South Platte River Trail

MODERATE 83 reviews
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South Platte River Trail is a 11.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
11.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Nice walk. I would go early in the morning. Can get hot in the afternoon.

walking
5 days ago

We started at Littleton and walked North towards Denver on a Saturday morning. While there is gravel next to pavement for the duration of the trail, this is heavily used by road bikers. Don’t expect great nature or scenic views but instead focus on the ease of walking. We had a stroller with us so no complaints from a family with a small child. These is extremely sparse shad so make sure to bring your hat and sunscreen.

road biking
6 days ago

Great trail for riding, walking, great connectivity to other Regional trails that are good for commuting and touring.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail. Paved and gravel run parallel for most of the way! There are also places to jump off on trails that get you closer to the platte! Pretty flat and easy. To and fro is a nice distance to get in some marathon training too!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike.

3 months ago

beautiful wide paved trail that follows the river (often on both sides). Signage is clear and frequent. It's crowded on weekends. Kiosks with bike tools, bathrooms, and water are frequent as are parks and pull-offs.

road biking
10 months ago

Perfect family friendly hike! Beautiful scenery and miles of paved, well kept trail for biking. I’ve taken my six year old on her bike and on foot and we see something new every time- she plays in the park’s nature center afterwards and has a blast. Also backs up to Breckenridge Brewery so we usually stop in for a round of corn hole, too :)

11 months ago

It's pretty epic not so much the end near beaver creek, it's an Industrial area.
Also you can just walk to the Hudsons Gardens! There is more than just a hike

walking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Close to home and lots to see. Great for a casual stroll.

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Easy, comfortable, peaceful and close to everything.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

Enjoyed nice hike along the South Platte trail. Easy hike. A bit busy with bikes. Paved bike trails and crushed gravel walking/hiking trails. Great views of the mountains and river.

road biking
Monday, November 21, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nice urban walk.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Even with Santa Fe Blvd so close, it feels miles away

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

very well maintained trails, with separate hiking n bike trails. Gets busy on the weekend. Nice view of the mountain n river.

road biking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Have ridden many times from C470 to downtown. Seamless. Occasionally ice builds up on north side of bridges. (Shadow cast by bridge prevents melting.) Birdwatchers don't care for cyclists. Runners appreciate a heads-up from cyclists before passing.

road biking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A paved trail running along the river. Plenty of room for passing walkers and other bikers.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Great for bikes and a number of walking trails along the river.

walking
Friday, July 08, 2016

It's a good trail. I went at 6:30 am and there was still a lot of other people. Mostly bikes. I found some dirt trails that stay along the river. I suggest doing the same to avoid bike traffic. I was the only person on the dirt trails so it was very pleasant and quiet.

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Nice long hike by the South Pratte river. Rapids, rivers, nature. Heavily populated by the communities surrounding it, so on a nice day expect a million bikers and dogs.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Great trail system that that entire family can enjoy. Flat paved trails running along the South Platte and surrounding lakes is a great place to visit right near the heart of Denver.

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