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Little Thompson Overlook Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Longmont, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 433 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

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Note: Rabbit Mountain Open Space is closed to the public Monday-Wednesday between Sept 9 - Jan 31 due to elk management efforts. However, the park will be open Nov 25-27, Dec 23-25, and Jan 20.

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Reviews (229)
Photos (165)
Recordings (191)
Completed (465)
Alexis Mountain
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Hiking

It was a great trail if you want something easy. Some scramble at the top. If you bring a dog I would suggest coming in the morning or on a cool day. Also, bring lots of water for them.

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Jim Vallort
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Hiking

Great little hike. Saw a deer on the way up

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Marina McCampbell
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Hiking

Gorgeous views for a short and easy hike! Really pleasant in the evening with lots of wildlife and birds. The overlook is beautiful and it’s a really enjoyable hike with clear trails, benches, and lots of wildlife and wildflowers.

Gayle Molnar
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HikingRocky

The open space was well maintained and there was plenty of parking. We showed up at 8 AM on a Saturday so that we could avoid the heat! The trail is definitely rocky towards the top, so plan on a bit of extra time if you are a little unbalanced. Overall it was very pleasant and we plan on going back.

Santana Saenz
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Rocky

short hike with a beautiful ending as a view. trail is rocky, has views along the way alittle steep not to bad just take it with ease. There's a bench at the end to enjoy the view..

Tiffany Louise
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Hiking

It’s a cute, easy hike for sunset. Be careful with the rocks, might not be suitable for someone who is a lil unstable on their feet. The overlook itself is gorgeous, but there another one about a mile in as well.

Rachel Hamilton
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Hiking

Rattlesnake spotted sun bathing on the path just past the bench after 4PM yesterday. Wear protective clothing and be on the lookout!

Eric Butler
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Hiking

Parking lot full by 8:20 am on a Sunday

Michel P.
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HikingRocky
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Jordan Scott
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice hike— the trail was heavily trafficked with both hikers and bikers. The trail is rocky and an assortment of wildflowers bloom alongside it. Nice views from the end of the trail looking down over the Little Thompson.

Stuart Hughes
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HikingNo shade

Great little trail! Often a little busy. Their are some rocks just off the end of the trail for the adventurous ones to scramble around

Francis Karl
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Hiking

Not the most spectacular view at the end of the trail, but it wasn't too difficult to get there. I didn't have a problem parking because I went on a weekday but there were quite a few other hikers. Trails are well maintained!

Sydney Buss
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Great trails at Rabbit Mountain! Dog friendly and they are short enough to take dogs and kids. If you are looking for something challenging this isn’t really the hike for you. I would consider all of these easy for the avid hiker. Nice trails!

John Hardin
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Lorie & Sean Y.
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Frank Fernandez
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Juli Wald
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Hiking

Heavily used on a Sunday. We encountered many dogs, a couple horses, a couple llamas, and lots of hikers and runners. Well maintained. Restrooms at trailhead.

Ariella Wells
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HikingIcyNo shadeRocky

01/10 friday arrived at 920 am. several cars in parking lot but still at least half the lot open. no dog poop bags on this trail so if you have dogs please remember to bring some! so many folks just leaving it on the side of the trail :( it was a beautiful day for a hike. a little chilly but with snow pants and a long shirt and hat that was enough. this trail had a few icy patches. just go slow. it's not a bunch. no spikes needed at this point.

Zach Bruchwalski
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Kyle Helgemoe
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