Plymouth Mountain Trail

MODERATE 146 reviews
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Plymouth Mountain Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedalia, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

25 days ago

Great trail with varied terrain and views.

trail running
2 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail - steady climb, moderately technical, everyone we encountered was very courteous, great views

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked Plymouth Creek Trail to Plymouth Mountain Trail. We took the long side of the loop, and there were some great views of Red Rocks and Denver (Please note the views were definitely better here than at the scenic overlook at the very top). There were barely any other hikers on this trail, but plenty of mountain bikers. It was a bit frustrating how they would come flying around the corner out of no where without giving warning. The trail was so narrow it was hard to get out of the way as well. Something else I think is important to mention is that a decent portion of the trail is not shaded - it can get very hot. Plan on wearing sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Overall, I'd recommend this hike if you're looking for something close to Denver.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice trail with a pretty aggressive climb. Ended up walking the bike over some very rocky parts. The loop on top is nice single track with great views and some good shade. Run down was fun although walked the stairs as it was a bit above my skill level. A little busy between hikers and dogs but everyone was very courteous in giving/receiving right of way.

Great hangover hike, like really wow. Ample free parking.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely a bit steep and rocky at points, but plenty of shade after the first mile or so. Narrow at some points with a handful of (in my opinion) brave bikers. View at the top of the Plymouth Mountain trail is worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail all around. Has some tough parts - although admittedly made tougher by the 25 lb baby on my back, but it's beautiful when you get up there! Great for dogs (Meadowlark can get narrow for passing purposes). Lot of fun!! we shall be back!

hiking
5 months ago

Great parking at trail head. Good hike with views.

hiking
5 months ago

This review really goes for all of the trails that start at Deer Creek Canyon. I'll echo someone else who said this is a good late start trail, it's my go-to "hangover hike" ;) There are lots of options if you get going and decide you don't have it today or if you want to add on some extra distance. Today I did Plymouth Creek to Plymouth Mountain to the Homesteader trail and I had lots of shade and solitude on PM and Homesteader. I think I was the only person on Homesteader actually, which is pretty bonkers for a trail this close Denver on a Saturday!

PM and Meadowlark both offer great views of the red rocks range and PM has a stunning view of the city framed with trees. It's also a very moderate trail so it's great for dogs and visitors.

hiking
6 months ago

Make sure to take the time go to the scenic outlook. It is worth the extra hike. The trail is rocky in many places so take your time coming down the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

it's a great trail and I'm really glad I found it because it's so close! A perfect hike if you got a late start in the morning (which we did), or if you wana take an out-of-town person for some physical activity. You can cut it down to 5 miles by going back the short part of the loop, but I wouldn't suggest it bc the long part of the loop has some of the best views of the front range. Definitely suggest it

8 months ago

Loved the views and quietness. Not heavily trafficked

hiking
8 months ago

Great spot for hiking and mt biking. This open space has over 13 miles of trails.

8 months ago

The whole park is closed off right now. Its April 26th today.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike nice and close. Creek was running a bit low, but nice to listen to on the way up. Views were gorgeous and not just of neighborhoods. Gets hot with intermittent shade coverage. Still some muddy spots left on the trail from the snow ❄️

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked today, 2/24. A great, dog-friendly trail close to Denver. Trailhead has maintained facilities with running water. The trail is muddy in spots towards the beginning but the majority of it is covered in hard-packed snow. Traction could be helpful, but is probably not absolutely necessary for most hikers. I hiked half of the trail with micro spikes and half without. My wife completed the entire trail without and only had a few minor slips. The trail is well shaded so, we will definitely return in the spring/summer, but it is very enjoyable now.

11 months ago

Nice trail. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear when the trail is icy.

Friday, December 01, 2017

An okay hike, and can be very pleasant in wild flower season. Not a ton of impressive views but it is accessible and enjoyable. There are better hikes in the area for me, like any in Roxborough or Spruce Mountain a little further south.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Great mountain and city views. Partial shared trails with mountain bikers but everyone was very courteous with call outs. Recommend

hiking
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Starting to get pretty icy, bring traction. This trail is still pretty crowded despite the gradually cooling weather, but the trail itself is very pretty and well maintained with good views of Denver from the peak.

trail running
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Parts of the trail hold ice (or mud) for a long time, but hey! That’s nature:) awesome trail for being so close to town! Scenic view is nice, FYI it faces town. Happy trails ~

hiking
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Icy in areas, traction devices for fall through spring. Decent elevation change, nice scenery, moderate traffic, dog friendly.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This was a great trail, partially in the shade with periods of steep sections but spaced nicely throughout the trail. Beautiful views back towards Denver and a Chatfield reservoir.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Lots of shade, well kept and not too busy when I went.

Monday, June 19, 2017

nice that it's so close, beautiful view of the city.

trail running
Sunday, June 18, 2017

We took the Plymouth Mountain Trail up and went around the west side of the mountain first, to get the steep part out of the way as quickly as we could. It was quite the workout and was pretty rocky but beautiful. We saw a bull snake, tons of butterflies, birds and a couple lizards. The top had great views of Ken Caryl Valley and Deer Creek Canyon. The upper parts of the trail were mostly shaded while down lower was not. We ran down the front side of the mountain and took the Meadowlark Trail back to the bottom, which made for a fun, more gentle descent.

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Steady incline up. Nice hiking with good trail options. Shade at the top area.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nice views of Ken Caryl and Denver. Gets very hot during the day in areas with little cover. Good for dogs - everyone has their dog on leash! Didn't see a rattler, this time.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This was a good hike that offered beautiful views. Definitely on the lower side of moderate as there was initial incline and then mostly flat. We enjoyed this hike! Loved the scenic views as well!

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

trails get a little confusing, but it was relatively steady. some pretty views!

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