Switzerland Trail, Gold Hill Site

MODERATE 10 reviews
#72 of 108 trails in

Switzerland Trail, Gold Hill Site is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

hiking
1 month ago

One of the better service road hikes I have done. Easy hike with great views. Road continues well past my turnaround spot if you want more miles. Late April snow made the road a bit muddy, but it was fine with boots on. Long, steady uphill the entire way back, but less than 200ft per mile, so it is still an easy return.

camping
11 months ago

I grew up here. I camped recently and found the pond had been sold and now private and there are no more coyotes. 5 stars because it is my childhood home and a great safe place to camp for the night without being bothered.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This is just a forest service road. It's an easy walk down with a few offshoot trails and nice valley views. It'd be a great mountain bike or dirt bike descent. Instead of going back up the road I cut up the slope which was about 30 minutes shorter. Very little wildlife (in fall) but also very few humans. Occasional Verizon signal.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nice views but no shade. Probably better in early spring or fall.

off road driving
26 days ago

3 months ago

off road driving
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015