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Amazing trail if you are in need of getting your heart rate up. It’s mostly uphill all the way around, and the view is beautiful of the mountains and city. Dog friendly and you may even see some horses! Making it to the top is well worth it!

One of my favorite hikes! This morning I trekked up Spruce Mountain, then down the steep, rocky service road to the Greenland Trail. Doing this nice 5-6 mile loop allows you such varied terrain: stunning overlooks from up high down through serene scrub oak and pine forest to beautiful prairie and meadows below. Lovely!

Beautiful little hike, about 5.5 miles. Went today at about 8 AM and there was very little traffic on the trail. Came down about 1030 and there was a few more people coming up but not crowded at all. Horses, bikes, and hikers all had plenty of room from what I saw. I felt the trail itself was easy, but for those who aren't experienced the first 1.5 miles could probably be a little more tiring.

Nice gravel trail, just wish there was more shade.

A very beautiful hike all the way through. Mostly up hill but not that tiring

8 days ago

One of my favorite hikes

9 days ago

You want sunscreen, good boots, hiking poles, and water to make the best of this hike. It's more intense than it let's on to be with all of the false peaks, but the views along the way make the whole hike worth it. Not sure why no one posted in here yet, but the gamble oak will shred the hell out of your legs if you don't have decent pants. weather and conditions were great in late March, no snow this weekend. To get to the trailhead (unmarked), take the main road to the pipes that cross above the main road; take a hard right after the first pipe that leads under another pipe (that runs parallel to the road), this is the trailhead- it is a pretty loose and steep incline (expect this for most of the hike). The hike goes on to a handful of false summits but ends at Goat Mountain where there's a metal pole and cement marker noting your end destination. The views have housing in most of the background, but it's still pretty, and on a clear day the views of Denver's skyline are great. Take your time on the way back down. We got lost once since there are a few animal trials that bleed into the main trail. Not busy at all on a Sunday (we saw 5 people total in 6 hours). enjoy!

Easy hike and so, so beautiful! Perfect for families, too.

10 days ago

I love this hike! Nice trail and excellent views.

Beautiful place

trail running
12 days ago

nice wide trail with good views.

So beautiful, nice moderate hike!

The hike is outstanding. Some elevation but the trail is well marked and provides some pretty awesome views of Denver and the surrounding suburbs.

14 days ago

Perfect amount of incline and distance for a beautiful Sunday. Park calls is difficult but it’s definitely moderate with just over 6 miles round trip. Start early on these hot days!

definitely a hot hike! best at sunset or early morning. not much shade. but very pretty and easy for kids

Nice walk. Would be nice if people would actually throw away their dog poop bags though. They were all along the trail. If you bring your pooch please be courteous to others and their dogs by packing out. There are also 5 or so trash cans along the trail for your poo-leaving convenience.

beautiful busy trail

This was a great little hike! my 10 yr old son was a little discouraged at what appeared to be a "never-ending" uphill trek. However, after several rest and water breaks we made it to the far side of the 2nd reservoir - took us just over 1.5 hrs. We set up our hammock and he admitted that it was well worth the hike! The downhill took us just over 40 minutes - that included a few stops to play on a few of the boulders. Definitely a thumbs up!

Great trail. I would say a good amount of this trail is shaded! Views are beautiful.

Beautiful views, gentle slope, easy access!

18 days ago

amazing view at the top with a place to rest. wish the trail was a little wider for the overlook part but overall pretty great. saw my second deer in the park on the way back.

Great for families

beautiful scenery

Great hike but I wish I could bring my dog.

22 days ago

Nice short hike to a beautiful little lake

23 days ago

Easy hike with great scenery and only 30 minutes from Denver. Went on a Saturday morning and lot was almost full by 9am so get there early on the weekends.

Great hike close by! Nice steady incline to the reservoir. Some shade along the way. Beautiful lake views. Definitely ok for kids and pets/ just keep them out of the water and clean up!

Beautiful trail. Gets strenuous near the top. Views payoff!

Beautiful area but please remember that dogs and people are NOT allowed in the water ever and dogs must be leashed. Also it is not an area that allows shooting and currently there is a fire ban. There are multiple signs up about this but I guess people just don't notice them? CO Fish and Wildlife was up and enforcing the rules thankfully, I'm sure they issued several tickets based on what I saw today. Suggest getting there early as it gets crowded during the summer, or going in the off season. Fall is a pretty time to go up with less crowds. Nice place to go if you live nearby and want to squeeze in a short hike with pretty views without driving too far. I believe there are other trails branching off this one too but I have yet to explore them.

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