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



trail running
14 days ago

Nice views, wildlife and birds, mostly level with lots of people. I live close by so this is my morning run.

23 days ago

This is definitely easy. But you can get some good steps in since the trail circles a pretty big lake. Great view of the mountains. We also saw a lot of prairie dogs and the lake is very nice.

1 month ago

Easy flat beautiful, lots of wildlife and an abundance of views.

1 month ago

super easy trail for running, walking, and biking. Not too scenic but a great trail for a quick 3.5 mile run.

trail running
1 month ago

nice loop, pretty with mountains in background. Too much cement on the east side. good in town run.

1 month ago

Easy ‘walk in the park.’ About a third of the trail is paved, the rest is very well maintained dirt/sand pathway. Great Rocky Mountain and foothill views that stretch from Fort Collins to Golden. Compliments to the city of Longmont for creating this great local open space.

4 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

5 months ago

Beautiful views, easy walk.

5 months ago

Best trail in town.

5 months ago

Easy walk, mostly clear of snow, beautiful views

6 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 .

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Nice flat neighborhood lake

10 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
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 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.

11 months ago

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

Friday, June 02, 2017

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

beautiful views and a nice easy walk

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Easy walking/biking trail around a lake.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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


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