Belcher Hill

MODERATE 26 reviews

Belcher Hill is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1069 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

rocky

Parking: Park on the north side of the road. This trailhead is on the south side of the road, opposite the parking. Good to Know: This trail can be hard to navigate! Download the map or memorize the turns! On the north side of the parking lot there is a loop that is over 11 miles, unlike this 4 mile loop. This trailhead is on the south side of the road, opposite the parking. Highlights: This trail had a blend of sun and shade, incline and decline, and vegetation. This loop could make a great trail run, whereas the other larger loop has lots of loose rock.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trails.

hiking
2 months ago

Foot traffic: Heavy in April
Parking: Lot found with directions from AllTrails. park on the north side of the road.
Good to Know: This trail can be hard to navigate! Download the map or memorize the turns! We got lost a few times because we took the trailhead on the north side of the parking lot. That loop is over 11 miles, we wanted the 4 mile loop. This trailhead is on the south side of the road, opposite the parking.
Highlights: This trail had a blend of sun and shade, incline and decline, and vegetation. This loop could make a great trail run, whereas the other larger loop has lots of loose rock.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful area, great day hike. Fairly difficult with incline most of the way and very windy. Lots of bikers. One important point of clarification - "Belcher Hill" is not really a loop trail itself. It is more so an area with tons of connecting trails, mainly the "Belcher Hill Trail" (separate AllTrails search result). We started what we thought would be a 4.1 m loop today which ended up being 7+ once we used other trails to get us back to the main parking lot. I'd definitely recommend getting a trail map and designing route ahead of time. Have never gotten lost before on a hike but this was a first for me.

3 months ago

Loved the trail. Went out Belcher and caught Mustang. Beautiful weather and views!!!

3 months ago

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11 months ago

snowshoeing
Sunday, March 27, 2016

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday, October 03, 2015

trail running
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Monday, October 20, 2014

We took Belcher Hill Part of either Wrangler or Longsomething, and evertually to "steep trail" for a very steep but fun hike down. This park is a hidden gem! The hikes are fun and moderate, and the views of Golden and some glimpses of the city, as well as a grand view of two nearby resevoirs, gives the hike a nice feel. Problematically, there is a nearby gravel pit which is loud and somewhat an eyesore. That being said, I loved the hike we took. I saw a ton of bikers and I'm not certain why - it did not seem a particularly nice bike trail and was rather rocky and somewhat steep. I saw many people hiking and carrying their bikes. For hikers though, it made for a fantastic 2 hour dayhike!