Explore the most popular walking trails in Bear Creek Cañon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail. Steep in the beginning but levels out for a nice, moderate hike

Not the best hike in the area. The first 2 miles are on a gravel road. It’s only on the last section before the peak that you’re on a narrow trail. However, the area is beautiful and the view at the top is incredible.

1 month ago

Trail ends right at the waterfall due to reclamation efforts. It seems permanent as they cut down a lot of trees that make it almost impassible. There’s about another 2 miles cut off. There is a sign that will tell you dead-end. Still worth the hike the elevation gain really gets the heart pumping

If anyone finds a GoPro on this trail. I think I may have misplaced it out there. My number is 913-274-5686. It’s a long shot, but I just wanted to post something here just in case. Other than that, beautiful views and nice trek to the top.

trail running
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1 month ago

Great views !

1 month ago

What a beautiful hike! Uphill but absolutely worth it

Little steep on the first couple of miles but then evens out to a slight down hill for the next 3 miles. Great path for a trail run on the down side.

Great hike. Will hike it in the other direction next time to switch it up.

Enjoyable trail that has a little bit of a rough incline but is easily doable :)

1 month ago

Loved it

1 month ago

A lot uphill !

Just be aware this trail is dangerous at points steep rocky climb, with plenty of places to fall . So be careful take your time and enjoy the scenery!

Great trail. If you want to do the loop I suggest going up the rocky switchbacks.

Great causal trail :)

Worth the trek. Although at the saddle, it was hard to find the trail. Take the trail due East next to the fencing. just before the summit, the trail becomes very steep. the view from the summit you can see Mt Cutler, Mt Muscoco, Mt Buckhorn, the canyon, the view of the city, and Garden of the Gods.

Love this trail. Its hard, but I love it!

great trail! not too hard not to easy. clocks in as 5.8 miles

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Popular area. A good climb for some exercise. Nice views at the top. Didn't like walking paved road for just a short jaunt, but otherwise a nice trail. More info and pics here: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2017/12/30/road-trip-denver-to-dallas-and-back/

Great hike. Counter clockwise makes for an good heart rate increasing climb with a gentle 4 mile cool down.

2.13.18 - beautiful views! slushy from recent snowfall, but serene and very easy trail to follow (the orange cone is still there, indicating the May's Peak trail). Panoramic views and definitely a fantastic workout; steep right before the summit!

This is a beautiful well maintained trail; however, thieves smashed my 4Runner’s window and stole whatever wasn’t bolted down in my car, along with several other vehicles in the area. The local police did not investigate or follow-up on my complaint.

Hiked this route on 1/13/18 - really enjoyed our time! The first half of the climb is uphill with switchbacks; nothing to complain about, was a great workout. Scenery is stunning - there’s a place about halfway through the loop to sit and take it in, recommended to sit for a while and enjoy! Depending on when you get there parking can fill up, but there are a few lots down the road to park at.

First mile is pretty much incline but the rest of the route is comfortable.

Great hike. Moderately trafficked, not bad at all for a Saturday. Well marked, but know your route for a few of the initial intersections. Beautiful views of the springs and into the hills. Cold in the shade. Light patches of snow throughout. Great length/difficulty level for a short morning hike.

Fun trail with a good incline start and all downhill till the end. Cross a stream and some nice views. Use the map as the trail does have some forks and can get a little confusing.

Competing with bikers on narrow trail.

Great hike. Awesome scenery. Some good uphill work. Not sure if GPS tracks to trail route exactly as we were “off trail” quite a bit before reaching the high road yet seemed to never make a wrong term.

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