Lichen Loop Trail

EASY 23 reviews
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Lichen Loop Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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7 days ago

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22 days ago

Great views, lightly trafficked, & the kids even got to see some deer. Perfect for a family outing of all ages.

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4 months ago

Pretty little trail. It's easy, but not flat. It can be super muddy when wet, too.

7 months ago

Great short hike with kids.

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9 months ago

My companions and I greatly enjoyed the woodland scenery of this lovely loop. It has some gentle ups and downs as well as some historic points. The trail is short; we went around the loop twice for a good length morning walk.

10 months ago

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Great hike to be back in the woods. Took my 3 and 1 year old too!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nice and easy! This is a great little loop if you want to get out, but don't have much time or want to take your not so active Mom out on a hike. There are some lovely views, nice bathrooms, and a longer option.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

This hike is built for either kids or elderly people. Nice views of lichen colored rocks. Overall quite nice but not a serious hike.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Decent short trail with pine forest tree cover most of the way. It was great with my 5 yr old as we're still working on her endurance and she got the accomplishment of finishing a whole trail by herself.

The loop had birds, bugs and squirrels to look at, rocks to clamber up, etc. If you're with an athletic adult group there are more exciting trails in the area but for those with young kids it's great and not crowded in the least.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There is something special about this place. It's just calm and peaceful. Something about the tall grass in the wind in June... This is just a quick loop you can do with a young child or an elderly person...

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Saturday, July 13, 2013