hiking
18 days ago

First mile was a bit icy but after that jus patches of ice. Most of the trail was manageable.

Good trail but really rugged. Wish people would clean up after their dogs along the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Rewarding views and rugged terrain. Definitely will go back. Parking is limited.

hiking
2 months ago

Right next to lookout mountain, awesome place to hike. Parking can get limited

My favorite hike so far

Pretty busy (ie be prepared to squeeze around others on the narrow trails), but aside from all the people it's gorgeous! Challenging, but easy enough to be enjoyable, and a quick drive from Denver.

Awesome rocky start from last trail head off lookout mountain road. Some very nice views. Some steep elevation changes. Next time I'll start in Genessee.

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked this a couple days ago, starting by Lookout Mountain and going towards Genesee Park. The first several miles were fairly level, with a few areas of having to climb over rocks. However, the second half included some substantial uphill and downhill stretches, which were very tiring. We started off with a large meal in our bellies, and what we thought was a good supply of water and snacks, but we ran out halfway through, before we even got to the hardest part. We were famished and exhausted the last portion of the hike. It took us a lot longer to climb the last 1100' elevation, because we were out of gas and had to stop more often to catch our breath.

Many trail listings show this as an 8 mile hike, but our MapMyHike app on the phone showed 10.7 miles, and some other reviews report the same.

It's a beautiful hike. My recommendation is 1) Start from the Genesee Park side, and finish at Lookout Mountain Rd. This will have you going downhill overall, instead of up. Also, it puts all the major elevation changes in the first half of the walk, instead of at the end. Secondly, be prepared for a 10 mile hike over rugged terrain, and bring a lot of water, and some carbs to keep up your energy. Bring more than you expect to need.

wrong again Alltrails. this is a hiker only trail. thanks for wasting my time..again.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice moderate hike. Enjoyable.

Went clockwise Beaver/Chavez

hiking
7 months ago

It sucks the first 2 miles cause of all the people but after that you hardly see anyone.

hiking
8 months ago

awesome

hiking
8 months ago

Loved the trail!! I appreciate the Beauty around me, & except how the trail is.❤️

hiking
8 months ago

Not too difficult but very long if you do the whole trail. Lots of great views!

trail running
8 months ago

I run this trail a few times a season. Great workout. Varied terrain from boulder fields and scrambling to wildflower filled meadows and lovely forested sections. You can add miles by climbing Chimney Gulch trail out of Golden. Can be crowded in the first couple of miles but after that not many users. Other reviewers complain about unleashed dogs but I haven't really encountered that although I have run into a couple of unleashed cows :-)

It is beautiful but hell it is a lot of scrambling across small boulders. And not great for dogs. They had a really hard time going over the rocks. And the trail is narrow. Hardly room for more than one person. Maybe come without dogs but meh

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