Green Mountain West Trail

MODERATE 411 reviews
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Green Mountain West Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

10 days ago

Great for folks from out of town. Get there early. When were off the trail around 9:30 am it was getting busy.

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11 days ago

Nice hike, with rock scrambling. Steep at the top. Lots of loose rocks. Be careful descending.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful views from the top! If you don’t stop, your heart will be pumping. Lovely hike. Map said 1.6 miles down to car from the top.

20 days ago

Amazing! Must see!

hiking
24 days ago

Great views from the top. Flat most of the way and then a steep incline to the top of Green Mountain. Easy to navigate and not that hard with a few water breaks.

hiking
24 days ago

View at the top was better than I was expecting. Great hike - the climb to the top is a little strenuous but the rocks/steps are very easy to navigate

26 days ago

Pretty good hike overall. Flat and then incline to the top of Green.

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28 days ago

Hiked with the doggo on 5/22/18 - started at about 9:15 and was at the summit by 9:50 including taking a couple viewpoint breaks, didn’t see anyone going up but started to get busy on the way down. Some small uphill bursts throughout and then gets decently steep at the very end - definitely had me panting and grumbling to myself but then the view is awesome at the top. My dog (80lb) had a blast. Lots of shade, VERY green after all the rain, no ice, and pretty wildflowers! Beautiful way to spend a morning.

29 days ago

Awesome hike with the pup!

29 days ago

Cute hike! Last bit gets your heart pumping. Love the view of Boulder.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike to take visitors with a great view! Very cool to climb up and be able to see all of the 14’ers (assuming it’s not cloudy) from the map on top of the rocks.

1 month ago

Nice little hike on a Monday. They're working on parts of the trail. I could see it being busy on weekends. Not too difficult, great views

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked right after the rain and snow but it was pretty easy to navigate. Slippery in spots. Beautiful views all the way up!! Some rocks to maneuver the closer you get to summit. Loved it!

1 month ago

Great trail, spectacular views. Parking is easy. Last 1/2 mile is definitely more difficult but the moderate rating is fair for this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, but we hiked on a cloudy day and it started raining when we reached the summit. Go on a clear day when you can see at the top! Easy at the start, more moderate toward the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Last 3/4 mile is a challenge. Summit was crowded. Started at 9:30 am. Parking was easy and the trail was clear! My pup enjoyed the trek as well although a lot of people had their dogs off leash at the summit minimally paying attention to their whereabouts.

1 month ago

Moderate hike with great views. I did it on 4/29 and it was beautiful- no snow and lots of sunshine. I brought my dad along who is a bit older and had to take it slow on the rocky stairs at the top, but we made it! Lots of cute pups running around as well.

1 month ago

Hiked on 4/22/18. Started around 930am and took us two hours with a nice stop at the top. The trail had very little snow/ice but a lot of slush which made it slick at times. Spikes not needed. It was moderately trafficked but it felt like mainly with trail runners. Absolutely beautiful views from the top.

2 months ago

Love this trail! Short but challenging, and a beautiful view from the top!

2 months ago

Easy quick hike in Boulder.. stairs at the end are really the only challenge. Views are like

hiking
2 months ago

Incredible view at the end. Great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Peaceful, beautiful hike in the woods. The first 4/5 of the hike is easy then at the end you have some stairs to get to the top which gives it its moderate rating. The views are beautiful and the trail was very quiet when I went.

3 months ago

This is my go to trail! You get a great view at the top and there’s a metal plate that shows you all the mountain ranges to the west at the top! It starts off easy but gradually gets harder.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was very nice. Some ice but you can get around it, also Mud. Towards the end there are rock stairs, so there is a bit of a climb. The summit was very nice, not amazing. Small area once you reach the top so if it's a busy trail day, it will definetely be crowded. I only gave it 3 stars because the summit view was not that impressive, the trail itself was very pretty.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with rewarding views. The trail was a bit icy in some spots but overall it was in good condition.

hiking
3 months ago

Icey but beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, beautiful views. The trailhead is just outside the flagstaff pay parking area. I went on a Friday, late morning in early February. I could see how parking might be an issue on a busier day. I didn’t give it 5 stars for two reasons; first a good portion of the trail was covered in ice. Not really the trail’s fault. If you visit in the winter ice could be mildly annoying to a bit dangerous. Be prepared! The second reason I only gave it 4 stars is the hike is fairly easy! If feels like a stroll through the woods with a few sets of “stairs” thrown in. The views are quite lovely - but I like a bit more challenge to “earn” those views! The trail is dog-friendly but dogs must stay on leash for most of the trail (even if certified with Boulder County to be off leash). The day I went the whole Front Range was blanketed in a cold fog. But this trail was above the fog line. The trail was sunny, warm and there were great opportunities to see the blanket of fog covering Denver and Boulder! Magical! Overall a very lovely “spa day” hike!

hiking
4 months ago

It’s a fairly easy trail for anyone in good shape. Some stairs, some flat, overall a well constructed trail. Nice mixture of pines, rock structures. Good views from peak. In winter you can see Eldora ski runs to the west. I personally enjoy this trail a lot.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views of Boulder/Denver. Some people, but not crowded for a Saturday afternoon. Some icy parts but overall an easy hike.

6 months ago

Very pretty in the snow. Relatively easy until the last .4 or so to the top.

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