Mountain Lion Trail

moderate 711 reviews

Mountain Lion Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,584 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

At the trail head parking lot, there is an outhouse and trash bins. You'll need a day pass for the park.

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9 days ago

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22 days ago

Great trail. Not too trafficked and lots of changes in scenery. Would definitely do again. Spikes help for sure.

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22 days ago

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22 days ago

Beautiful trail! Micro spikes needed for some of the icy parts, but hiking boots would suffice. We didn’t see that many people, no wildlife either. Would definitely do again. First part was in the sun and then a big chunk is in the woods so it was a bit colder.

28 days ago

Did this hike 1/26. Beautiful day and trail. Definitely recommend spikes. Well traveled trail so don't need snow shoes but very icy.

great trail, spikes area a must

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30 days ago

We never get tired of this trail. We event saw a moose today. Very snowy and ice right now. Extra traction is highly recommended. Make the trek to Windy Peak. The views are awesome.

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1 month ago

Nice trail with half exposed to sun and dry and half shaded in woods and icy/snowy. Definitely bring spikes! Pretty easy/moderate. Didn’t do the Windy Peak add-on but wish we had!

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1 month ago

Great trail and don't miss out on the side trip to go up Windy Peak. It only adds about 3/4 of a mile more. Take some traction for the slippery spots.

recorded Mountain Lion Trail

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1 month ago

Awesome! Highly recommend this hike. Bring spikes. Tag on Windy Peak for more.

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2 months ago

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