Lichen Peak Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rocky, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
1 month ago

Kinda crazy! Love the restroom facility at the trailhead :). The first almost mile is steep up! Trails are awesome with a gravel dirt base and main trails wide. On top it appeared the majority of trails are flat with few inclines. Everything clearly marked and wide open with beautiful views of the mountains and the city!

We made the “mistake” of wearing our hiking gear and backpacks as we do at home in the Adirondacks. Athletic sneakers would’ve been fine. Since it is open field the wind can get you at any time. As it got me.

The hike up to Lichen Peak was easy compared to the “hike” in! The climb clearly marked with stone steps. Great place to hang for a bit. We decided to also do the North Table Top loop as it was there and quick. After that we started to do Golden Cliff Trail. We ran into a few deer grazing not even half mile in on the left side of the trail on the hill. We turned around and headed back. Walk down is hard on the knees. Quite a few people with dogs on (and some off—well behaved!) leash. Everyone nice and respectful. Would totally do this again!

hiking
1 month ago

Steep incline. Great landscape up top, kind of otherworldly. Saw trail runners doing repeats on the incline, but I'd say once is enough for most people.

hiking
1 month ago

That first half mile or so is a doozy, pretty steep and will leave you decently winded if you just flew in from sea level the day before. Once you get to the top it's beautiful and well worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with some nice views for it only being 10 minutes from my house. Initial incline is a good challenge but once you are at the top it’s flat and easy. Good workout

hiking
3 months ago

This was a quick hike close to the city. Very steep initial hike, then it flattens out a bit. Arrived around 9am and the parking lot wasn’t full yet. Views were ok for an urban sort of hike.

4 months ago

Awesome views. Look out for snakes.

hiking
5 months ago

Nearest to Lakewood folks, as long as you manage the initial incline the views from top are amazing. Lots of flowers around and peaceful.

hiking
5 months ago

The main trail up is wide open flat gravel and it’s quick change in elevation that’ll get your heart pumping. Up top is pretty cool flat open landscape with Denver to the east and foothills west and boulder flatirons north in a pretty cool location for table mountain. Lichen peak is a quick and cool detour off main loop that goes down close to the trailhead side and gets you back easy.

5 months ago

Pretty views and wildflowers. The beginning is the longest stretch of incline. Housing along the beginning of the trail also because it’s right in Golden. You can see Denver in the distance at the top

hiking
8 months ago

Good easy stroll. Parking lot full and many people, dogs and bikes on trails all around. Good view and vistas.

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Very accessible trail head with ample parking, great place for a sunset (or sunrise) once you reach the table top. You could explore for as short or as long as you like once you get up top.

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