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.
dogs on leash
At the trail head parking lot, there is an outhouse and trash bins. You'll need a day pass for the park.
3 stars if I could it would be 3.5! The trail has a lot of very loose gravel and rocks at times and even though the main trails are clearly marked the small side trails are not, which can lead to confusion in finding your way. Overall pretty pleased, a lot of great views and not to much traffic!
Two many people not following the leash your dog rules, which is a huge drag!!
Trail had some ice still in spots but not enough to create any problems, A very good hike, would agree with the moderate rating!
I had two friends visiting and they wanted to go on a hike that had views! This exceeded that- so worth going to windy peak! There was some ice in areas (caused us just a few minor falls) but ways to get around it and worth it!
Love this trail. Usually not very crowded. Make the extra extra mile hike up to Windy Peak. Hiked in February. Bring extra traction.
So glad we went with the awesome Colorado trail guides because we wouldn't have gone as far as we did without them. A gorgeous First Day hike to start 2017! We will be back this summer!
Great loop with a few spectacular views. The historic cabin on the lake is a nice pit stop.