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Undoubtedly an easy trail (nowhere close to moderate). Very muddy and icy. Hike itself was so-so. Wouldnt recommend hiking it now (unless snowy), but I could see it being a nice little trail in late spring, early summer when things are green.

I would like to come back here, started great with kids. Got very icey which we weren’t prepared for, but overall a great day!!

nice park. Trail was muddy in the sunny areas, and quite icy in the shade, Especially on the climb up to the Panarama Point junction and from there down to Corwina Park parking lot. Wear microspikes! I regretted not having a set on me.

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snow
10 days ago

Nice family friendly hike. Right now it’s still pretty icy in some areas otherwise mostly packed down snow. No real views.

Very icey, but not a problem with traction.

Beautiful hike. We did Castle trail and Bruin Bluff for a total of about 3.5 actual miles. All trails only had us at 1.5 miles.

good workout

Walking along the River was nice but the walk through the brush was not anything special. Easy walk. Great for kiddos or older adults.

Great conditions; easy hike; various creekside eating areas; clean restrooms. Ranger activities are posted . (... & I came across a harmless smooth black snake)

Nice short trail (95% easy 5% moderate). Road noise on the north side, but better on the south side. 50/50 shade/sun

The trails inside of the park are very easy, but the views are beautiful especially in the fall.

Had some baby inclines. Short and sweet

Easy and nice loop. Close to Denver for a quick trip and good with dogs on leash. Went on a Monday morning and the lot filled up by the time I returned at 10:30am.

good trail, decent workout, great view but unfortunately a lot of rude mountain bikers, dogs off leash, and children today. the flat first mile or so gets pretty busy with families strolling near the creek but once the incline starts it clears out. the paper maps at the trailhead do not list panorama point nor did I personally have cell service until the top so be prepared. Found parking easily at noon on a sunday but the lot was mostly full so that could have been luck.

Nice easy hike but pretty busy on the weekends.

Leaves on some trees just beginning to change.

Loved this trail excellent for easy and dog friendly. Running water streams very nice! Can’t wait to go back

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1 month ago

Easy trail to hike, you can do the entire loop in about an hour.

Really beautiful hike. One we have been doing since moving here with little hiking experience. The end where it veers to the left and then has rock 'stairs' is a bit of a challenge for a beginning hiker. Has gotten easier everytime, the tops views are just amazing as well as great views and neat different sorts of rocks all along. Definitely agree lots of mountain bikers, also can hear traffic for most of hike.

Very easy and short

Hiked 9/14/2019: Well marked and great for families with young kids. I hiked this with my sister, brother-in-law, 3 year old nephew. He had a blast playing in the shallow water of the creek. Just be mindful of mountain bikers who you share the trail with.

Great hike for the family. The water was beautiful

Great hike! Got here at 12:30pm on a Sunday found parking easy. Many options of trails to hike. Good shade as the trail winds by the creek and up into the hills. Dunafon Castle is up in the trees by the river and had a wedding going on as we were coming down.

hiking
2 months ago

Took copper on her first hike. She did amazing! She even got to play in the river. Great first hike with her.

hiking
2 months ago

got here at 7am Saturday morning. we hiked bruin bluff trail. did not meet 1 person on the trail as we were hiking. a few cars in there parking lot. come early. beautiful trail.

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

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