Foothills Trail: Maxwell Natural Area

EASY 48 reviews

Foothills Trail: Maxwell Natural Area is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

wildlife

muddy

1 day ago

Highly populated trail, dogs galore and xc mountain bikers. Avoid weekend outings on the trail if you can, but nice view of Horsetooth reservoir and the town of Fort Collins at the top. Have to pay to park.

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mountain biking
1 month ago

Beginner mountain biking trail. Not too difficult if you have the right bike.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Good trail, and i could have hiked it no problem having been hiking and biking for about a month or so. but my friend who has not hiked since 6th grade had a LOT of problems getting up the hill once we started going up the steep rocky part.

this is not a beginner hike, though the beginning of the hike was almost like a nice walking trail.

on average it is a moderate hike, with the beginning being easy, and the end being hard.

trail running
2 months ago

Love this trail.