17 days ago

First time on this trail, not too crowded. I went just before sunset which turned out to be perfect for this hike! Depending which way you take the trail, Good views of the sun setting over the peaks and deer coming out to graze!

19 days ago

Easy hike, not a lot of tree coverage. Rating as a 3 for not having any spectacular views.

Pit toilets at the trail head were clean.

A dog-friendly (though on leash) trail near Longmont/Lyons. Views are ok, not much shade, but the best bet to get out on a quick hike with the pup close to home. Closed Monday through Wednesday in December and January (maybe November as well).

Good trail. A bit rocky up the overlook side. Be sure if you footing. If you take a dog, bring your own waste bags. Nice sunset.

Nice easy day hike.

3 months ago

easy trail. not much scenery. we did however see a beautiful elk today. I guess they are allowing hunters to come out between now and December and closing trail monday through weds. :( it's nice that it's not too far away. several dogs out even on a Friday morning no poop bags so be sure to bring your own.

no shade. nice that dogs must be on leash. no poop bags available be sure to bring your own. rocky trail with fairly good incline especially for beginner. go on a cool day!

trail running
4 months ago

Went out today. There were quite a few dog walkers and two or three mountain bikers. The weather was perfect. I only saw a few rabbits; no deer. The terrain is easy if you're only walking. It's very rocky if you're running it.

Not really a pretty trail but nice views at the outlook.

5 months ago

Beware of rattlesnakes in the summer!
It's an easy and fairly quick hike. I often do the loop clockwise so that I'm passing people rather than coming up from behind. Most of the trail is rocky/loose rock so it's not as runner friendly on the downhills.

loved it! we even heard and saw a bald eagle! 1st hike for our Blue Heeler, abs she loved it.

Fun trail but I’d rate this moderate vs. easy if you are a new hiker or going with kids and/or pets. There is quite an incline! Our kids and dogs LOVED this trail but if it’s too hot out, you may want to steer clear, because there is absolutely no cover - 100% direct sunlight, very dry trail. 2 benches to stop and rest: one is halfway up and another at the top. Nice rocky pathways in some areas, cactus to see, a few trees, views are gorgeous! Watch out for rattlesnakes though. We didn’t see any, but there were signed warnings everywhere.

Always windy

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.

7 months 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!

7 months ago

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.

8 months 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).

8 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.

10 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.

11 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: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/01/16/roadtrip-to-the-rockies-ron-stewart-preserve/

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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 :(

Monday, December 18, 2017

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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

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.

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