Rooney Valley Trail/Green Mountain Trail Loop

MODERATE 64 reviews

Rooney Valley Trail/Green Mountain Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

http://www.lakewood.org/Community_Resources/Parks,_Forestry_and_Open_Space/William_Frederick_Hayden_Park/Trails.aspx

18 days ago

The view at the top is nice but I'm not sure it's worth having to listen to the highway, consistently moving out of the way for mountain bikers, and being very hot because there is no shade.

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of bikes, but the trail is more than wide enough for bikes and people. Not a peaceful hike if there’s a motocross race going on across the road.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a great hike- BUT- be warned! It doesn’t have a huge vertical but it happens quickly (you are basically climbing straight up the Green Mountain). It was too much for our low-energy dog, who needed to take breaks several times going up (we didn’t mind because we needed them, too!). I went on a weekday when it was 60 degrees, so it was crowded but not terribly so. The bikers were respectful, as were other people hiking with or without dogs. The trail is big enough for everyone to share the space. The views were gorgeous!! Especially on a day with a clear blue sky.

trail running
5 months ago

This trail has been taken over by bikers. Even though the ordinance by Lakewood Regional Parks requires bikers to yield to walkers and hikers, that is not the reality. Parks should change this park’s rules or tell bikers to change or leave.

hiking
5 months ago

I liked this hike more than I was anticipating! Even though it is literally right off 470 it’s great. The first 1.2 miles is moderately steep incline to the top when you go to the left. The rest is smooth sailing downhill. Great view of Lakewood/mountains from the top and 470 actually doesn’t ruin it! Finished the 4 miles in an hour and forty minutes, so great for a quick hike/work or close to home.

hiking
7 months ago

A good trail but I brought the wiener dog with me and it was a bit too much for him this time. Great views of Denver though

8 months ago

Fair trail close to city. Be careful for rattlesnakes.

hiking
9 months ago

North route is steep dirt road without much to see. South route longer but more naturey. Terrific 360 degree views from the top where you can clearly make out downtown, the Flat Iron, Pike's Peak and Red Rocks. Nice wild flowers.

hiking
10 months ago

Green Mountain Trail turns into Rooney Valley Trail

Monday, May 22, 2017

GORGEOUS. But due to the recent snow, the trail was very muddy and there were a few places where you had to walk through snow or a small stream. Regardless, had a great time!

hiking
Friday, April 07, 2017

Just went this evening, definitely not a great day to go (it snowed last night). If you just want to reach the summit, it's only slightly muddy/wet, but that first mile is intense! Also, the trail splits and was a little confusing. Just follow the arrow that points back to the parking lot and you'll be fine.

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