Timber Trail

EASY 19 reviews
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Timber Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1794 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This 4.2 mile trail ascends from the group picnic area to the ridge behind Arthurs Rock. The trail climbs through meadows and mountain shrub, changing to pine and fir in the upper elevations, where the parks six primitive back-country sites can be found. This trail has some steep switchbacks and rocky scrambles to cross in getting to the top of the Well Gulch drainage

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The best trail in the park, the views are amazing!

2 months ago

Very nice and not crowded at all today.

hiking
2 months ago

Slick in some of the steeper areas and far too heavily traveled considering a lot of it is a one-track. The views are amazing, though.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The views of the reservoir are wonderful. pretty open trail and as long as you're keeping a steady pace, it's not that exhausting.

4 months ago

This is a generally quiet trail, mostly used by mountain bikers. It's easy to access and has great views of Horsetooth Reservoir.

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hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Lory State Park is lovely, the reason I'm giving this particular trail 3 stars is because the first two miles are very exposed in fields of desert-like grasses. If you do this on a hot day be prepared... Once you get into the trees this is a great little trail. I looped it with kimmons and Howard on the way back and it took me a little over 3 hours (taking my time).

walking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Very rocky. Was hard to find a waterfall.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Date: 23 April 2016
Price: $7.00 Park Day Pass
Traffic: Moderate to Heavy, Hikers and Bikers
Conditions: Started clear and sunny with dry trail, ended with overcast and scattered sprinkles.

Pros:
It is what I would refer to as a nice leisurely stroll. The scenery is beautiful and there are scattered spots to relax and soak in the gorgeous Colorado scenery.

Cons:
It is busy with bikers and other hikers. That is expected, however the trail at most points can only accommodate I person wide.

Overall, go out, have fun, and enjoy the scenery.

Climb, Adapt, & Overcome,
Savage

hiking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

trail running
Monday, November 24, 2014

hiking
Sunday, November 09, 2014

hiking
Monday, October 27, 2014

This is a fun trail, lots of changing scenery along the way. You start of with a steady, winding climb for about the first half hour. You will level out before a downward accent to a small bride about 2.5 miles in. You then hit the most challenging part of the hike, a series of about 12 switchbacks gaining elevation on each. After this it's a short hike to the road that takes you to Arthur's Rock. Great views of the reservoir along the first part of the trail. Occasional bikers to deal with, but not bad.