Hogback Ridge Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Hogback Ridge Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail, but definitely not easy! I would rate it moderate at very least. Very steep uphill climb. Great views and a good find. I like this trail a lot.

2 months ago

I did not find it easy, because of the extended uphill climb. For me, it's more like moderate:) Beautiful views,

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is relatively short but still beautiful. As others have stated, I also would consider this moderate instead of easy. We saw so much wildlife - prairie dogs, rabbits, several deer including a buck, and even a coyote. It was lovely to see so much animal activity, probably due to the fact that there were very few people out on the trail. Perfect for a relaxing evening hike.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice views from on top

hiking
3 months ago

Great after work hike! I would rate it moderate, it's pretty steep and gets your heart pumping.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

I'd definitely put this trail as moderate, especially if you go left at the fork. Cool views over Boudler from a different angle, and got to see some Coyotes frolicking in the field! No shade for most of this trail, water & sunscreen is a must.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great convenient hike, best part is you can see your car in the lot for most of the hike. Great front range views. Going off to the left makes this hike moderate in my opinion, not easy. Plenty of mule deer and whistle pigs to see on the way.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

I would say this trail is between easy and moderate. we took left fork going up and elevation rose quickly. Others hikers suggested going the right fork for easier climbing-that's probably a good call!