Plymouth Mountain Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews
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Plymouth Mountain Trail is a 6.3 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
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

26 days ago

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

hiking
26 days 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

trail running
5 months ago

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
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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
9 months ago

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!

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
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