Shadow Canyon Trail to South Boulder Peak

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Shadow Canyon Trail to South Boulder Peak is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2939 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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Lots of stairstepping and strenuous, and a great view from the peak

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Challenging like the rating says, the ascent was straight up stair stepping until the switch backs. Trail was a bit hard to follow in spots but markers seemed to magically appear when you needed them most. Also, it had been raining all day so the beaten path wasn't as obvious.

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5 months ago

Easy going at the beginning, with a very difficult ascent and descent towards the top. Views were totally worth it. Bring lots of water if you're a slow hiker like me, we ran out at the summit! Started around 9 AM and finished around 5, with a total of about 11 miles.