Poudre River Trail

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Poudre River Trail is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 236 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking

walking

running

forest

lake

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
private property
4 months ago

cool trail in the city, great for a run a bike ride

road biking
bugs
5 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

This is a gorgeous bike path. Long, winding, with some shade, some open sun, and lovely views and wildlife! Flat and easy, so great for all levels. Tons of access points, smooth well maintained pavement, scenic and wonderful! Fort Collins has some of the most functional bike paths I’ve seen in a small city!!!

running
9 months ago

Good for a long easy run. Smooth hard surface and little traffic.

hiking
snow
11 months ago

It’s was such a beautiful walk. There was a little bit of snow but it just made it a beautiful walk.

hiking
Thu Jan 24 2019

Cold with lots of snow on the ground. Saw Canada geese, cackling geese, widgeon, mallard, belted kingfisher, and song sparrow.

Sun Dec 16 2018

Great trail for long boarding! Smooth the whole way and it’s got a few neat things to see along the way.

horseback riding
Sun Sep 23 2018

can anyone tell me if this trail is good for horseback riding

road biking
Fri Sep 07 2018

Whoa, what a find. Lovely morning ride, the trail has a little bit of everything—wooded river bottom, urban detour, farmland, open fields— and cap it off with a lunch at Vern’s before heading back! Highly recommend for great leisurely ride.

Thu Jul 26 2018

Nice run.

mountain biking
Thu Jun 28 2018

Is a great ride by bike! Peaceful, quiet, you pass occasional riders or walkers but is not usually too congested. Has a few places to pull over by the river and sit and relax. Is well maintained. A huge plus to this trail is it runs right by some of Fort Collins best Breweries which make for some great pit stops! Love this trail!

hiking
Tue Sep 05 2017

This was a great trail for a toddler and dog. The whole family had fun and there were a few spots to stop and enjoy the Poudre.

Tue Aug 22 2017

Great

walking
Sat Jun 10 2017

Beautifully maintained trail along the river. Highly used so lots of cyclists and runners and people with dogs.

Sun May 21 2017

Beautiful! Easy ride. Great for all ages. Walk, run or bike. It's one of my favorite trails.

road biking
Mon Mar 27 2017

Great local trail. The trail is mainly flat, well maintained, and heavily used. Follow the trail west to an awesome bridge, pine trees, and the cool little towns of laporte and bellview. Follow the trail east to some nice parks and huge cottonwood trees. This trail is great for walking, biking, commuting, fishing, and enjoying. Check it out in the spring during peak run off. The poudre river often overtakes the trail in some spots. It is a sigh to see. I have probably done this trail 100 times. I have never gotten sick of it, and I always find ways to appreciate its usefulness and beauty. If your in Fort Collins, this trail is a must see

walking
Sun Sep 25 2016

Good for a walk.

hiking
Mon Mar 28 2016

Hiked the 4 mile section from Butterfly Woods to College (287) and back. A good walk, but nothing to write home about. Definitely a good candidate for a quick jog, bike ride, or short escape on a work day.

mountain biking
Thu Jul 31 2014

This trail is great for a relaxing hike or bike ride that can take you from Fort Collins to Greeley. It's all paved and a smooth ride on the flat plains of Colorado.

hiking
Fri Jul 26 2013

Great!

road biking
Thu Jul 18 2013

Awesome trail! It rides along the poudre river and its got some beautiful scenery... Especially at sunset!

road biking
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skiing
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hiking
7 days ago

running
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

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