Mount Margaret Trail

EASY 29 reviews

Mount Margaret Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

23 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

It's an easy, relaxing hike with tons of trails to explore in the area. I'd definitely recommend it for someone getting into hiking or just wanting an easy day.

hiking
7 days ago

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21 days ago

Excellent, very easy hike with great views among the way and plenty of side trails to wander off of. The end is kind of anti-climactic, as previous reviews have mentioned. But, the walk in and out is so great that it doesn't damper the day at all. Great hike!

hiking
28 days ago

This is a beautiful trail with multiple stands of aspens and a small pond. However, the end is not what you would expect for hiking to the top of the mountain. Instead there's a clearing surrounded by trees, and you really can't see any view at all.

backpacking
29 days ago

Extremely easy and beautiful trail, next time going for moderate!

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hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

The forest service has this trail as being 3.7 miles one way, maybe it's a different route than this, but either way this was a longer but easy hike. It was fun to see cattle roaming around the trail, and we were part of a roundup on the way back out which slowed up down a bit, but we still made it in about 3.5 hours at a fairly leisurely pace. The trail ends at a fairly uneventful spot at the base of the "mountain" - but we climbed some rocks to get up a bit higher on what I'm assuming was Mount Margaret to get a better view of the surrounding area.

I second what someone else said, definitely take a picture of the map on your way in, as this trail does cross with a handful of others. There are at least 2 campsites I saw on the way, they are pretty close to the main trail but with how little traffic there was it might not be so bad! Not wet or marshy at all when we went in August.

backpacking
10 months ago

7/27/16 I was looking for an easy trail to overnight camp and this was recommended to me by a fellow at Sierra Trading Post in Ft Collins. It was perfect for me. Hiked East Dowdy trail and Mt Margaret trail checking out the backcountry campsites. Settled on number 3 and had a wonderful night under the stars. Being mid-week, i saw no one else out there in the 6.5 mi i hiked.
Highly recommend this trail to flat-landers like myself.

mountain biking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Trail was a bit hard to follow at some points; definitely take a picture of the map at the trailhead, otherwise it's hard to know where you're going. Took the Mt. Margaret Trail to the Frog Pond loop and the East loop, which then connects back to the Mt. Margaret trail. The views of the lakes are gorgeous and totally worth the detour!

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

loved the ride and views! great place to go!!

mountain biking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016