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Crown Hill Lake Loop and Nature Trail

EASY 82 reviews
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Crown Hill Lake Loop and Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Denver, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
42 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

trail running


bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers


19 days ago

Great running and walking trail. Beautiful mountain views and lots of friendly dogs :)

5 months ago

really nice for a short run in the morning beautiful

6 months ago

Good for a run in the middle of the city!

7 months ago

Just the facts... If you are concerned for your physical and emotional health - avoid Crown Hill Lake Park.
It is currecntly disgusting and as a visitor for over ten years I don't forsee it improving.

Yes, the sunset views are great but being in the park subjects you sometimes to violent and barking dogs that some pet owners can't or won't control. Only a few pet owners are responsonible for destroying this park by allowing their dogs to pee and poop anywhere.

The sidewalks are now riddled with poop from both dogs and geese and Jefferson County doesn't have the budget or management skills the keep the pathways clear or to penalize the few that ignore the law and park rules. When you consider that hundreds of dogs visit this park routinely, the disrepectful add up. It's not a people park anymore, it's a dog waste park - yesterday I witnessed a man dumping the dog poop he brought from outside the park. Not only do you get poop on your shoes and drop trace amounts into your car and home, you now smell it when walking past every trash can.

Some horse owners contribute too by leaving a mountain of horse pie on the cement walkways. Also, more and more people are smoking marijuana in the park even though there are posted signs prohibiting it. What a violent risk this poses and an overall dissappointment.

7 months ago

Good easy city walk

8 months ago

Great for an easy walk after work or early morning. Stroller friendly

10 months ago

Nice area for walking. But the trails closer to the outer perimeter of the area are best for avoiding the crowds (kids, bikes, rollerbladers) who use the interior cement sidewalk.

10 months ago

Nice trail. Lots of trees and shrubs.

10 months ago

Nice place to jog. Not too busy. Paved and natural trails with plenty different loops.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

It’s a nice trail to take your dog on a walk around a lake thats paved.

trail running
Sunday, December 03, 2017

Nice and easy run, pretty views of the mountains.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Beautiful views. Minus one for there being way too many black flies during this time of year.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Nice sunrise view but it's an ok park to run.

trail running
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Great wild nature in the city. I run the outside loop and then around the lake. The outside loop is awesome and really enjoyable in the long grasses and cottonwood trees. The park has great resources and maps.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great for kids or just a walk, busy though with lots of dogs, bicyclers, roller bladers too. Nice views for sunset!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice walk small panoramic view. Pretty Lake nice birds

Saturday, October 22, 2016

One of my frequent walking spots. Great views of the front range and lots of options to do the loop around the park a few times without being on the same trail.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nice walking or running area. Varied surfaces for many activities. Alternative to Sloan's, especially during peak hours. Not much shade available when the sun is scorching.

Monday, June 20, 2016

It was alright. Mostly sidewalk. More of a walk in the park than a hike. Lots of gnats!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Good alternative to Sloans Lake which can get really crowded.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Easy walk for in the city. But not much shade. Wouldn't want to go on a hot day. Perfect for bikes, skates, kids, and dogs.

trail running
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Great trail, nice views.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I love taking the dog here. Also, the fishing is good.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Beautiful and scenic trail winding around lake.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pretty nice easy trail within wheat ridge/lakewood. Went on a Thursday and. It wasn't too crowded either. There are a few gravel paths to go on to get away from the crowds. It also is really cool that they have a wildlife bird sanctuary on a seperate path. Very meadowy, some boardwalks and a trail that leads around. Bring bug spray for that I got chewed up but saw lots of beautiful birds!!

3 months ago

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