Bergen Peak Trail

HARD 99 reviews
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Bergen Peak Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Evergreen, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lewis Ridge Trailhead: From I-70, exit onto Highway 74 (Exit 252), drive south 2.25 miles to Lewis Ridge Road, turning right into the parking lot. Stagecoach Trailhead: From Highway 74, turn west on Stagecoach Boulevard and proceed 1.25 miles to the north parking lot.

trail running
18 days ago

I ran this trail as part of the "Bergen Peak Half Marathon". I loved this race- it was hard but awesome, lots of variety in terrain, and great views. If you like trail racing, sign up for next year. Check out the Evergreen Trail Racing Series. they have 4 races. I think I'm signing up for the series next year.

hiking
29 days ago

A fantastic hike that offers more than 2000 feet in elevation gain. It does start off brutal with switchbacks and false summits, but the view on the summit and the latter half of the trail is spectacular. You get to see Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Mount Evans (which just looks huge and awe inspiring from the trail). It is definitely a workout, 10 miles there-and-back and the incline is gradual throughout your whole hike. But it is worth the trip, and truly feels like a mountain hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Not too hard. The view at the top was okay. I was hoping for better after a decently long hike. Took about 4 hours

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely - elk ridge trail has elk roaming.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice combo of terrain, the summit is beautiful!!

3 months ago

A fun trail! Well marked and a lot of different terrain

hiking
4 months ago

Close to Denver and easy to get to. Popular with cyclists, families and dogs. Decent hike. Nice views.

4 months ago

5 months ago

sketchy looking and tiring

7 months ago

Slow gradual climb. Wouldn't rate it hard but rather moderate. Pretty views at the top!

hiking
8 months ago

Great workout. Hiked on 4/8/17. Top third of the trail was snow packed. Wear boots for sure, unless you're a maniac. Mostly wooded with some great views along the way.

hiking
8 months ago

Definitely a great workout for a hike! I went 4/7/2017. The first half of the trail (which is actually part of the meadowview and Elkridge trail) was dry. But due to the recent snowfall the second half of it was muddy and got progressively snowier. Very glad I wore my winter boots for the hike! It's a steady incline to the top. Most of the mountain views are covered by trees until you reach the top. Moderate amount of shade especially through the switchbacks. I would do this trail again (hopefully with less snow/mud).

8 months ago

great trail.up the street from home

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views at the top.

8 months ago

patches of melting snow at the top... don't slip. Dry otherwise. beautiful views. huge Elk herd!

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wonderful hike nearby Denver!

Monday, July 04, 2016

Gorgeous views, we hiked up in July and could still see on the mountains across.

Friday, June 24, 2016

this is a private driveway

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Moderately strenuous hike due to overall length and vertical gain. The number of switchbacks can be demoralizing. Great primer for gauging alpine hike readiness. Views are often obstructed by forest (primarily lodgepole pine & occasional aspen). Summit sign is located off the end of the trail near the transmission tower. Trail has a decent amount of mountain bike traffic between Too Long and Meadow View Trails.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Beautiful views, definitely quite moderate. The incline is steady but gradual and is very doable.

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