The hike is easy, it's a gravel/dirt path along the reservoir. My nephews (4 and 6 years old) were just fine for this hike. The views of the reservoir are spectacular, but the hike isn't too challenging- no huge elevation gain or rock scrambles. So depending on what you're looking for, this hike is too easy or just perfect!

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Good hike, annoying part is it's $7 to park at the trail head. We're not from co but seems to be a trend to pay for everything here...

Love this trail for a quick solo hike. Once you get to the other side you can cross the street and watch the boats on the reservoir. There are always deer here when we go!

Trail is beautiful and well-maintained with lake view, wildflowers, and frequent deer sightings, but is often crowded with bikers.

Highly populated trail, dogs galore and xc mountain bikers. Avoid weekend outings on the trail if you can, but nice view of Horsetooth reservoir and the town of Fort Collins at the top. Have to pay to park.

Nice Father's Day hike. Awesome reservoir views. Just enough rise at points to get your heart pumping a bit. Heavily traveled with hikers, bikers and a few dogs. Rattlesnake a few feet off trail. All ages 5 and up can make this.