Apex Park Enchanted Forest Trail

MODERATE 335 reviews
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Apex Park Enchanted Forest Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a beautiful and popular trail in the Golden, CO area. Be sure to read the sign and map at the trail head because the trail is on an alternating use schedule to accommodate the large number of hikers and bikers. The trail is part of an excellent network of trails in the Apex Park.

hiking
1 day ago

I went up Apex and down the enchanted Forrest trail which meets up with Apex again. I went after a spring snow, and it was absolutely beautiful, if wet. Will definitely go back at some point. My small dogs handled it well, and it was easily accessible from the road. No soap in the trailhead bathrooms though!

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Loved it but lots o bikes

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I have hiked every Jefferson county Trail and can say without a doubt, Apex has the friendliest and best looking Mnt bikers! This is reason #10 why I hike it at least three times a week.

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hiking
25 days ago

This is the "before work standard" for me and the husband. We both work in the Denver area and this is a quick 15 minute drive with a trail system that's worth it! It's pretty views, especially in the forest. The terrain is nice and you'll get a solid workout. You can make it a longer hike if you want. Be super careful of bikers!

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1 month ago

Amazing hike!