North Table Mountain and Rim Rock Loop

MODERATE 367 reviews

North Table Mountain and Rim Rock Loop is a 8.3 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no shade

Relatively new trail system near Golden. A good trail if you want something short and relatively easy.

hiking
10 days ago

It’s neat once you get to the top. There are a ton of trails you can catch. Lots of mountain bikers, but it’s a wider trail and there’s room for all. There was some mud yesterday, but no ice or snow.

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing hike great views, but a lot of bicycles in the week, bring sunblock and a lot of water.

15 days ago

this is a good hike. not too busy and friendly people. hike on!!!

18 days ago

Pretty muddy today. But great hike, beautiful views, and good work out.

hiking
20 days ago

Went off trail without knowing it and ended up at a dead end- had to turn around and backtrack. Good trail overall, inclined and rocky.

21 days ago

Had a little trouble finding the trail. Once we did it was a great hike.

hiking
23 days ago

Difficult but awesome! Be aware of the many bikers on the trail if you are planning on hiking or running the trail. The views were gorgeous and I would definitely do it again!

1 month ago

Was fun , great for a quick weekend hike ! Was pretty active a lot of bike riders but they were courteous and path was shared .
Great views found a little hidden water fall that was frozen ! Kids loved it would go back again .

1 month ago

Pretty boring at this time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

Very moderate incline and declines over the long trail. Quite populated but not overbearing. Beautiful scenery and overall great weekend hike!

hiking
1 month ago

2/27/18
Nice hike close to home. There are foxes/ coyote in the area so please, please keep your dogs on leash. Saw poor Suzie getting cornered by a pack of 4, i was too far to see what exactly they were. Thankfully the owner retrieved the dog with no major issue but it could very well have gone another way.
I spoke with a jeffco ranger who said a female mountain has been known to frequent the area so please keep your furry friends close and also, pack out their poo.

hiking
1 month ago

The views were great and there weren’t too many ppl since I went on a Wednesday but the storms last week made parts of the trail incredibly muddy/slippery... would definitely go again though when the trail is in better shape! Bring sunscreen though since the trail is rarely shaded and know that the Rim Trail portion is closed beginning of February through July (pretty sure those were the dates).

hiking
1 month ago

We completed a 3.8 mile loop from North Table Loop to Mesa Top Trail to Cottonwood Canyon Trail. There was a lot of snow on the top of the mesa, but it was a fantastic hike, with some neat views. The mesa's totally exposed (no shade), so it actually makes for a really good winter hike-- I'm sure the sun beating down could be brutal in the middle of the summer.

2 months ago

Fun trail! Easy to follow, nice for bikers, has a few shady spots with good views. Parking’s available at trailhead. I went feb 9 and the Rim Rock trail along with the east portion of the Mesa Top trail (black diamond part) were closed.

hiking
2 months ago

A bit muddy because of the recent snow, but fairly easy over all.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail to get your outdoor exercise done! Trail was mostly clear of ice and where the snow was it wasn’t bad going thru. I was never close to falling, that’s how I judge the trails in the winter.

walking
3 months ago

Not really a hike but a really awesome afternoon walk. There are a lot of mountain bikers and trail runners. Cool views!

3 months ago

Not great views or hiking. I’d recommend a different trail, looked fun for biking though!

hiking
3 months ago

We hit this just right on a Tuesday morning. Left from the trailhead just before 9am. We didn't see anyone at all for the first 2 hours. No bikes either! Also no rattlesnakes. Be sure to take the short excursion to Lichen Peak for cool views. Trailhead has lots of parking + bathrooms. Print out a map to take with you so that you know what all your trail options are; it's fun adding on extra little side trails if it's nice weather.

hiking
3 months ago

Busy trail but nice views of downtown and surrounding areas.

hiking
3 months ago

This one was rough for me in the beginning. It was very steep, but once you get to the top it’s smooth sailing. I am overweight, so that is why it was more difficult.

hiking
4 months ago

Good for if you want some fresh air but don't want to drive far from Denver. Took my dog there to stretch his legs after work and I'll definitely be back. Don't be fooled, this a city hike, but you get some decent views and a good workout.

4 months ago

Did this yesterday. Seems like a better biking or running trail rather than hiking. Mostly flat, not very interesting, not great views.

4 months ago

Laxed biking spot and good slope for hiking

trail running
5 months ago

Nicely worn trail, good elevation gains, city scape scenery, cliff side views:)

5 months ago

Many, many snakes during the warmer months!

hiking
6 months ago

This isn't my favorite hike. At one point the trail ran along an industrial warehouse...not what I'm looking for when I'm hiking. But the real downfall was having to yield to all the mountain bikers. None of them called out their approach so I was often left to scramble out of the way. Mountain bikers have clearly taken over so maybe it's best to just give them this one.

6 months ago

trail is good for hiking, trail running, or biking. tends to get crowded. almost no shade, so wear plenty of sunscreen.

trail running
7 months ago

Among the toughest runs I've ever completed along the North Table Loop, but the difficulty was worth the payoff of some incredible views. Can't wait to go back to Colorado and run it again!

8 months ago

The rock climbing was fun but we were in the mood for the woods.

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