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Took West ridge to meadow view to bear creek to bear creek cutoff. The trail was pretty snowy, slushy and muddy the whole way from Sunday’s snow but manageable in just hiking boots. Had a little bit of trouble finding the trail at the bear creek/ bear creek cutoff crossing because of the snow coverage it took me a while to realize that the fences were trail crossings. Over all a beautiful trail can’t wait to go back once the snow melts.

Great views of the Front Range and Denver including Res Rocks. This is a must hike!

Enjoyable hike! Did the West Ridge Trail to Bear Creek trail to Bear creek cut off. I like how you can link trails to make your hike longer or shorter. Very minimal mud and ice today. Nice balance of shade and sun. No big ‘vistas’ but lovely meadow and trees.

A good beginning of season hike. I found it to be busy, but beautiful. I will definitely come back. For those with dogs there is a brief stretch you must share with mountain bikers, not ideal for bikers or dog owners but it's a short stretch. This will definitely go in my early season rotation.

The meadowlark section of the trail is very very narrow, single file type trail with a steep cliff on the other side. Trail is also very rocky and uphill the vast majority of the time. When we went today 3/12, we finally got to the Plymouth section was pure ice, we couldn’t even make it down without slipping and had to go out and back through meadowlark again. It was a great hike though, views were great but would be better when the bushes and trees are blooming rather than barren. Excited to try again when it’s a bit less icy.

Great views! Preferred doing this section uphill and turkey trot downhill

Beautiful hike for the average hiker with a variety of terrain.

We've been twice. This past time it was icy, so wear spikes.

Will be a good running trail in the summer!

Nice hike through a beautiful forest..

Fun trial close to Denver. Crowded but if you go early it make for a great hike

Nice trail. Very crowded in the first mile and a half with kids, dogs, runners, walkers, and everyone else. Upper mileage less crowded. Great views.

The Plymouth creek trail is icy in parts, as it’s in the shadows. Other parts are muddy.. but there’s some great views.

It’s a beautiful trail and part of a large network of trails that offer endless possibilities for ur hike. When I went about 2 weeks ago, the trail through the forest was extremely icy in the shade. I wouldn’t recommend trying that part of the trail without yak tracks or micro spikes. I actually had a decent fall off the side of the trail which I would not recommend, lol.

The map on All Trails is not correct. The trails have since been re-routed. Check the trail map at the parking lot! Otherwise a great hike.

2.6.18 - this trail route actually depicts Meadowlark to Plymouth Creek to Plymouth MOUNTAIN back to Plymouth Creek. I ended up doing a lollipop loop from Meadowlark to Plymouth Creek to Red Mesa Loop and back. mostly enjoyable, but Plymouth Creek is glare ice and was difficult/unpleasant without traction. also where is the waterfall?? be aware there is a mountain lion advisory for the area currently.

Fitbit told me I hiked 6.83 miles, so definitely longer than 5.5. Beautiful hike but would highly recommend hiking boots (not tennis shoes) for this time of year. Slippery snow, ice, and mud, but worth it!!

A lot of choices for trails, great views, very dog friendly. I keep going back.

Trails were mostly snow packed and icy turning to slush as day warmed up. Snow tracks would have been useful. Glad to have hiking poles. Lots of people and dogs galore. It was a great day. LEO our GSD had a lovely hike.

Great hike. Beautiful views of downtown Denver.

Great hike! The stairs are rough but well worth the views that follow!

great time to hike.


Loved the variation of the hike between the beautiful forest and the views of town. Highly recommend. The weather was mild but be warned of the icy patches throughout the hike, especially in the woods. We wore microspikes and were glad to have them, even if they were annoying to take on and off between the icy and dry trail areas. Would recommend bringing some type of traction device and a layer as you transition between sunny/exposed and shaded/trees.

Invest in some snow traxs, slip on traction for ice snow. Trail ice packed snow pretty dangerous for the best traction foot wear . Loved the hike glad did not bust my butt

Nice, easy, well-marked trail for a midday winter hike. Went today (January) and it was very icy and snow packed for long stretches of the trail. We were able to pick through dry spots for some of it but definitely needed traction!

5 stars, a truly wonderful hike. Apex to start was challenging, a few icy spots required to essentially slide for a step, but majority was nice and hike able. The Enchanted Forest trail weaves in and out of open sky hillsides and thick shaded forest. The forest truly is enchanted, as we are sure the trees come alive at night when no one is around. Completed in exactly 3 hours by two hungover New Yorkers and a one year old pupper.

Great trail with amazing views. Very dog friendly. Lots of mud/ice on the trails today.

Pretty easy trail with some rocky sections, none too steep. It follows the creek from the beginning, which is nice in the warmer months, and there are some shady sections as well.

I was on this trail last summer and encountered a man who had tripped on a rock while trail running and had dislocated his hip. We had to call 9-1-1 and it took them about an hour to reach us. Careful on the rocks!

Great hike with gorgeous views. Moderate for the most part, with a pretty steep 1.5 miles along the Plymouth Mountain Trail.

One for my favorite local trails.

Fun hike with different terrain. Bikers were super friendly. Lots of mud with some ice, but good conditions overall for late December.

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