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Green Mountain Trail

MODERATE 162 reviews

Green Mountain Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Denver, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,010 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

no shade

hiking
21 days ago

Too many bikers

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Trail itself is well kept but a boring hike itself. The views are nice.

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

recorded Green Mountain Trail

mountain biking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
scramble
2 months ago

Did this trail on a Monday morning and it was very quiet without many bikers, would highly recommend starting the trail counter clockwise so that you get the really steep incline out of the way at the beginning, otherwise the steep incline up the west side comes about halfway through and doesn’t give an a lot of rest. Also try to do early in the morning late in the evening or on an overcast day as the sun would be very intense.

hiking
3 months ago

Began this trail at 4:30 pm and enjoyed incredibly beautiful colors - both of land and sky.The vistas were amazing at this time of year. After stopping for sundowners, we finished 4 hours later in the dark - even so we had a wonderful adventure. This would be a great trail for a full moon evening. To do the trail clockwise or counterclockwise? We did counter - I think next time I’ll try clockwise.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

I took this trail around 7am on a Sunday morning - traffic was moderate. there were quite a few hikers and mountain bikers using the trail. views are beautiful- 360° of downtown denver, lakewood, golden, the foothills, the mountains, lakes, etc. although the trail was steep in some places, it was very clear and well defined. if I’m not mistaken, I only saw one tree on the entire trail, so be sure to go during a cloudy, cool, or earlier time for your comfort. there was tons of wildlife- plenty of prairie dogs, deer, elk, and coyotes (beware of rattlesnakes) highly recommend the trail as a morning nature walk.

mountain biking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice urban hike. Note that you can park and begin at either the P1 or P2 parking area on W. Alameda. The Green Mountain trail is well-marked throughout the park, and there are many alternative trails to make your hike shorter/longer. Beware of rattlesnakes, though we didn't see any. Not too heavily trafficked on a Tuesday morning. Nice views of the Denver area, Red Rocks, and the surrounding foothills.

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of wilder flowers and pretty views! 4 stars because of traffic noise

hiking
5 months ago

7-1

hiking
5 months ago

beautiful, but a little too rocky to jog

hiking
5 months ago

This was a nice urban hike and the wildflowers were beautiful! You can see and hear the highway and roads from all areas of this trail except when you are at the very top. But the short drive from Denver still makes it worth it. Trail junctions could use a bit more signage.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail for after work! The trail is well established. A good walk.

5 months ago

great trail, longer than it seems in some places.

hiking
6 months ago

Wooohoooo!

running
6 months ago

Great trail! Passed a few mountain bikes but most of them made us aware. Wouldn’t recommend wearing headphones, so that you can hear bikes coming up on you. WE DID SEE A RATTLE SNAKE!!! A small one crossed the trail at the same time as my husband, hitting his shoe with the rattle. Didn’t warn us he was there before coming out of the grass. Stay aware

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this trail! Had an overall good experience here!

hiking
6 months ago

Scenic hike. However you can see and hear busy roads for the majority of it. Many mountain bikes. The trail is narrow so be prepared to stop and step off the trail a lot.

hiking
6 months ago

There are many trails, so better to have a map. I made a youtube. Please check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrdnuf8qTPg

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

Pleasantly surprised by this trail! We wanted an easy hike close to Denver and this fit the bill perfectly. As of 5/10/19, the trail was very muddy. The snow sprinkled on the mountain (hills?) was beautiful and the cloudy overhead with misty air made the hike calm and peaceful. Like I said, pleasantly surprised. This hike wasn't technically challenging, unless you include the mud. It kept sticking to our shoes adding weight, and was very slippery in some areas. Fun easy hike that I would do again. Trailhead accessible from a paved road via 2WD. Paved parking lot. Port-a-potty restroom.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Beautiful view of front range. Lots of people! 6.50 miles.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

A lot of elevation gain at the beginning with some more gain at the end. Currently dry with a few bike ruts. A lot of mountain bikers so keep your eyes and ears peeled for them. Not so bad on a weekday.

hiking
muddy
snow
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Super muddy, AllTrails map not accurate, hard to follow. I recorded just over 7 miles

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