Round Mountain Nature and Summit Trails

MODERATE 96 reviews

Round Mountain Nature and Summit Trails is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Cove, 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
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3277 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

Directions from Loveland: Approximately 12 miles west on Highway 34 and just 3 miles up the Big Thompson Canyon you will see the trailhead on the south side of the road. Look for the Loveland Mountain Park Area and the trailhead.

18 days ago

This is my favorite hike! Definitely family friendly.

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19 days ago

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20 days ago

Both the "Summit Trail" and the "Nature Trail" are maintained by the members of the Loveland Mountain Club. Two things that are helpful to know about the"Summit Trail" trail: (1). It's a dry trail, there aren't any sources of water available, (2) If you want a nice summit view follow the little use trail from the summit cairn about twenty - thirty yards to the west for an excellent view of the Mummy Range peaks.

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1 month ago

Great hike, definitely moderate. Rocky in parts and trees in others. Lots of flowers and butterflies about half way up. At the top it isn't easy to get a full view due to trees but it was definitely a beautiful hike with excellent views on the journey up!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Love this trail!! Went out solo last summer and did the nature trail which is a nice short trip to get your feet wet with. Then, was finally able to go back and try the summit trail after they opened the canyon back up this spring. We loved it! Didn't quite make it to the summit because it got too hot, but we'll definitely be going back to complete it!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beware, there are a ton of cacti along the trail, and this is an intense one! Great to hear the river from the distance and cool views!

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3 months ago

Great hike, with a fun climb. Good tree coverage most of the time. Cheers.

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3 months ago

LOVED THUS SUMMIT TRAIL.
I HAVEN'T BEEN ON THIS TRAIL FOR A LONG TIME. BUT IT WAS ALL UPHILL. BUT MY FRIEND AND I REALLY ENJOYED THIS HIKE. FIRST TIME FOR BOTH OF US. THERE IS A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. WE TOKE A LOT OF LITTLE BREAKS AND PHOTOS. BUT WE DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE SUMMIT. BUT WE MADE IT TO THE BIRDBATH ROCK. WE WILL HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN.