Meadowlark Plymouth Creek Loop Trail

MODERATE 226 reviews
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Meadowlark Plymouth Creek Loop Trail 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
1463 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

rocky

Jefferson County Open Space700 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401-6018. Phone (303) 271-5925; http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/ext/dpt/comm_res/openspac/

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9 days ago

Just did the upper loop today with the dogs. 80 degrees out and super hot. Too hot for the dogs. They loved the tiny bit of water in the creek but that was about the only relief they got albeit some shady spots. Definitely a "before noon" hike. Beautiful and a great trail otherwise! Can't wait to do it again (on a cooler day)!

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10 days ago

Great trail. The Plymouth side for hiking can be a bit hectic when mountain bikers are around. The north trail is great.

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19 days ago

Moderate hike with a nicely kept trail. Lots of runners and dogs on their leash. They have bathroom facilities and also a really nice picnic area.

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21 days ago

Really nice views. Good for an afternoon hike. Watch out for rate snakes though. Stopped to grab some water on the side of the trail and there was a rattler! Didn't notice it until the dogs started sniffing at it. It did rattle and coil up at us. Just keep a watch out!!

23 days ago

Nice trail with easy access, since this trail is not too far away from Denver you do get a lot of foot traffic especially on holidays. However the trails are well maintained and fairly wide in comparison to less frequented trails.

There is a nice running creek (during spring) that usually dries out by the Summer. This trail can be tough when there is snow and ice during winter but not bad at all during the summer.

If you are hiking this trail during icy conditions you will need traction device. Yak-traks don't work so well for me on this trail during icy conditions. I would recommend micro spikes or anything else that works well on steep icy hills and rocky surfaces. It can be done with the cheaper traction devices but its not ideal.

Overall this is a really nice trail, a lot trees, green and views when you get further up the mountain.

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25 days ago

Scenic hike that is relatively close to Denver. It's not too busy during the week but gets quite busy on the weekends.

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25 days ago

Went on a Thursday afternoon, went up Plymouth trail and then turned and came back down Meadowlark trail. My friend and I had our two dogs on leash with us and did it in an hour. Not really busy on the trails at all, came across a few bikers but there is enough room to step out of the way. Good shade on the Plymouth trail and great views for being just outside of town.

29 days ago

Good hike- I happened to go on Memorial Monday and there we're too many people and Trail traffic

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29 days ago

Good trail to hike with a baby, not easy enough for a stroller but easy going with a four month old. Waterfall is small as I saw no pictures of one in all that I looked at on this app. We did the half version and most people could do this! Busy on the weekends as the parking lot fills up! I enjoyed this!!