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Awesome trail. A decent amount of the hike is by the water and in shade, which is peaceful and beautiful. Most of the hike was moderate with a few sections of incline and switchbacks. Takes a little while to get to the water, but very worth it!

Pretty hike. You spend a lot of time near a creek. Fair amount of shade. Little bit of mud. No snow on the trail. Definitely some elevation change. Some up-and-down and a couple of switchbacks

awesome conditions today! gets a bit narrow but we were still able to get by with our dog on leash

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2 days ago

Great beginner/intermediate trail, especially if you’re training early for summer 14’ers. Started this hike 30 minutes before sunrise on Good Friday and finished 2h6m later. Didn’t encounter a single person the whole way. Very peaceful with lots of running water down by the brook and a few scrambles. Elevation gain 1103’ according to my Apple Watch. Didn’t get too muddy at all, possibly because the ground was still a bit frozen early in the morning. Enjoy!

Pretty cloudy day hike. Might do again when it's a little warmer, there's a couple of small pools that look nice to take a dip in. Most of it is next to the brook which is cool. Took me 3 hours with a 25 minute break (2:35 hiking), moderately paced. Saw a fox which was neat!

Trail doesn't have any snow, but there were some muddy sections. I hiked down Beaver Brook and up Chavez, which worked well for me and my two dogs. Not a lot of grand scenery on the Beaver Brook portion, but the creek was nice and the doggos enjoyed it. The trail is steep and rocky in some places, smooth and rolling in others. Other than some off leash dogs, this was a nice, quick trail. Mostly shaded.

started off making a left on beaver brook and finished with Chavez. downhill then uphill. cute stream mid way.

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rocky
6 days ago

Phenomenal. Dog friendly! Loop.

I liked it! Downhill there, uphill back, but all good for sealevel lungs. Trail goes right along a stream for parts and is shady perfect for hot, sunny days.

beautiful, little icy

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rocky
12 days ago

Great Spring trail! The snow is mostly melted and the creek is flowing. Took us 4 hours with stopping and having a picnic. Trail was a little muddy but not too bad with boots. Lots of shade coverage in the woods!

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

A little muddy and icey in spots but was able to hike in just sneakers. Highly recommend.

Great trail through very cool gorges along a creek. First half is almost all down hill then it’s all uphill on the way back so be prepared and save your water for the back half. Can be pretty narrow in some spots. Lots of dogs on the trail today, all were wonderful :)

Hiked 4/6/19. Trail is 1/3 dry, 1/3 icy (and dirt-covered ice that is elusively and unnervingly slick), and 1/3 muddy. Decent amount of parking and bathroom at trailhead. Lots of dogs.

The trail is mostly through fir and pine forest, so lots of shade. Hiked down Beaver into the canyon, which is gorgeous. Lots of cool rocks to sit on for about a half mile along the creek at the bottom of the canyon. Multiple bridges and creek crossings for dogs and kids to enjoy. Hiked up Chavez, which I think is a little steeper.

There is a short loop near the trailhead called Braille Trail; a rubber-coated cable is strung the whole way so folks with vision impairment can experience a hike. (I actually used the cable for part of my ascent due to icy conditions.). It’s a wonderful resource and I’m thrilled it’s there.

Overall a very fun, interesting and beautiful hike. We would definitely do it again!

Fun trail! still pretty icy but my dog and I had a great time

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20 days ago

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21 days ago

Gorgeous views and a lovely trail! Very dog friendly. Spikes were really helpful but you could get by without. Got to the trailhead around 10am, plenty of parking. A few other groups out on the trail but had it mostly to myself. Amazing hike within 40 minutes of Aurora!

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25 days ago

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27 days ago

awesome trail! we went in the end of March and the trail was muddy and icy so wear your spikes!

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28 days ago

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