The weather was nice and warm on the way up but got cold and rainy on the way down. The hike is scenic and close to Longmont. Very rocky trail though. Great views at the lookout point.

18 days ago

Nice hike for a Saturday afternoon that's close to town. Not a whole ton of shade but some nice benches if you need to rest. Lots of pretty wildflowers and scenery. While easy it is a decent distance. Would definitely take some out of towners here!

This is a nice easy hike. Good for kids.

Beautiful views! My 4 year old enjoyed and the flowers, grasshoppers and ladybugs along the way!
There isn’t much shade so I’d recommend going on a cooler day or overcast.

1 month ago

Easy beautiful hike just outside of town. I do this hike all the time.

I had a great hike with my friend & my two dogs. we all enjoyed it, our first time here. great views, perfect breeze, good for all skill levels.

Fairly easy trail with great views. I took a detour up the rocky hill of the Little Thompson Overlook Trail and hiked back down onto Eagle Wind for an added challenge. This ended up being a 5.8 mile hike. We saw a lot of deer today (4/19/18).

2 months ago

Myself, my wife, dog and 10 y/o hiking machine
Enjoyed this trail on a warm Sunday afternoon.
The 0.5 mile from the parking lot to the beginning of the loop was flat, steep and honestly not that interesting. Once on the loop the trail and terrain
Became way more interesting. The constant sound of birds and ever changing views made this a very enjoyable loop. There are a few benches
and plenty of natural seats where you can sit and rest or snack. We are huge wildlife enthusiasts and we were rewarded with sightings of vultures, hawks, ravens, rabbits and about 12 mule deer.
This is a very good option for anyone wanting a remote hike without driving to far or being too challenged. We used this for practice for our Grand Teton/Yellowstone trip but we were so impressed we will be back.

Easy trail. I went clockwise around. Only one other person on the trail. Wind was super crazy today, I had to brace myself a few times. I did get to hang out with some deer. I enjoyed myself.

3 months ago

I enjoy taking my dogs here; 5 stars when it’s not super busy. Pretty views.

I’m a beginner and had no trouble. Excellent mountain views.

4 months ago

This is a great place for an easy winter hike. It offers nice views and is not very steep. It is a popular place on the weekends with several dog walkers and the like. Nice sunset too. For pics and more details:

Nice short evening hike with the dog. We saw a few deer so I very much recommend not letting your dog off leash.

Ok short hike on the front range. However, I was forever having to drag my dogs away from piles that other owners have left- not pleasant!

Nice hike with just a little short uphill that’s a little rocky but easy. Lots of people and dogs. Parking lot has restroom, trash & recycling, & picnic tables. Be warned that parking lot is small and even though it may seem reasonable to park in the area signed for trailers as several people were doing, DO NOT do it! I got a $35 parking ticket :(

Every now and then we pick this trail as an alternative to Eagle Wind (on the other side of the road) though generally Eagle Wind is nicer imo. There's a daredevil pilot who hangs out here a lot so you might get to see some of his acrobatics, which is kinda fun.
As is true in this whole area, there are a lot of rattlers here so keep your ears open and your dog close.

6 months ago

This has long been my favorite close-to-home trail. You almost never completely lose sight of town/civilization but other than that, it feels fairly wild considering. This is a research area for rattlers because there are so many here so be careful with your pooch and keep your ears open at all times. Going clockwise keeps the cities more out of view. Great trail on foot or on bike.

mountain biking
6 months ago

We’ve done this trail several times on foot. First time on a bike today. Definitely some tougher spots for a beginner but overhaul great trail! Seen wildlife every time we do this one!

trail running
6 months ago

I like this trail because it is a quick run, fairly varied terrain, and the views are nice.

Easy trail, narrow in some parts. Very dog friendly which was awesome. Good casual hike.

7 months ago

It’s actually only closed Monday through Wednesday for elk management

7 months ago

This trail is closed from Sept to Jan for elk management. found out three days ago when I showed up and the signs were out.

7 months ago

7 months ago

One of our favorites close to home.

8 months ago

I brought my Yorky Pooh along this hike. We were able to do it without any problems. My only issue was the trails weren’t marked very well along the path. The service road intersected a few times and I had a guess if I was going the right way.

8 months ago

What a difference one day makes! Beautiful calm day with the beautiful snow-capped mountain view. This time we took the Eagle Wind Trail and cheated a bit by talking the road. The interpretative posts were very interesting, and I always appreciate the descriptions/names of mountains that are in front of you. The views were gorgeous. I had to turn back as we started out late. Will have to go back to complete the trail.

I am not sure why I chose this trail on the VERY windy day, Although this is shorter than the other trail, the footing is much harder with many many many rocks. Did not have much view as the clouds rolled in.

9 months ago

Great overlook at the top, definitely worth the effort

Not as easy as you'd think from easy rating, but definitely worth the effort

Good views on a clear day. Relatively easy once you get to the trail; most of the elevation change is between the parking area and the point where Eagle Wind splits from the other trail.

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