North Shield Pond Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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rocky
7 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of space to sit down in shade and admire the river.

hiking
12 days ago

Great for a leisurely walk with a view or a short trail run!

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private property
1 month ago

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snow
4 months ago

icy
muddy
4 months ago

A little ice and mud but nothing too crazy for January. if you take your dog be prepared for muddy dirty paws.

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muddy
4 months ago

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snow
6 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

lots of horse poop in this trail !

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bugs
Sat Apr 06 2019

Mosquito swarms already out in full force!

hiking
Thu Feb 07 2019

Lots of snow on the ground. Started when it was 9F . Song sparrow, a kestrel, r t hawk, n harrier, d e junco, a goldfinch, h finch and b c chickadee, killdeer, n flicker

hiking
Mon Jan 07 2019

I come here all the time for a quick walk that feels far out of the city. It’s not the most beautiful walk I do with my dog, but it’s still good exercise for us both. Even in the chilly winter time, it’s a nice way to get out and enjoy the nature around Fort Collins

bird watching
Tue Aug 01 2017

Great for a quick jaunt and for wildlife. You get the usual woodlands birds plus a few water birds.

Tue Jun 13 2017

Easy near town walk. Some great bank-side river views. Large fish in places that were feeding on top. Parts more like a dirt road than a trail. Ok for a quick run or short conversation.

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