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
39 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


paddle sports

road biking


trail running




wild flowers



2 months ago

Very nice and well maintained trail. BUT....the directions by Google Maps do NOT take you any where near the trailhead. I access off the park at Lakeview Circle and Lakeshore Drive

3 months ago

Beautiful views, easy walk.

3 months ago

Best trail in town.

3 months ago

Easy walk, mostly clear of snow, beautiful views

4 months ago

As city trails go, this is a really good one. Excellent views of Longs Peak, the Indian Peaks, etc. Great birds: blue heron, pelicans, coots, merganzers and a year-round nesting pair of bald eagles. It's a vibrant city park with lots of people having fun fishsing, supping, kayacking, slacklining, hammocking, biking. There's even a short spur up to an old farmstetad museum where you can hang out with goats, ponies, cows and chickens. If you live in the area, make a point of visiting this park .

5 months ago

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

7 months ago

Nice flat neighborhood lake

8 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
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 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.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

beautiful views and a nice easy walk

11 months ago

Easy walking/biking trail around a lake.

11 months ago

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Nice spot to run or walk in Longmont

Thursday, March 16, 2017

I nice easy walk with great views

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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!!

Monday, July 04, 2016

It's pretty enough, but it's also very crowded and right in the middle of town. So a good spot for a morning run or getting out of the house for an hour, not so much for escaping the hustle and bustle of life or getting into nature

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Easy hike for the kids

Monday, March 14, 2016

I live nearby and it is a nice walk all the way around! Friendly people and great views! I love to run around the lake and doggies love it.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Nice walk to stretch your legs if you live nearby, unless you are looking for a free place to paddle, not worth a drive. Dogs MUST be kept on a leash, animal control is frequently in the area and does give tickets.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Easy walk, beautiful scenery, gets boring after a little bit.

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