Little Thompson Overlook Trail

EASY 57 reviews

Little Thompson Overlook Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

6 days ago

Nice short evening hike with the dog. We saw a few deer so I very much recommend not letting your dog off leash.

1 month ago

Ok short hike on the front range. However, I was forever having to drag my dogs away from piles that other owners have left- not pleasant!

1 month ago

Nice hike with just a little short uphill that’s a little rocky but easy. Lots of people and dogs. Parking lot has restroom, trash & recycling, & picnic tables. Be warned that parking lot is small and even though it may seem reasonable to park in the area signed for trailers as several people were doing, DO NOT do it! I got a $35 parking ticket :(

hiking
2 months ago

Every now and then we pick this trail as an alternative to Eagle Wind (on the other side of the road) though generally Eagle Wind is nicer imo. There's a daredevil pilot who hangs out here a lot so you might get to see some of his acrobatics, which is kinda fun.
As is true in this whole area, there are a lot of rattlers here so keep your ears open and your dog close.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail, narrow in some parts. Very dog friendly which was awesome. Good casual hike.

hiking
4 months ago

I am not sure why I chose this trail on the VERY windy day, Although this is shorter than the other trail, the footing is much harder with many many many rocks. Did not have much view as the clouds rolled in.

5 months ago

Not as easy as you'd think from easy rating, but definitely worth the effort

5 months ago

Decent, easy hike. Not a lot shade, but a few benches to rest along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty and easy trail. No water or much shade though so pack extra if you bring the dogs!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail. Saw a bear at the overlook, tons of deer, and a rattlesnake. Incredible sunset! A very special place!

hiking
8 months ago

Great short and pleasant hike

hiking
8 months ago

Pleasant hike, not a lot of shade, very easy but relaxing!! Nice view when you get to the Overlook! Great for kids

8 months ago

Started to get cloudy so we turned around.. good trail though

hiking
9 months ago

Took my two kids (4&8) it was a good beginning how to see how they would do on longer more challenging hikes later. Gradual rise and fall in elevation, nothing extreme. Lots rock in about half the path. Definitely worth it to go past the trail end and see the overlook.
No cover entire trail.

10 months ago

Nice views, not a lot of traffic. Nice and quiet.

trail running
10 months ago

great for trail running, good place for dogs. great Views!

10 months ago

Awesome

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

A snow and ice storm had just past and the area was mostly empty. Plenty of wildlife around. A very easy hike even in the conditions. I averaged over 3mph. Nice area so close to the metro.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Great day out with the family..

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Nice walk. Be prepared for no shade. Early morning is best. Lots of rocks on trail so have good shoes.

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