Shanahan Ridge Trail

EASY 65 reviews
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Shanahan Ridge Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
839 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

Easy trail takes you up through the open space along Shanahan Ridge. A North and South Fork allows for loops of various length. The trail system intersects with South Mesa Trail and provides access to the Shadow Canyon and Fern Gulch trails to Bear and South Boulder Peaks.

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14 days ago

Beautiful area and gets you right up into those foothills. Will certainly return there. Could feel the rise in elevation as my breathing a bit labored but such beauty! No wildflowers to be seen unfortunately, maybe too late in the season. It was a good hike!

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18 days ago

This trail is rated Easy, but it is moderately steep, so you can get a workout by hiking at a quick pace. There's more greenery and trees than I'm accustomed to seeing on the front range, and there are quite a few shady spots, which is lovely. Sections of trail were still closed in May, but in the summer season, it would be easy to extend the hike beyond 4 miles by taking connecting trails, including other loops.

23 days ago

Great easy hike for a light stroll through the woods. No prominent view point but a few good views through the trees.

28 days ago

my dogs favorite trail in boulder

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1 month ago

i would've rated this higher because the trail and beauty were awesome! BUT, everyone brought their dog or multiple dogs! dogs were on and off their leashes, people left poop bags all along the trail, and its hard to pass someone that has 3 sheep dogs scattered all ov er the trail. or there were groups of people and they ALL brought their dogs! what a bummer.

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