiking. Also they’re plenty of mountain bikers, so be cautious.

11 days ago

Beware of rattlesnakes in the summer!
It's an easy and fairly quick hike. I often do the loop clockwise so that I'm passing people rather than coming up from behind. Most of the trail is rocky/loose rock so it's not as runner friendly on the downhills.

Beautiful hike! The view is amazing

Great trail! Love the view!

I like this trail, but I logged about 6 miles instead of 4.8 like it says. Just be aware!

Absolutely fantastic. Wonderful hike with rewarding scenes and serenity from top of the tooth. Lots of people in the parking lot, nobody on top. Everyone scattering could have been due to periods of heavy rain and maaaybe some lightning. Stayed away from summit until storm cleared. Spectacular!

Always liked running on this trail! Nice long stretches also liked to bike and take my dog for walks !

Once again you can never tell what the rating system AllTrails uses.i would say the rating of moderate doesn’t seem to fit. I would rate the climb in to be difficult. The distance to be easy and the descent technically challenging. Morning rides are less packed and 5pm everyone and their brother/sister hits it after work. High traffic for sure on weekends and evening. I’ve seen lots of people carrying their bikes up hill and going ass over apple cart on the descent. Some may say it’s the line you take. There is some truth tho that.
I would tell my friends to ride it in the morning. that it’s lots of fun on the down hill and the climb is a challenge. It’s a trail short enough to do laps. Enjoy!!!

hiking
21 days ago

Challenging climb but well-constructed trail and excellent views from the summit!

Easy climb and beautiful views.

I absolutely love this trail. Wide open plains, trails around the foothills and narrow trails through the trees up into the mountains. Riding through the foothills of Lyons is just so beautiful. I heard watch for rattlesnakes on the rocks by the trails but haven’t see any. I love it here!
IMO horses need boots or shoes for sure through some of the really rocky areas. It’s mostly smooth sailing but I still wouldn’t go without them. Parking for trailers is an easy pull through.
GPS to the trailhead was off for me it was about a mile further up ahead on the right. Almost missed the turn into the trailhead. Because I thought I had past it. I pinned it for the next time. Watch out for trail closures on the website before heading out. Closes a lot because of muddy trails after a rain. Approx 9 miles. Happy Trails!

hiking
23 days ago

Did this trail about a week ago with a large group and absolutely loved it. Trail isn't too difficult until the very end going up the actual rock which requires a very small amount of climbing.

We did encounter a medium sized rattlesnake on the trail as well, so be on the lookout. The area is full of toads and deer as well.

The top of horsetooth was truly breathtaking. It offers a nearly 360 degree view of everything and the sunset was gorgeous. Definitely worth it for an evening hike, just bring a headlamp for the return trip. For some people there was no cell service, so if you're an out of towner like me, make sure you have a ride arranged prior to hiking, or at least someone who can hotspot you. Would love to go back for a sunrise hike!

It was beautiful, it didn’t take long to do. I wouldn’t get excited if you planned on seeing a waterfall, it’s more like the leaky hose someone mentioned before... but views are worth it.

Nice run.

We found this trail to be much easier than described in other reviews. I took my 7 and 9 year old boys and they had no problem getting to the top. Nice and cool still in July at 6 am. Windy at the top. We saw lots of deer. Amazing views at the top.

hiking
28 days ago

Hard on a hot day but worth it

Great trails leading to Horsetooth mountain peak and great views! The waterfall this time of year isn’t full but a great hike round trip was 6.5 miles

Great trails and amazing views. Doesn't take too long if you keep a good pace.

hiking
1 month ago

Partially shaded nice trail. Not that hard. Scramble at the end is steep, but short with lots of sculpted steps + plenty of hand holds. Wild flowers are past their prime this time of year. Beautiful view is your payoff at the summit.

Did with all 7 kids ages 6-16. Was a challenge for a few of them, but not too bad!

the scenery was very pretty, but we had actually gone to see the waterfall. unfortunately it look like somebody was running a water hose over a rock.

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