#9 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in Cherry Creek State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Cherry Creek State Park ranging from 2.3 to 14.2 km and from 1,696 to 1,727 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
This unique state park is located within the Denver metro area, surrounding the 880-acre Cherry Creek Reservoir. Whether you're looking for trails, rolling hills, camping, or picnicking, this park is a conveniently located spot to unwind.
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Map of trails in Cherry Creek State Park
Park information
Acreage
880 acres
Park hours
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mailing address
Cherry Creek State Park
4201 South Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014
Contact
303-766-6562
Top trails (9)
#1 - Cherry Creek Reservoir Loop Trail
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 14.2 km • Est. 3 h 45 m
Park in the Tower Loop parking lot and take the route counter-clockwise, beginning with the Dam Trail.Show more
#2 - Cherry Creek Pipeline Trail
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 34 m
Closest parking lot is Shop Creek Trail Parking lot. Dogs, horses and bikes are not allowed on this trail. Show more
#3 - 12 Mile Trail and Cherry Creek Loop
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 3.7 km • Est. 57 m
12 Mile Trail and Cherry Creek Loop is a 3.7 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Denver, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number Show more
#4 - Cherry Creek Natural Area
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 8.9 km • Est. 2 h 17 m
Cherry Creek Natural Area is a 8.9 kilometer out and back trail located near Aurora, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#5 - Wetland and Cherry Creek Trail Loop
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 8.5 km • Est. 2 h 10 m
Wetland and Cherry Creek Trail Loop is a 8.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aurora, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#6 - Smoky Hill Trail to Parker Road Trail Loop
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 7.6 km • Est. 2 h
NOTE: Parking areas and parts of this trail may be closed due to COVID-19. Please check here for updates: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/CherryCreekShow more
#7 - Cherry Creek, Pope, and Butterfly Hill Trail Loop
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 7 m
Cherry Creek, Pope, and Butterfly Hill Trail Loop is a 4.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aurora, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#8 - Piney Creek Trail to Cottonwood Creek and Cherry Creek Loop
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 9.3 km • Est. 2 h 24 m
Piney Creek Trail to Cottonwood Creek and Cherry Creek Loop is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aurora, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all sShow more
#9 - Cherry Creek and Pipeline Trail
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 7.7 km • Est. 1 h 59 m
Cherry Creek and Pipeline Trail is a 7.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Aurora, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more