Green Mountain West Trail

MODERATE 469 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

hiking
10 days ago

Potty your dog before coming or be prepared to carry poop! There aren’t any trash cans along the way. The hike was challenging at the end but doable with rest and worth it with the view. Hang in there and reap the rewards!

hiking
13 days ago

Fun trail. Just started hiking and wasn’t too terrible. View at top is great!

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome hike with great views. Not too crowded, and there is a lot of shade to hide from the sun. My dog loved this trail!

hiking
18 days ago

The hike was relatively easy until the steep incline (with switchbacks) at the end. Absolutely beautiful views at the summit in all directions made it worth it. We even saw some turkeys!

Took an hour and 45 minutes for us to finish this hike with two dogs. Rocky most of the way and yes the last .5 miles is difficult but you are rewarded with a great View.

1 month ago

Pretty, the view is pretty along the way, the view from
The top is not the best I’ve seen due to lots of trees. But we hiked this in 1.3 hours with our toddler strapped to my husbands back, he said with the toddler it got hard towards the top, it’s steep. Would hike it again.

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite trail in Boulder. The views are outstanding, the vegetation is lush, if you go at the right times you have a decent chance to run across wildlife like deer or even turkeys in the Fall, and it's usually a bit cooler than down in town. At the top on a clear day you get amazing views of both the plains and the Continental Divide. Even on a Summer weekend it's not nearly as busy as popular trails down at Chautauqua.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy start, great view..

hiking
1 month ago

Light hike is mostly flat for a mile before getting steep the last quarter mile. Summit offers stunning 360-degree views. Good one for kids and really anyone.

1 month ago

in an out quick mountain summit. It gets really hard about the last .5 mile. View is worth it. Took me about an hour or so round trip. It’s pretty rolling hill with a few steep points the whole way then a stair master. Planning on bringing an out of Towner for this one.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

Amazing! Must see!

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

Awesome hike with the pup!

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months 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
3 months 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!

3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

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