Green Mountain, Rooney Valley and Rooney Trail Loop

moderate 91 reviews

Green Mountain, Rooney Valley and Rooney Trail Loop is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Denver, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 944 feet Route Type: Loop

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rocky
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1 month ago

Some difficult footing in current conditions. Boots/waterproof shoes that allow visitors to stay on the trail are recommended. Agreed that distance is close to 6 miles or a little more. Overall a nice survey of the park and a good trail for beginning hikers or runners.

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rocky
1 month ago

This was just the hike I needed today. A bit of a challenge elevation-wise, but we'll worth it for the experience. There were several people on the trail today but it wasn't too overly trafficked. All in all, I really recommend that you go for it.

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1 month ago

Decent small dog trail, moderate to heavy bike traffic on the switchback bellow summit.

Definitely a bit longer than AllTrails says - about 6.1! BEAUTIFUL views of the city though

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail but lots of mountain bikers on a narrow trail. Not a lot of cover so be sure to wear sunscreen.

This trail is exposed completely. No shade at all. I also wouldn’t consider it “moderate.” Very easy and BORING. If you’re mountain biking, it’s a great trail but as a hiker no way. You have to stop every few minutes to let mountain bikers pass. The distance listed also is not accurate. It’s 6 miles. Again, very long in distance but basically a nature walk. If you’re looking for a moderately challenging hike, this isn’t it.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike and well-maintained trail. Lots of wildflowers. Started around 7am and saw very few people during the hike. Good variety of foliage and some great fews.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

This was a decent trail but absolutely no shade. It was cooler on the valley side and more scenic. We also never came across the forested part, not sure where it is. A lot of mountain bikers. Would rate this as a easy trail walk, not a moderate hike.

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9 months ago

Awesome hike! Kind of busy but great exercise and distance.

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9 months ago

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11 months ago

Very muddy in places

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11 months ago

3/14/19 I wouldn’t recommend using this trail right now; you can get through most of it without going through really muddy parts but it’s pretty slushy. That being said it is a very fun hike that once the trails dry out I will be returning. Parts of the trail are pretty steep, and there is no shade so be mindful of those things if you do go hiking there.

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11 months ago

it was a really great day for this hike but several areas were incredibly muddy. I felt bad for walking around the mud but I definitely wasn't wearing my creek stompin shoes. other than that it was amazing!

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