hiking
6 hours ago

Steep incline to start, and direct sunlight most of the way

It’s definitely moderate for someone like me who hikes once a week or two. Loved the views and will be back. Do it. Parking was great- I did go at 7:30AM

hiking
1 day ago

Went "late" for a Saturday morning but managed to get "the" one parking spot. (There is an overflow area just north). There's no shade so early morning would be best. Nice to have such great, 360* views, so close the city and there are many more miles of trail to explore while you're up there. The initial ascent was a lung-burner and, yes, the rattlers are out .

Great hike, starts off with a 0.7 mile incline then pretty flat. A few bikers but not too bad. In the beginning with the incline you share the road with people but at the top or splits to three trails and not busy. Easy parking, would recommend.

hiking
2 days ago

Pretty easy to be distant on this trail! No shade so bring water for the dogs! Also lots of wildlife. saw a coyote so definitely keep dogs on leash

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

We did this trail a little later in the morning 10:00. There was no shade which made it somewhat difficult. The top had some great rock structures and pretty views of the city.

Not a bad hike, but it should be done super early in the morning. There is a rattlesnake advisory in the trail, so use caution. My girls (3 & 5) did have a snake cross our path on the Lichen Peak trail at the top. Not bad views. There's road noise the whole way up the steep path. I think this is a better trail for early spring and fall, not summer.

Aggressive incline to start. Nice views and lots of trail options at the top. Great opportunity for exercise

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

Nice moderate hike with no shade. Hiked counterclockwise. Saw a pair of deer grazing that didn’t seem to be bothered by me. Parking lot was almost empty when I arrived on a weekday around 1:30pm. Passed a good handful of bikers, but I wouldn’t say it was more trafficked than any other bike trail; perhaps I hit it on a slow day/time.

hiking
no shade
rocky
6 days ago

great workout going up, pretty nice views going up as well as coming down. no shade so wear sunscreen if needed!

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 days ago

Great go-to trail

This exact trail is closed but it is easy enough to start this trail, follow a different trail, then get back on this trail. Would recommend!

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
8 days ago

Awesome hike, not too hard with some great views. You have to share the trails with mountain bikers which isn’t a problem until you get to the narrow trails going up and down.

Great trail close to Denver. I hike this frequently as I live near by. It gets HOT, so earlier is better and by lunch time it gets crowded with mountain bikers. This is my go to lunch time hike and I can get to the top pretty quick. Steady incline the whole way. Great views at the top. Last time I hiked it, I sat at the top and hawks flew around me, I saw a coyote hunting across the ravine and saw a herd of elk, continued on and saw a big bull snake basking in the sun. Tons of wildlife!

hiking
no shade
9 days ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
10 days ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
10 days ago

Great trail with beautiful views on the back side. Lots of bikes. Get there early for parking. Not my favorite due to being so close to major roads so you can hear all the cars. I prefer quieter more peaceful hikes.

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