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This hike has little shade on the North side of the trail, so be sure to wear a hat and use sunscreen. Very basic hike, however where it meets up with Plymouth Mountain Trail is rocky and uneven, so be sure to take your time if you are walking down that part of the trail.

Loved the trail, nice balance of open park and shaded trails.

Beautiful trail with flowers,views and the right amount of challenge. Get there early on weekends. Many trail runners, bikers and hikers.

Best hike so far, we did the 10 mile loop, intense at times to get your heart rate up, then moderate level to catch the views!

Nice hike close to Denver if you don't have more time to spend hiking. Took my toddler in a backpack and she had a great time seeing all the birds, wildflowers, lizards, and rabbits. Lots of other hikers, mountain bikers, and quite a few trail runners, so be mindful and keep little ones/pets close to make it safe for everyone. Not much shade so go early on hot days. Pretty urban with the last half mile or so almost in the backyards of some homes in the area. Felt longer than 2.5, but didn't track it.

although hot, beautiful and the views were magnificent!

Beautiful hike! Pretty moderate but long. I went Friday at around 11:00 AM and there were times where I was the only person on the trail for miles. The mud has dried up so no need to worry about that, and there are plenty of trails that branch off if you want to visit a new area! Over all a great hike! Clear directions, trail is wide in most areas and easy to follow.

Nice and dry today. Meadowlark trail was in good condition but it looks like the Plymouth Creek trail was used pretty heavily while muddy. I did a run/hike hybrid and really enjoyed this trail. Plenty of beautiful flowers to enjoy on this adventure.

Muddy today! really sloppy in spots. Might take a day or two for it to dry up.

muddy today! pretty sloppy in spots.

Nice hike to start our hiking this year

Very nice hike and great for a cooler day, as there is not too much shade when you're not around the stream. I'm a sucker for a nice water feature, though, and the flowers were blooming like crazy. Very beautiful! It was very busy with other hikers on a Saturday and the Meadowlark portion got quite crowded at points.

Nice trail. Going clockwise around the loop, the first portion was a good climb through shaded hills with a stream running through it. The dog loved it! The end of the trail, the Meadowlark portion, was sunny with a nice overlook at the plains. Saw some deer and a rat snake.

Great steady hike with a reasonable elevation gain and some nice views both into the mountains and towards Denver. The trail has some slightly challenging areas throughout but overall is moderately difficult and a good pick for most hikers. There are trails dedicated to just hiking but some portions do intersect where mountain biking is allowed. We took our dog and there was running water for her to cool off in momentarily. Lots of families on the trails and everyone was extremely friendly. The parking lot was full (Sunday) however there is more than enough space across the park to reduce congestion as you hike; we were by ourselves for more than half of the day.

Perfect hike for beginners! Easily accessible with pretty views!

Beware of crazy dog on leash! It will bite.

Now for the trails. Fantastic views. I’d say the best trail for running would hands down be red Mesa loop. Lots of dogs beware.

This was a nice hike despite the mud/ice/snowpack when we went this weekend. I hiked it with my 3, 6, and 8 year old as well as my dog. I was concerned about the Plymouth portion being too difficult for us due to the black diamond, "most difficult" rating given on the Jeffco map. This was made a little more difficult with the trail being 10% icy, and 70% sticky slippery mud, regardless we all made it just fine albeit dirty and it was not "most difficult." Without the added conditions I would definitely say this is not a difficult trail. It was beautiful and I look forward to hiking it later this season without the added conditions.

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.

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

Will be a good running trail in the summer!

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.

Great trail! Easy and well kept.
Just want to tell anyone who wanted to go right now (Feb 8th 2017) It is a little muddy, so be ready for it! :)

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.

Muddy and icy for 2 miles, becomes dry dirt for about half a mile, then back to mud, ice in the shadows of the mountain and dirt again. Cacti at the top so be careful. Ice was quite thick and slippery so be really careful. Today was about 50 degrees. Start with a lot of mud, end with a lot of mud. Be ready to wash your legs and dogs.

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!

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