DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2559 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

off road driving

hiking
25 days ago

Just as stated in multiple previous reviews, the trailhead marked here is incorrect (actually a private road). Follow Storm Mountain Drive until you reach a fork with a sign pointing right labelled Forest Road 128; veer right and you should hit the trail gate.
From here youre on a gravel forest road (FDR153). Great views of the Front Range and Plains after a moderately steep climb. The portion labelled Storm Mountain Trail is not well marked and has many fallen trees across the path. Again, this ends in private property...next time I'll just be going out and back on 153, not doing the loop around, to avoid trespassing.
Overall a nice trail close to Loveland/Ft.Collins, especially since 34 is open again.