South Table Mountain Trail Loop

EASY 196 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

11 days 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.

1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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

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3 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.

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3 months ago

It was really great hike. Short and kind of easy

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3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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.

6 months ago

great for kids

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.

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8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

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9 months ago

Amazing view !

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11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

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.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Great views of Golden !

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Great hike to the top with the dog, which was kept on leash per the trail rules. The sunset from this viewpoint is awe-inspiring. Short and sweet hike.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Couldn't quite figure out the loop since there were trails everywhere, but easily made it up and back down again with our two year old on my hubby's back. Beautiful view of Golden from the top!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A good hike. The trail was a little wet from the snow but a fun one for sure. Great views

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pretty view at the top! You can see over all of Golden, some pretty rocky views and all the way to the Denver skyline. It's pretty easy but toward the top gets kinda steep and the rocks were really loose. We did this hike in less than a half hour and went over to the Coors brewery after. Good hike if you're looking for something quick.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Great hike with beautiful views. Went on a Sunday mid-day and while there was a decent amount of traffic on the trail, it didn't feel crowded or take away from the experience!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Getting to the top of the mesa is a great warm-up, once you get to the top, it's very easy-going. Lots of paths to choose from, so even if you see a lot of people on the way up, because it's so spread out, you'll still have a nice, quiet time. No shade at all, so not a favorite for the middle of summer, but great for when it's cooler. Lots of grass and open space, great views of Golden and Denver, very peaceful.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Nice fairly easy trail (beginning is a bit more challenging up hill). Most of the hike is pretty barren. The views from the top of South Table Mountain are beautiful.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

A nice, mellow, trail with plenty of alternate routes with varying difficulty. Some can be a bit challenging. A fun day hike for sure.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Steep climb to get you all warmed up and beautiful sights and smells along the way. Check out the rock climbing and the beautiful gorge on the back side. Nice trail all around.

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

went to the peak of where the old tram went. Maybe 1- 2 miles.. great!

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