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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!)

It's a short one, but great for a morning away. Had the trail to myself and didn't see anyone til I got back to the parking lot. No snow yet, but the incline is real! Views are amazing at the top (minus the mansions built into the mountainsides).

trail running
9 days ago

Took me 3 hours 48 min. I ran ~4 miles and hiked the rest. Good views at beginning and end. Middle chunk gets a little bland.

A new favorite. Short but a great workout with how steep it gets in spots. Nice at the top to sit and hang out, will definitely be back!

Nice and mellow, no real elevation gain. Not icy yet, just snowy. Fog was rolling in and out obstructing views, but it was perfect for a Halloween hike!

Apex is incredibly rocky. Enchanted forest is super steep with many inclines. The trail has so many grooves from bikes that it is never flat. I would not rate this a moderate. This is definitely a hard hike! Overall, not my kind of hike at all. I ended up turning around about 2.5 mi in because I wasn’t feeling it. I won’t do this one again. There are much better forest hikes for hikers. If you’re looking for forest I don’t recommend this.

A great short hike. The steep incline provides just enough of a challenge. Great views at the top. Ideal for bringing a dog.

This trail freakin rocks! Awesome open areas and great trails! Highly recommend this trail!

Got this trail done while I did Castle Trail.

A great hike closer to the city.

Nice short hike that gets a work out in with the elevation gain. Would be good for someone acclimating before tackling a 14er.

Great moderate trail very close to the city. Directional for mountain bikers on odd days which makes it much easier to share. Lots of dog lovers but all dogs on a leash. Grubsteak section is more wooded and better for heat of the day. Rest of Trail is fairly exposed so bring a hat even on cooler days. I will definitely do this one again.

Very fun and routy

Great views! Multiple trails to take off this one as well.

Easy fun hike! The neighbors in the area are super friendly.

Nice trail, well marked & maintained. We did a 12 mile loop, beautiful day, hardly any bikes or other hikers. It was a weekday in mid-October, however.

Great hike with great views at the top.

Great quick day hike. Awesome view at top. Be prepared for incline!

Did the north and south loop today and it was very pretty. Snowed the whole time making it even better. I’d say it’s a fairly easy hike, took me maybe 30-40 minutes and I was stopping and taking pics. I’m new to Colorado so my lungs ain’t good either, def recommend to anyone looking for a close hike from the city.

Lots of mountain bikes, and I can see why they want to be out here. The scenery just off the path is serene and calming. And there are plenty of downhill sections with banked corners and interesting rock obstacles for them.

Fun day hike. Didn't take too long but it's a burner!

it's a cool place to go. I took my pup we walked all over the place. The trails are all marked and even if you get side tracked like we did you'll find your way back pretty easy. the main trail is pretty leveled, so good for kids and elders.

Nice easy hike when you are short on time. We didn’t do the whole thing because of that reason, but it’s an easy hike up. Nice views of the city and mountains in the distance. Great workout

It was a good trail for hiking. Lots of rocks, didn't wear the proper shoes for this trail. Very nice work out and got the blood pumping. Would do this hike again.

Definitely not an easy hike especially for midwest people not use to elevation. Worth the effort to get to the top views are outstanding.

Awesome trail. There and back with a few side trails to diversify. They call the trail 'primitive' as there are some overgrown spots and steep trackside drop offs. We took the main trail out and hit Chave and Gaskill side trails on the way back. Clocked in about 21 miles and 8 miles at a brisk hike rate with a few snack stops.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice workout and decent views

on Beaver Brook Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Varied terrain and deep enough in the canyons to block the traffic noise and visual pollution.

Good hike. We had a 4 and 3 year old on foot so only did the loop, which was around 1 mike distance and 300ft elevation gain. Overall it was pretty and good start for the kids to tackle.

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