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

Perfect trail for an easy hike with great views. I’d definitely recommend this trail for beginners/visitors. Just be sure to check the schedule as it alternates between hiking and biking days.

As far as conditions go, they were perfect. Dry path for a majority of the hike, with some small stretches of ice on the backside of the loop. I wore regular hiking boots with no spikes and was just fine stepping carefully.

14 days ago

Love this trail. Not too busy super bowl Sunday. Muddy in some parts, snowy in some and dry in others. Love the views into The Valley and foothills. Not difficult, slightly challenging for someone who’s knew to Denver and not an avid hiker.

12.19.18 - Drove all he way there and found the gates to he parking lot closed. Hoping I make it back in the future when the gates are open and can actually give better rating.

Enjoyed it with kids, about 2,5 hours up/loop/down! Very nice place!

perfect trail, great angle of ascent and wonderful views

Trailhead comes up quick when you're driving up 6 in the canyon but plenty of parking. Weekend days alternate between allowing only mountain bikers and only hikers so when in doubt check beforehand so you know who's allowed there on what day. Easy switchbacks to get higher into the foothills with nice views of the canyon. Juniper loop up top is really easy and some nice mountain views on the back side.

Decent hike. The first two miles stick pretty close to the highway, so you have a lot of noise pollution for 4 miles of the hike. It’s a popular mountain biking trail, narrow path so you’re constantly stepping out of the way. If you’re hiking I’d recommend going on an odd weekend day (like September 1st) when mountain biking is not allowed. On even weekend days hiking is not allowed. Even during the week it’s busy!
No real viewpoints, still some pretty spots. No shade coverage until you get to the Loop.

trail running
6 months ago

This a a great trail for running on a weekday.

nice easy trail for out of town visitors, pretty area. just kind of a bummer to be so close to the highway for half the hike.

Great hiking , beautiful views

Just literally missed stepping on a rattlesnake by 1 step within the first 20ft of the trailhead. Be aware!!

Christy I Smoked a whole pack of cigarettes while running this trail! Very easy trail with minimal traffic and great views! There were people who weren’t smoking which is total bs

Great trail for beginning trail runners. I say great because there are very few rocks, roots and slide out areas and it’s nice and close by. The initial 1.7 miles up will be a challenge for those not in shape...

Great trail with beautiful views of clear creek. Didn’t have time to do the whole loop. Really looking forward to seeing the rest of the trail!

trail running
7 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Lots of wildflowers and tons of butterflies. Smelled cigarette smoke on our way down which is total BS.

Fun trail for an evening hike! Loved all the wildflowers and butterflies at this time of year.

Moderate hike with a variety of terrain. Saw many birds but no wildlife. The Juniper Trail has some spectacular views!

Great hike, great views. Didn’t see any waterfall. Was not crowded on a Friday morning. Would do again.

Wonderful trail with gradual hills and great views!! There is lots of exposure, so make sure you are prepared. Would definitely come back.

Fun hike. Really nice and easy loop once on top.

8 months ago

Pleasant enough. Easy to moderate. Carried my toddler through it. Closer to 4.8 miles according to my garmin.

Good hike with views to the higher peaks once you reach the west side of the loop. No snow on the trail in mid February.

Friday, January 12, 2018

This trail is closed until 01-31-18 for hunting (only reason I gave a 3). We drove up wondering why no cars were in lot, grabbed out backpacks and got ready to hit it only to walk up to a sign that said closed untill 01-31-18. Just want everyone to know before wasting gas to get there.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017

Great day hike with some cool views. Parking was ample when I arrived today around 1:30 pm. Although it appears that the place become quite crowded on the weekends. The trail head begins at the western end of the parking lot and it marked well. The hike offers great high desert plant life and plenty of exposure to the sun- lather up! After some good switchbacks the trail reaches a junction, I opted to go for the route that begins to the east. Follow until another junction that will show the way to Juniper. There are two junctions that happen within a hundred yards or so, and for both keep to the left. They are well marked but hoping on the wrong trail will add some time to your day. At this point the trail is gentle and offered some great looks of snow dusted peaks in the distance. The trail makes its way back to mayhem and the same way down. There are many bikers hikers on the trail so be courteous out there! The whole trip took be 2 hours.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pretty easy trail, but not much to see. There weren't many people there and the other dogs we passed (only 3, but my friend and I had 5) were all on leash and very well behaved which was wonderful!! Can imagine this trail would be very hot in the summer. Will be back again to explore more of the area!

trail running
Sunday, August 27, 2017

I really enjoyed this trail! Saw lots of other runners. The first part has a good but manageable climb and the back loop is pretty flat and easy. There are decent views but also highway noise for a good chunk of the trail. Afterwards we crossed under Highway 6 from the parking lot to dip our feet in the creek, which felt great!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great for an afternoon hike. Only a 45 min drive from downtown Denver. Hwy 6 is always busy, only traffic we ran into to get to the trailhead. plenty of parking. Tidbit - even days are for hikers & odd days are for bikers. We came across a handful of hikers but managed to still get away from the hustle and bustle. Gradual incline that traverse the mountain. Decent elevation gain but then the backside of the loop is easy. Single track mostly. I'd do this trail again over Lair of the Bear anytime.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Don't go for the "waterfall" only - it's just a trickle when I've seen it and easy to miss from one of the lower switchbacks. I love this hike. The switchbacks are perfectly spaced so it didn't feel quite like the gain was as much as it is. Check the status before you go. It closes for elk calving and also for a month of hunting. Spectacular view of Clear Creek Canyon.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Never saw the waterfall. :(

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