Explore the most popular trails in Spring Canyon Community Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I hiked this trail as part of a 1 mile barefoot challenge. It’s out and back and I hiked out barefoot. Trail was very busy as it was 65 degrees on a Sunday in February. Lots of hikers with dogs and mountain bikers. I found hiking barefoot to be one of the more interesting things I have done in some time. You definitely go slow and watch every step, the small rocks we’re the worst. The dirt feel good and if there was some mud or moist dirt I purposely chose to walk through it. I didn’t take in the views much as my eyes were glued to the trail. At the 1.4 turnaround point I made my way to the reservoir and dipped my feet in the ice cold water, very refreshing. Then threw on shoes from my pack and headed back.

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no shade
rocky
20 days ago

This is a great trail right on the edge of town. Lots of people out today due to the amazing weather. Very dog friendly path. The only downside, mountain bikers and trail runners not using proper trail etiquette ie: on your left, on your right.

Nice trail! Muddy in spots but overall enjoyable. Would do again

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icy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

A terrific Foothills hike. Lookout views are work the journey. l encourage anyone to engage this fun little hike. Cheers!

01/13/20 monday arrived around 1130. lots of space in parking lot. trail is around halfway dry. the rest is a mix of muddy or icy/snow packed.

Great for dogs and kids, gorgeous views. Muddy and icy in parts.

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icy
muddy
off trail
1 month ago

Good easy trail.

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

good, easy trail. A few spots that were rockier and could be a little more challenging for new hikers but nothing too crazy. Scenic overlook at the top was gorgeous.

Starting with the Maxwell Natural Area Foothills trail and tying into other nearby trails provided a wonderful hike for my dog and me. We crossed the road to the west and hiked along a narrow ridge trail that provided a beautiful view of the Horsetooth Reservoir to the west and Fort Collins and beyond to the east. It eventually came back down to the road and we crossed and headed back along the remainder of the Maxwell Natural Area Foothills trail.

Busy trail on a Sunday morning. This trail, Timber Trail, is located south of the Maxwell Trail and travails around Dixon Reservoir in a timbered area to the west and through a busy prairie dog town to the east.

mountain biking
rocky
4 months ago

Awesome possum

beautiful views of reservoir entire hike, restrooms and picnic tables at both ends, narrow so be watchful for friendly bikers, no shade, our dog enjoyed the hike, $9.00 fee, but $20.00 fine if you don't pay, we bought 12 month pass for $90.00, only $65.00 age 65.

This open plain trail just below Horsetooth Reservoir is great for when it's not hot out. Easy walking trail and well maintained, not overgrown like some I've done recently. A lot of bikers out today. Beautiful views, great vegetation, and tons of prairie dogs, which my dog loved to watch!

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bugs
no shade
6 months ago

Beautiful views, no shade so remember To go when is cool and to use sun protection and water.. Parking $9 access to the water along the path.

very basic trail. basic view of Fort Collins from top and also a view of Horsetooth Reservoir. dry landscape and multiple bikers. would not do again. if you want to just get some exercise, then this is a close and quick trail.

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