McIntosh Lake

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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.

3.5 miles
29 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



road biking


trail running


cross country skiing



wild flowers



1 month ago

nice for what it is...a local, flat, pretty 3.5 mile walk

2 months ago

Nice flat neighborhood lake

4 months ago

Great walking/running trail. Beautiful scenery, friendly folks, and a wildlife preserve. If you look closely you can see Pelicans, Blue Heroin, and Cranes. A little hidden gem in Longmont. Great trail for kiddos, and family time.

trail running
4 months ago

Nice scenery. Flat, easy run. Moderately busy for a weekday evening.

4 months ago

Pretty views, easy and dog friendly make it a good trail.

5 months ago

First time using this app & first time on this trail. Love them! Mostly & paved, partially ground stones. Beautiful views all around. The unpaved area is part of a preserve. We saw wildflowers, prairie dogs & birds - and those beautiful mountains. Easy flat walk.

5 months ago

Great for walking/running. Not so much a hike as a stroll though.

6 months ago

wonderful scenery, kid friendly-two playgrounds, I can't wait to go again.

6 months ago

Nice relaxing walk. Beautiful views of the mountains and plenty of birds and rabbits along the path

6 months ago

beautiful views and a nice easy walk

6 months ago

Easy walking/biking trail around a lake.

7 months ago

Hot.sunny trail. Beautiful view of the mountains, but the lake isn't so great.

8 months ago

Nice spot to run or walk in Longmont

9 months ago

I nice easy walk with great views

9 months ago

Nice enough walk. I heard a plane fly over and it ruined the whole experience though.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Really great trail for a walk. Not so much of a hike. Great place to walk close to town. Great views and love that is has both lake and mountain views. Perfect for a quick evening walk or nice Saturday morning stroll.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Some great views of the distant Twin Peaks, and was able to observe a blue heron on the lake. The flat loop nature of this appeared to make an appealing choice for runners and casual bikers; do note that this trail primarily runs through neighborhoods and is close to a busy highway, which creates some traffic noise. A nice place to stretch your legs, but not for getting out into quiet outdoor spaces.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Loved this walk kids enjoyed it. Very relaxing!

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Agree that it has lovely views and large birds, Eagles are often there. It's a go- to trail because I am close and don't always want to drive far to hike. Longmont truly needs more trails!!

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