Apex and Enchanted Forest Trail Loop

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Apex and Enchanted Forest Trail Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden Heights, Colorado that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1243 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

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hiking
1 month ago

Great, pretty easy trail close in to the city. It was pretty heavy with mountain bikers, but everyone was polite! The Enchanted Forest Trail was absolutely lovely and a pleasant surprise and reprieve from the sun! Overall a great way to spend a Sunday.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a beautiful trail and part of a large network of trails that offer endless possibilities for ur hike. When I went about 2 weeks ago, the trail through the forest was extremely icy in the shade. I wouldn’t recommend trying that part of the trail without yak tracks or micro spikes. I actually had a decent fall off the side of the trail which I would not recommend, lol.

hiking
4 months ago

Fitbit told me I hiked 6.83 miles, so definitely longer than 5.5. Beautiful hike but would highly recommend hiking boots (not tennis shoes) for this time of year. Slippery snow, ice, and mud, but worth it!!

hiking
5 months ago

5 stars, a truly wonderful hike. Apex to start was challenging, a few icy spots required to essentially slide for a step, but majority was nice and hike able. The Enchanted Forest trail weaves in and out of open sky hillsides and thick shaded forest. The forest truly is enchanted, as we are sure the trees come alive at night when no one is around. Completed in exactly 3 hours by two hungover New Yorkers and a one year old pupper.

7 months ago

Great trail...but ends in residential area with no close place to eat and recuperate.

9 months ago

I'd actually call this trail a moderately trafficked, easy trail. The trails are well marked with good parking.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

The best days for hikers are odd numbered days when bicycle traffic is limited to one way traffic only. The trail follows a creek for a couple of miles, along which grow lots of wild hops and plums. Lots of shade and some views of Golden and Denver.

mountain biking
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trail running
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recorded Track - Jul 23 12:32 PM

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