Tenderfoot Trail

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Tenderfoot Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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walking

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forest

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wildlife

fee

$ 5 parking fee

hiking
5 days ago

Terrific hike if you’re wanting picture perfect views and Something short and easy to do. Lots of trails in this area off of Flagstaff to explore.

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27 days ago

Poorly marked to start. Maybe it was road construction, but no parking fee however you have to walk at least .7 mile from parking lot to get to trailhead. The trail was easy and very nice. Only saw 2 other people on. Despite being nice, not sure I would hike it again due to poor signage and accessibility.

hiking
28 days ago

You can check this trail from starting point to the end with short video on YouTube. “Tenderfoot Trail - Boulder, Colorado #8 ★★★★”.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, somewhat easy and great views! Cappy did a great job!

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this trail! Quick and easy, with stunning views. Would be great for out-of-town guests who want a nice intro to hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fee area ($5), please remember to keep your dogs leashed and pick up after them. This trail was clear, and clean with lots of flowers. I saw a deer in velvet and a black squirrel. At 7am, we hiked in shade.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views, really easy hike. Great for kids & older dogs, on a cooler day.

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3 months ago

Nice and short hike. Great views of far off snow covered montains. Great view of the front range. A good trail for those not looking for much elevation change. Wonderful moments on a skinny trail and great views below. Good for older pups too.

hiking
3 months ago

Short and sweet hike. Easily accessible, well groomed trail. Downhill out, uphill back. One very short steep incline at finish (Divide View trail). Spotted wild turkeys on trail. Appreciated the lovely breeze and clean air. Trail was dry, with a few spots of slippery, dry gravel. Slightly buggy. Mixed sun and shade, semi-treed by pines. Two or so little splinter trails to rock outcroppings for peaceful respite. Good views. Picnic area in shade at parking lot. Well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

A great little hike. Brought my 3 year old niece and mom on this trail, they handled it fine. Also suggest driving up .5 miles up to the flagstaff summit and taking Ute trail down *if someone can drive back down to the start of tenderfoot where Ute ends/begins as it’s all downhill then.*

hiking
3 months ago

Great mild hike with great views. Looped boy scout trail at the end of this trail. Small pathway that opens up at the very end. Kids, dogs, and friends handled the hike well.

hiking
4 months ago

Quiet trail that we usually do out and back, part of trail in the trees and part out open pasture

hiking
5 months ago

Relaxing way hike. Pretty views. Skinny trails to start and a wider dirt road for the second half

hiking
5 months ago

Totally enjoyed this trail. There’s Something about walking on a narrow trail amongst the trees and the views was spectacular. At the time we visited, very few people were on the trail. Felt secluded. There is a $5 parking fee and is dog friendly. At the end of this trail, we took Chapman’s trail to loop ya back to the parking lot. Great hike. Will visit again. Oh one more thing, the drive up there (we went Flagstaff Rd) was fun, windy filled with great views of the mountain as, boulders and the town Boulder.

5 months ago

Great hike to do with kids. Views were amazing. Highly recommend this trail along with Bot Scout Trail and May's Point while you are there.

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snow
5 months ago

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snow
6 months ago

Love this trail! I went to the end, connected to Chapman Drive Trail and came back up that way. Mellow trail. Definitely need spikes.

6 months ago

good trail. great views. not hard. patches of ice, but just walked around it. dogs on leash. also did Rangeview, trail going up. that was great as well. one of our favorite trails in Boulder. we've done Tenderfoot 3x now.

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muddy
snow
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Snowy but totally doable in regular boots. Easy + great views!

hiking
7 months ago

My new favorite trail. Basic to moderate. Great for hiking or shoeing. I hiked it after a snow and it was great. Beautiful views.

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muddy
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7 months ago

8 months ago

trail was snowy so we walked the road up. saw a herd of deer! pretty hike and really easy.

8 months ago

We did this on New Year's Day after fresh snow and the views were absolutely stunning. My favorite Boulder trail that week. Added the Chapman loop to it.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail that offers very nice views of the mountains to the west. You can go out and back or take the trail down to Chapman Drive (dirt road) and take it back up to the Realization Point parking lot where you started.

9 months ago

We hiked with a five and ten year old with light snow on the ground and it was awesome.

hiking
10 months ago

Visiting Boulder from New Jersey, and a few hours after landing my friends and I did this trail. Absolutely stunning scenery. Easy enough considering we are not used to the altitude. We decided to go farther and do the Chapman Dr trail which loops back into the same parking lot that we started for tenderfoot! Nice little hike with beautiful views, I would love to do it again!

hiking
11 months ago

Quiet hike out among the foothills with great views west

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