Meadowlark Plymouth Creek Loop Trail

MODERATE 322 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
1197 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/

hiking
1 day 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
2 days 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
13 days 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
22 days 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.

1 month ago

Great hike. Beautiful views of downtown Denver.

hiking
1 month 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

1 month 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
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

Quick “getaway” trail with some good elevation gain!

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect hike for Halloween! Weather was extremely foggy, made it a fun hike. Moderate incline to the top both loops, great ups and downs when you do both loops. There’s a couple of View points that seem like they would have some neighborhood/highway views with the sounds, but it was really cool just completely covered in fog. The trail has minimal snow at this point, icy in areas. Decent shade coverage to go back in summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice easy hike for me and my pup. Pretty views of red rocks and denver. The fall leaves also made this trail beautiful for us!!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice balance of shaded and open to the sun areas. More crowded than I thought it would be on a Wednesday morning, but I still had long stretches of being by myself. I passed a few hikers who said they saw a rattlesnake, so beware! Wonderful views!

6 months ago

Beautiful and well maintained- heavy traffic

hiking
6 months ago

Great loop only problem was we saw 2 rattle snakes on the trail! The first one wasn't happy so we turned around then found another one! It made our hike way longer than it should of been.

hiking
6 months ago

got out early 7:30 had a nice coverage of clouds which helped keep some of the people away. By 11 sun was out in full and so were the people. Had some great views, wild flowers were blooming still and the animals and critters were happily playing around today. Remember to bring water the lower section is direct sun light and rocky.

hiking
7 months ago

Did the first loop only, loved the views. Still some wildflowers to be seen on the trail as a bonus.

hiking
7 months ago

this was the perfect evening hike - not too busy or difficult.

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