Swan Johnson Trail to Sawmill Trail to Shoreline Trail Loop

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Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Swan Johnson Trail to Sawmill Trail to Shoreline Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


Great hike! Beautiful views! Started lightning so didn't make it to the top but we will be back!

It was a great trail and appropriately labeled as “moderate”. Took me just over two hours with great views all throughout. Just be sure to bring water and be prepared for occasionally steep inclines.

no shade
2 months ago

3/29/20 Solid trail for a quick, fairly easy hike. There were a few places with a little mud but nothing crazy. A few blind curves made it a little tricky to maneuver off trail for runners or bikers (I hiked it with my dog and will always yeild to others to avoid confrontation). I started along Shoreline (opposite of the map flow in All Trails). It was exposed for the first 1.8 miles and the last 1.5 miles. Be prepared with sunscreen, a hat/glasses, and water.

Good condition. Some snow, ice, and mud. No special requirements.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail!

Good 2 miles in direct sun- glasses & hat needed. Clean trail. Tall grasses at some points. Few steep inclines, nothing too crazy. Lots of wildflowers, butterflies.

Sat May 04 2019

Half of the trail is shaded. The first and last miles are on open space. Definitely bring sunscreen and lots of water.

Thu Jul 19 2018

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