Meadowlark Plymouth Creek Short Loop

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Meadowlark Plymouth Creek Short Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Vault toilets near the beginning of the trail.

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2 months ago

Started up the Plymouth trail and then took Meadowlark trail down. Plymouth was rocky and steeper than I had expected. Meadowlark was on the side of the mountain and you saw more of the city views. There are some shaded areas and definitely lots of people-I went around 9:30 am. Overall good hike though.

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2 months ago

The trail itself is very nicely maintained and pretty. However if you like quiet as I do this trail will disappoint. The great views of the valley below is dotted with pressboard McMansions, and we could never escape either highway noise, the sound of lawn service equipment, or even a PA system blasting from a Mexican wedding downslope (complete with live band and singer). We did like the shade from the scrub oaks, and we did see one rattlesnake, which was exciting. If you do hike in this area, consider hiking further up the canyon to get away from the noise. It's a great loop if you like to run... did see some mtn runners.

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5 months ago

This is a very pretty short loop with extension options. Our group preferred the Meadowlark portion of this hike, as it ascends out of the gully and offers the best views from its open slopes. Ample parking at the trailhead, though the official park map posted there seems to underestimate mileage.

8 months ago

Good! Should have worn cleats.

9 months ago