Mayhem Gulch Juniper Loop Trail

MODERATE 125 reviews
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Mayhem Gulch Juniper Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a mixed-use trail, part of Jefferson County Open Space. Pay attention to the maps and signs for what is allowed on which days. There is plenty of parking at the trail head, and rest rooms, along with access to Clear Creek. You can only HIKE on the ODD numbered weekend days. EVEN numbered weekend days are reserved specifically for BIKING. You can receive a $50 fine for biking/hiking on the wrong days.

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Decent trail and if used on a weekday you will be sharing with mountain bikes. Some areas are narrow and can create an uncomfortable situation as there is very little room to let a bike pass.

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12 days ago

Great morning hike with great views

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27 days ago

Does anyone know where the waterfall actually is?

1 month ago

Probably good for mountain biking and trail running, but not for hiking. Just a dirt trail with a lot of small rocks and almost entirely in the sun. Boring.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Good moderate hike and easy to access. We completed it in just under 2 hours, but want to go back and do more of Centennial cone.

I got dizzy from all the winding. whoever designed this trail is real artistic. idk if its "allowed" but keep an eye out for the tiny off-trail trails (if that makes any sense) they're pretty cool. found some petrified wood and really sparkly stuff

1 month ago

1 month ago

This is an okay fitness hike if you live in the area. There's nothing special to see (not sure why it's tagged waterfall), and the first and last 1.5 mi you get a lot of highway noise.

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1 month ago

Pretty straightforward trail. Beautiful views. Nice, consistent incline/decline. We went early in the morning and maybe saw 5 other people the whole time even though it was a sunday morning. Overall, great hike. If you're going on the weekend, keep in mind the restrictions-hikers have odd numbered days, bikers have even

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