South Table Mountain Trail Loop

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South Table Mountain Trail Loop is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.9 miles
1,145 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


bird watching


wild flowers


10 days ago

One of my favorites

2 months ago

Nice easy day hike. Lots of options to extend into a longer outing or shorten into a quick explore. Dogs loves it! Started at 16699 Golden Hills road that has a few parking spots

3 months ago

Hiked it today with our dog starting from the Applewood side. Street parking only so we parked a couple blocks down from the east trailhead. Good rocky incline that's not too difficult then everything flattens out on top of the mesa. Wide open trail up top, nice and easy hike.

4 months ago

Love it

5 months ago

Nice elevation-

6 months ago

Great trail - steep start and finish but easy dirt roads and trails for the middle.

6 months ago

I love this quick little hike and do it often but today there's swarms of what looks like flying ants at the top on the rock! 7/16/18

7 months ago

fantastic views from the top. nice incline to get the blood pumping. wear shoes with plenty of traction.

7 months ago

I love this trail- however yesterday there were a few rattlesnakes on the trail!

7 months ago

Nice hike. The view point over Golden is always fun to show people and makes for great pictures. The trails themselves aren’t overly difficult. During the summer we have seen 2 rattlesnakes but they warned us of their presence well before it would have become a problem. The top is flat making it fun and easy to hike and bike around. Great local trail.

7 months ago

easy access from downtown golden, cool view (especially if you were wondering what the top of the Coors plant looks like), a few choices of up and down to mix it up if you want it steep or mellow. go to trail for quick mellow workout.

8 months ago

I loved this place, the pathways are nice and wide so there’s plenty of room for walkers, runners, and biking. The views are awesome and it’s a good workout. Less foot traffic than Green Mountain which is nearby.

9 months ago

I liked this Hike. Just getting the Summer going and I liked that right at the beginning it challenged my big butt with a steep incline. Nice scenery too.

9 months ago

Great hike but quite muddy and slippery at some points, wear good shoes and you’ll be fine! Breathtaking views at the top.

11 months ago

This trail used to be much more pleasant but it has become over-travelled. The mountainside is being destroyed by people creating their own trails going straight down the fall line at every possible switchback on the hill. It’s eroding quickly, plants are being trampled, and nobody seems to care for it.

11 months ago

It was really great hike. Short and kind of easy

11 months ago

Easy hiking once on top of the Mesa. Definitely go to Golden Summit trail/stairs. Wonderful views from this point!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Unfortunately the trail is washed out post-snow melt. I’m sure lovely when it’s warmer but we couldn’t get very far with ankle deep mud & two pups.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

great for kids

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nice and flat at the top with great views of golden, Denver and coors. Not too many people which was nice, but I did this on. Monday afternoon.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Beautiful hike with moderate incline to the top of the table as expected. Amazing view from the top.
There are so many different lengths of trail you can do, we opted for the short version to the top for a quick morning hike. Doesn’t quite get the mountain feel, but it’s great for a close to home hike.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

If you are starting from the start point shown on this map be prepared to carry your bike up a mountain! Not an easy climb, very difficult, but there are easy tracks on top

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Amazing view !

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nice climb, somewhat overgrown in parts. Amazing views from the mesa!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Awesome view and moderate difficulty. Be ware there is little to no shade so bring lots of sunscreen and water

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I recorded my trail below so you can the way I went. I do the short version of this (1.4 miles round trip). I start from a Neighborhood road and switch-back up until he fork in the trail, I head west to the top, up the wooden stairs to the top of the rock with an awesome view! It's a short hike and pretty easy. It may be difficult for people not used to the altitude or out of shape but for people who hike often it may even be too easy or short! I like it because it's a good quick hike with an awesome view that can get done before work! It'll take about 30-35 mins depending on how in shape you are and long you stay at the top.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

nice and close to home. views are ok, but plenty other trails in golden offer better views.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Good light hiking with great view of Golden.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cool spot for an evening jog.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Great views of Golden !

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