Cherry Creek Trail

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Cherry Creek Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Denver, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 12.7 miles Elevation Gain: 479 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running


bird watching





wild flowers


Explore a whole new Denver as you discover hidden parks, ritzy malls, swanky country clubs and a beautiful creekside path. If you haven't seen Denver from the Cherry Creek Trail, you haven't seen Denver. Starting at Confluence Park, on the Platte River Trail, this path slices through the heart of Denver and rambles all the way to Cherry Creek Lake/Reservoir. Along the way, it passes numerous attractions including: - Cherry Creek Mall - Four Mile Historic Park - Denver Sister City Parks - Denver Country Club - Cherry Creek Country Club You will enjoy this trail all by itself or you can ride it as part of the 42 mile Northeast Denver Loop Trail or the Southeast Denver Loop Trail. This trail is one of many beautiful Denver Trails that highlight the charms of the city and introduces you to the distinctive suburbs. It is a cement trail for smooth riding and provides numerous exits to allow access to the city and the many parks that it bisects. Don't fret if you don't have a bike. You can rent one from many locations in Denver.

1 month ago

nice trail but the homeless population is depressing

1 month ago

Be careful walking. I’ve seen lots of spent needles on this trail. It’s a disguised area of the city that people can hide easily and shoot up.

no shade
1 month ago

Paved trail excellent for bikes pets and hikes

1 month ago

This trail is not suited for hiking. We were on it today for about 30 minutes and then got off. It is a training course for serious bike riders. To be fair most were very courteous as they flew past us in their spandex and bikes that probably cost more than my car. “On your left” then, past us in a blur. Only one A....... who shouted something at me as he went past. I read some reviews that say this trail is suitable for kids. I vigorously disagree.

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful for fast road running workout

road biking
8 months ago

Road this trail as a novice. Beautiful trail with a variety of terrain to see, and a nice view of Denver waiting for you at the reservoir. Homeless people do tend to set up camp closer to the downtown Denver area. But, once you make your way further the trail is quiet. I went during the week so I can imagine it would get crowded on the weekend. Happy travels!

8 months ago

Easy trail- we didn’t it with little electric scooters from the convention center to the REI. Round trip takes less than 30 minutes on scooter, perhaps that distance would take 1-2 hours on foot.

trail running
9 months ago

It’s a great trail, but very busy on the weekends and not a lot of shade in the beginning of the day

road biking
9 months ago

What an awesome trail. Great ride and beautiful change of scenery. Entered by Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek rode to the lake, around and back. Approximately 24 miles. Nice, wide path and not much traffic around the lake on a Friday late morning.

road biking
11 months ago

I take it to work from Washington Park. Really great way to bike into the city.

Saturday, July 07, 2018


Thursday, July 05, 2018

Great Trail.

mountain biking
Monday, June 04, 2018

My wife and I have biked this trail a few times and we love it. It really gives you a good and different perspective of Denver. The trail is fairly flat and there is a lot of tree coverage so it doesn't get too hot in the summer. There's also plenty of places to stop and get a bite to eat, drink or just take a rest. The only bad thing about this trail is that once you get close to downtown you start seeing a lot of homeless people near the trail and some are using drugs.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Great area to run. 8 miles around the park Starting at the East entrance. There are a lot of trails in the park and connecting to the park for the long runs. If you're going for a long run or a short run you can find it here. It is also very scenic and has wild life.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Great day, easy transition from farmland to mountains. Helped acclimate to higher elevation. Had two knee surgeries, trail was easy on knees. Loved the view.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Pretty area right downtown for some nature time . One side is for pedestrians and other is for biking and roller blading . All paved . Pretty, clean creek and dog friendly ! Walk alongside the city skyline!

road biking
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Great trail for commuting on bike. Also good for enjoyment through walking, running, and biking.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Great place for a relaxing bike ride

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The dog park is amazing!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Very busy in the afternoon.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Great trail for running. Mostly flat and below street level so it stays relatively cool. Lots of bikes and runners on the weekend.

road biking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Nice ride, started downtown and went to the 11 mile marker. Nice scenery of the creek/river, other than that not too much going on. There's a mall area in Glendale, ate lunch at the whole foods there. A few nice stops along the way, and the whole thing is paved and easy to follow. You can feel the slight uphill going east, but it's not bad at all.

Monday, July 17, 2017

great commuter bike trail; not much for walking or running.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It's really great except for the occasional hypodermic needle and crazy bums

road biking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

I bike it most days to work from Logan St. to downtown. It is well maintained, but it's heavily used, isn't really scenic, smells a bit, and has a number of homeless people residing by. The best way to enjoy the trail is biking the southern section at night on a full moon. It's a real get away then and you have it all to yourself.

Friday, June 16, 2017

it's close. it's a wonderland in the city.

road biking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Very busy on the weekends but great for the convenience. Need to be careful when passing runners and walkers. The trail is in great condition.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great trail route along the Creek. Great for dogs

road biking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Covered about 5 miles and change with my dog along the creek in the southern suburbs. Creek bed was dry, but the houses you pass are pretty. Traffic was moderate but friendly. This trail system feels best for walking, running, and biking.

road biking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Well maintained. Nice trail.

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