Arthur's Rock, Timber, Westridge, and South Valley Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Arthur's Rock, Timber, Westridge, and South Valley Loop is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,748 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

running

views

rocky

no shade

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! lake view, snow capped mountain view, butterflies, wildflowers, wildlife...

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bugs
no shade
3 months ago

Bring sunscreen and plenty of water! I did this loop counterclockwise. Arthur’s Rock Trail is a well populated trail. I arrived at 8:30am and the upper parking lot was almost full. It took about 50 minutes to reach the summit of Arthur’s Rock. Timber Trail / Westridge Trail have less people traveling on it. The trees create a nice break from the direct sun. These are multi use trails and I did see a handful of mountain bikers however, I had Westridge practically to myself (only passed one other person). Howard Trail / Mill Creek Link Trail winds you down variety of switch backs where you can enjoy a plethora of wildflowers getting closer to the reservoir. You can easily truncate this loop into a 6.5 mile outing by eliminating the South Valley Loop section. The valley though is very pretty and extremely mellow, so it’s a nice add if you’re looking for the extra mileage. I also tacked on Shoreline Trail, just a quick little trail but that is the closest to the reservoir that you can get during the loop. All in all, I had a fantastic morning exploring this Colorado State Park! RT it took me 4 hours and AllTrails recorded 10.5 total miles.

Mostly shaded, nice and easy

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