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McIntosh Lake is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 39 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

snowshoeing

walking

running

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no shade

hiking
no shade
13 days ago

A lot of people on the trail other than that it’s beautiful. It’s a good walk if you have a stroller.

hiking
no shade
18 days ago

Beautiful view of Long's, and partial gravel

walking
bugs
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

View is fine but it’s a very busy trail.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

Beautiful but hot today!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail- this trail was so beautiful. I loved walking by the creek and seeing the incredible views

hiking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Took our dog and our son (in his stroller) and loved it. Our dog loved the prairie dogs and tried to chase, but his leash helped me keep him with me and on the trail. Can’t wait to do this when it warms up

3 months ago

Residential but one of the nicest lake loops on the Front Range. Dead-center views of Meeker and Long's Peak. I like to walk down to the shore, especially on a sunny winter day when the lake is frozen.

hiking
muddy
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with gorgeous views of Longs Peak and the mountains. Saw 3 bald eagles during our hike around the lake.

hiking
icy
muddy
5 months ago

Super easy. Beautiful vistas. There were lots of people out walking, running and a few on bikes. Several dog walkers were also on the trail. Quite enjoyable.

running
8 months ago

Decent quality morning run:) definitely recommend for a leisure stroll

hiking
8 months ago

Good trail to train.

hiking
8 months ago

Fantastic views of the mountains and of course, the lake, with plenty of spots along the trail for your dog to hop in for a swim and cool off as there is only one spot with sufficient shade from the sun!

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Perfect place for a sunset stroll. Amazing views and beautiful lake.

hiking
9 months ago

Flat great views of front range

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

running
no shade
9 months ago

Nice easy walk or run on this flat 3.5-mile loop. A few lake access points which are great for keeping my dog cool. Only a couple shady spots. There is a playground adjacent to the trail on the northeast side of the lake. Nothing to write home about, but convenient, easy trail with decent views.

running
9 months ago

This trail is only about a 3.5 mile loop, but it’s perfect to run a few laps on. I did about 3 laps to total 10 miles of running. It’s flat, and pretty open to the elements so make sure to wear a hat and have sunscreen!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice easy stroll around the lake today with family, the weather was perfect and there were lots of people out and about in the park, fishing, and walking their dogs. Saw lots of baby geese and a baby duck. Trail is well maintained

walking
Mon May 27 2019

Wonderful 3.5 loop to walk with the dogs. Plenty of areas to stop along the way for the dog to jump in the water. Safe area. One of my favorite relaxing places to get some cardio real quick.

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