Meadowlark Plymouth Creek and Plymouth Mountain Trail Loop

MODERATE 445 reviews
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Meadowlark Plymouth Creek and Plymouth Mountain Trail Loop is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

rocky

Jefferson County Open Space 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401-6018 (303) 271-5925 http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/ext/dpt/comm_res/openspac/

4 days ago

cougar was sighted at base of grizzly drive after an evening hike. other than that trails are in great shape and the creek is running.

15 days ago

We loved this hike! The different terrain types ranging from the deep forest feel to the open, arid desert parts. It sprinkled briefly on our way back but didn’t ruin the experience. We also took the quick out and back on the scenic view trail to have some lunch and enjoy the views. The hike’s difficulty is accurate.

29 days ago

Good local trail. Cool view of Denver! A little harder than I thought it would be.

trail running
1 month ago

Saw 2 deer, 1 rattle snake and either a bobcat or lynx last night. Be vigilant.

1 month ago

Excellent

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty hike. Not very hard at all. Note for dog owners - there is no stream or waterfall this time of year. Do not plan on any water for the pets on the trail. Bring plenty for them with this heat. Good hike, good views - nice and close to town.

1 month ago

Hiked this trail in the evening, and we had the whole trail to us. Since it’s so close to the city, this one is totally doable at any time in the day. Took my not-so-athletic dog with us and he had no problems hiking the whole thing. Decent amount of shade throughout the trail that protected us from the rains in the evening. Great views of the city once you reach the Plymouth Mountain trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Good long hike, we saw butterflies a lot of meadows and gorgeous views! There were some “where am I” times but when in doubt just walk down hill.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail!!

hiking
1 month ago

Didn’t have a chance to hike it. Mountain lion reported on trail in the middle of the day!

1 month ago

Loved the trail, nice balance of open park and shaded trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with flowers,views and the right amount of challenge. Get there early on weekends. Many trail runners, bikers and hikers.

2 months ago

although hot, beautiful and the views were magnificent!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty moderate but long. I went Friday at around 11:00 AM and there were times where I was the only person on the trail for miles. The mud has dried up so no need to worry about that, and there are plenty of trails that branch off if you want to visit a new area! Over all a great hike! Clear directions, trail is wide in most areas and easy to follow.

2 months ago

muddy today! pretty sloppy in spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike to start our hiking this year

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect hike for beginners! Easily accessible with pretty views!

4 months ago

Busy. Lots of bikes.

hiking
5 months ago

The meadowlark section of the trail is very very narrow, single file type trail with a steep cliff on the other side. Trail is also very rocky and uphill the vast majority of the time. When we went today 3/12, we finally got to the Plymouth section was pure ice, we couldn’t even make it down without slipping and had to go out and back through meadowlark again. It was a great hike though, views were great but would be better when the bushes and trees are blooming rather than barren. Excited to try again when it’s a bit less icy.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Very crowded in the first mile and a half with kids, dogs, runners, walkers, and everyone else. Upper mileage less crowded. Great views.

hiking
5 months ago

The Plymouth creek trail is icy in parts, as it’s in the shadows. Other parts are muddy.. but there’s some great views.

hiking
6 months ago

2.6.18 - this trail route actually depicts Meadowlark to Plymouth Creek to Plymouth MOUNTAIN back to Plymouth Creek. I ended up doing a lollipop loop from Meadowlark to Plymouth Creek to Red Mesa Loop and back. mostly enjoyable, but Plymouth Creek is glare ice and was difficult/unpleasant without traction. also where is the waterfall?? be aware there is a mountain lion advisory for the area currently.

hiking
6 months ago

Trails were mostly snow packed and icy turning to slush as day warmed up. Snow tracks would have been useful. Glad to have hiking poles. Lots of people and dogs galore. It was a great day. LEO our GSD had a lovely hike.

6 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful views of downtown Denver.

hiking
7 months ago

Invest in some snow traxs, slip on traction for ice snow. Trail ice packed snow pretty dangerous for the best traction foot wear . Loved the hike glad did not bust my butt

7 months ago

Nice, easy, well-marked trail for a midday winter hike. Went today (January) and it was very icy and snow packed for long stretches of the trail. We were able to pick through dry spots for some of it but definitely needed traction!

trail running
7 months ago

Beautiful hike! Easy to understand which trails I was heading to.

8 months ago

Nice. Not that crowded for a Sunday. One tiny patch of ice.

hiking
8 months ago

Ice traction recommended fall through spring. Lots of shade. Moderate hiking and biking traffic. Dog friendly.

trail running
9 months ago

Quick “getaway” trail with some good elevation gain!

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