Mountain Lion Trail

MODERATE 230 reviews

Mountain Lion Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

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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1 day ago

7-22-17 -WD; sling water/ creek s lot, plus a beautiful forgotten meadow. With aspens -- could be a great fall color hike. It has partial shaded trail and wild flowers, as well as nice backcountry camping spots.

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1 day ago

Recommend going clockwise or you'll be descending on a lot of loose rock. Challenging and varied scenery!

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16 days ago

This is an 8.6 mile loop not 6.8. We followed the trail exactly and we finished at almost 9 miles. Wonderful hike.

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20 days ago

beautiful hike. We saw only a handful of people all day, on a Sunday. avoid taking the windy peak route, a lot of work for lack luster views.

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23 days ago

Takes you by river & meadows filled with wild flowers. You feel remote as not s lit of people on trail or views of city. It is marked difficult as there are some sections that have steady incline.

24 days ago

26 days ago

Great hike. A little too much exposure for the dog when we took Burro on the way back.