Plymouth Mountain Trail

MODERATE 136 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

hiking
1 day ago

Great parking at trail head. Good hike with views.

hiking
3 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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

3 months ago

Loved the views and quietness. Not heavily trafficked

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
5 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.

6 months ago

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

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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!

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Good initial incline, not too busy on a Friday. Only saw a few other hikers. Shaded tree areas once you get high enough so it not blazing hot. Good views but not amazing.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beautiful hike.

hiking
Monday, May 18, 2015

It's worth the climb. I connected this with the slightly smaller and more outcropped Bill Couch mountain for great views of South Denver and the mountains.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

This trail looks like a beautiful hike. Do not follow the map, it will take you into rampart range nowhere close to where it should be.

hiking
Monday, September 03, 2012

The up hill climb made this a great workout and the area was beautiful. We ran into a deer past the meadowlark turn off. We really loved the beauty of being surrounded by the trees. The trail to the Scenic View leads to a great area for bouldering and beautiful views. We took that as a great place to stop for lunch. The cloud cover made this a wonderfully comfortable hike and we even got a bit of rain which, to our kids delight, allowed us to bring out the ponchos for a bit. We took the hike counter-clockwise aroung the mountain and would go that direction again. We ran into a number of mountain bikers on the trail and more hikers on the Plymouth Creek Trail leading to the loop. Great family hike!

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