Shadow Pines Loop Trail

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Shadow Pines Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conifer, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Went last weekend. Easy trail - no drastic uphill climbs. Views and scenery were wonderful. Not too crowded either!

hiking
15 days ago

I actually bumped into this place. Decided to hike here instead of going up further because it was Memorial Day weekend. Enjoyed the beautiful trails, trees and the area! Great place to bring the family and have a bbq. Even tho you have to share the trails with mountain bikers, still a nice hike.

2 months ago

Not a ton of people on the trail even during the middle of the day on a Sunday. Well maintained trail and good for trail running.

trail running
3 months ago

My favorite place to go walking and trail running.

hiking
3 months ago

A simple strait forward walk in the wood.

hiking
3 months ago

Trees and snow make it super pretty. Easy quick hike close to town.

hiking
3 months ago

Very muddy after the snow. But happy for the great weather!!!

3 months ago

easy and relaxed

3 months ago

Nice easy hike, some patches of snow and ice on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike! Have had a hard time finding easy trails that are great for kids/older parents AND interesting for me.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful. Easy hike with kids. Some snow in spots.

6 months ago

Good hike. It was nice walking in the lodge pole pines which helped break the wind. Short but sweet

9 months ago

A nice stroll through well marked and tree covered trails. Great for dogs and kids.

9 months ago

Nice, easy trail with lots of shade. Pretty wildflowers in August. You can hear the road for half of the hike.

walking
9 months ago

Great easy shady hike. Good for dogs and families.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! We went early in the morning and saw hummingbirds and deer.

10 months ago

Nice easy hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy to medium trail with boulders. Trail is mostly through the woods not in wide open fields.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Super fun loop trail with easy access. Great trail for a flatlander from South Dakota. Long gentle inclines through open meadows and pine forest followed by long fun single-track downhill back to the trailhead. There was one section that was a bit too technical for me, but otherwise this was a fantastic trail for the weekend mountain biker.

hiking
10 months ago

A beautiful, easy hike or mtb loop. From parking area on shadow mountain drive, loop took 2 hours at an easy pace. Love the varied terrain including dense forest. A handful of interpretive signs make it a nice hike for any out-of-town guests. At the main parking area off the Flying J Ranch road, there are clean restrooms and some covered picnic sites.

10 months ago

Been here twice with our 2-year old. Great for low key hikers and easy to get to from Denver. Definitely recommend for young kids or family members that maybe aren't in for a strenuous hike.

11 months ago

Easy trail, beautiful scenery.

hiking
11 months ago

Great easy hike. 3.1 miles of rolling terrain through a Conifer forest. The track is smooth dirt with many ruts but few rocks. Makes for a nice shady hike with fresh pine scent. Parking is limited.

hiking
11 months ago

For an easy trail with shade, it's top notch. Go early as there's a small parking lot. Not too many bikers generally, which makes it a much more pleasant hike.

11 months ago

great trail for running,not too rocky and very mild grade

trail running
11 months ago

Great trail for a quick run...sometimes a little crowded.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Great easy trail with lots of shade. I went in the evening and it was nice and cool. Great for running and biking also.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Great little walk, took our baby in a carrier and he loved it!

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mostly dry trail and not terribly busy. Easy hike close to Denver, beautiful day. Saw a Red Tail hawk!

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