Apex Park Enchanted Forest Trail

MODERATE 453 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.

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Beautiful trail! Great for mountain biking!

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Great for trail run. It's challenging yet still fun. Super workout!! A bit rocky. The enchanted forest is lush and magical.

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I do this hike in Apex Park often. If you follow Apex trail and stay left onto Enchanted Forrest you get to go in the shade and cool off for a bit before you head back down the mountain. Water source for dogs. Have seen lots of Elk. Lots of mountain bikes on Apex and connecting trails, but not too many on Enchanted.

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Great hike. A bit tight in certain areas so if you bring your dog careful of the mountain bikers zipping through quickly. Great shade in the enchanted forest and nice views.

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