South Boulder Peak Trail

HARD 78 reviews
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South Boulder Peak Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 November.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3090 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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wild flowers

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up a wooded canyon to top of a mountain peak, strenuous hike. This hike starts in the plains of the foothills along townee trail. It then connects to shadow canyon trail and enters a cool wooded canyon. At the top of the canyon a short trail takes you to the top of South Boulder Peak. This peak does not have many visitors, as compared to the other nearby peaks.

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1 month ago

The first 2.5 miles of this are really pleasant and easy, but the last 1.5 miles of the trail is very difficult. It's not necessarily the incline (which is very steep), but the quality of the trail is low in that it is mostly rocks, which makes coming down difficult.

The views on this hike are spectacular though, and the hike itself brings you through about 4 different ecosystems, which was really neat. There were some trail runners on this trail to my surprise given the quality of the last section.

1 month ago

beautiful views at the top, definitely worth the hike

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Nice work out and super close to Boulder. Pretty decent incline in the last section

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hiking
1 month ago

Perfect hiking trail. Great mix of simple, wide, gravel-paved trail, and narrow, step-like hiking trail through the trees, boulders, and across streams, and more boulders. SUCH an enjoyable hike!!!
I even did this after it had snowed some, and while there were thick clouds hanging out on top of the mountain; Never did it feel too unsafe to climb, but for a few spots on the decent where there was snow packed down already. The snow made it so beautiful though!!! And the "fog" at the top made it wonderfully secluded, and left me full of awe and wonder!! Thank you Jesus for such a good hike! :D

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2 months ago

Great hike. Toughest one in boulder I've done I'd say, but well worth it once you reach the top. Awesome views along the way as well.

3 months ago

Highly recommended! Less crowded than other Boulder trails. It's worth making the trek up to Bear Peak while you're up at the saddle. Makes for a 9 mile RT and 3200 elevation gain.

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