Two Brands Trail around Hildebrand Ranch [CLOSED]

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Two Brands Trail around Hildebrand Ranch is a 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 400 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

closed

Note: As of November 2019, Hildebrand and its trails are CLOSED due to muddy conditions. Please check with the park page for more information.

running
no shade
1 month ago

Fun trail run. Weather was mid-fifties, clear and sunny, which made for a comfortable run. Excellent signage/maps, and views all around. This trail does pass through a neighborhood ( for only a 1/4 mile or so), and a friendly couple helped keep me in the right direction. So a big thanks to them!

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

this is a fine trail to run if short on time. No shade but decent for a workout.

running
no shade
3 months ago

Started out walking, decided I wanted to run so I dropped my water bottle and did an out and back ( 28 mins of running)

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

I really liked running this trail. The scenery is beautiful. The trail could have been a little better groomed and it was super narrow but a friend and I ran 5.5 miles. I was really scared to see a snake after reading reviews but we didnt see one!

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Quick easy hike. There isn't much shade and you go through a neighborhood, but there are some nice views of the lake. My party did see a snake so keep your eyes open.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy 5 mile loop. Lots of spring wild flowers in bloom. Everything is lush and green making for beautiful views. Black Bear Trail is closed until July 31. Every one I met on the trail was nice. Bikers called out to pass. No shade except for the shelters in the subdivision. Lots of birds, prairie dogs, and grasshoppers!

hiking
5 months ago

we encountered a rattlesnake along the trail

horseback riding
5 months ago

Nice trail for mid-beginner level rider. Majority of the trail was rolling hills or flat graveled trail around the subdivision. There is a section where the trail is single-track narrow and skirts around the sides of some hills, makes it hard to step off to let cyclists pass. Thankfully all trail users were very nice and courteous. The designated horse trail that goes around the subdivision (not through it, as this particular trail map indicates) was well marked and a nice easy ride with no hazards. The neighbors were SUPER friendly and one even commented that he would love to see more horses using the trail. All in all a great and easy riding trail. Trail was mostly compacted dirt but rocky in some places. Ample parking for several trucks-trailers, as long as the cars respect the signage and park in their own lot. Even with the car lot nearly empty, many cars were parked in the oversize lot (dumb). Did not see water spigot, bring water for horses.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Good condition

hiking
7 months ago

Would be very hot in the summer but a lovely spring/fall hike. Lots of birds + some deer and coyote.

9 months ago

Open space great for a cool day lots of mountain bikers

Sun Nov 04 2018

NEW Black Bear Trail is nice! Go short, Rollin strollin hill hike up to ridge with awesome panorama views of Denver & foothills aka hogbacks. Fall &Winter nice: more sun, less snakes.10/27/18.R&L.3.5hr Go long, frm HildeBrand parking lot, hike foothills to Black Bear Trail to upper Black Bear Tr in Deer Creek Canyon and loop back down or drop to Dear Creek parking lot.

Tue Jul 24 2018

short, goes through subdivision. pretty flat.

hiking
Sun May 27 2018

Probably a good trail for biking, but for hiking it was not great. Most of the trail I had to place my feet directly in front of each other to walk. Views weren't great and it goes through a neighborhood for about half a mile. The trail was nice and quiet though, not very many people hiking even on Memorial Day weekend. Plenty of geocaching on the route too.

mountain biking
Sat Apr 07 2018

This is the trail I’ve been searching for. I’m a beginner biker and this trail should have been my first, not mnt falcon, but I made it. Defiantly give this one a go!

running
Sat Jan 27 2018

Mix feeling about this trail. If you except to do a nice hike, you'll be disappointed since you have to go though residential area. I was going to give 2 stars at first, but changed mind to 3 stars because after 2 miles or so is an open space and you're able to experience a nice and relaxed hiking/trail run. Snow was icey and hard but I run on snow to get some good core workout. Only run into 4 different group of runners and 1 mountain biker for the whole trip.

Sun Dec 17 2017

1/3 of the trail is essentially a residential green belt and a portion closely parallels Wadsworth. The western section along the foothill is decent but not nearly as nice as other trails in the area. I guess this loop makes a nice after work run, but definitely not worth a family hike

hiking
Sat Nov 11 2017

Nice easy Saturday morning hike . . .

running
Sat Oct 21 2017

Pretty solid for a quick sunset trail run after work near Denver.

running
Sun Sep 24 2017

Decent place. Quiet, especially mid-week. Trail stays close to neighborhood in places.

Fri Jun 02 2017

good one.

mountain biking
Sat Apr 15 2017

Fun with my son. Good beginner trail with the family.

Mon Oct 03 2016

fun trail in the sun. Best in the fall and winter

Sun Jun 05 2016

Decent for a quick spin on the bike. Just enough to get the heart going. Enough rocks to keep it interesting. Either finish through the neighborhood or double back to stay on dirt. No cover. Gets really hot. Best in mornings and evenings. Stay on the lookout for rattlesnakes. They like to sun themselves on the paths.

cross country skiing
Sat Jul 11 2015

The trail was empty and well maintained. Not very difficult. No climbing involved but it is kind of long and hot if you are bringing kids.

hiking
Thu Jun 18 2015

Great for all skill levels but not that much of sienry

hiking
Thu Aug 07 2014

Kind of an odd trail. Stumbled upon it when on the way to a different trail. Some spots are scenic, but most is just flat and uninteresting. The trail ends in a housing community which makes things even weirder and at times confusing to navigate.

hiking
Mon Jun 30 2014

DONT BRING YOUR DOG!!! RATTLE SNAKES, NO TREE COVERAGE, COYOTES and prairie dogs. This trail is weird. Smack between a Farm, housing community and reforestation sensitivity area. Its a short high dessert plains single track meant for a quick bicycle ride, not for day hikers. Go to Chatfield State Park, South Valley/Deer Creek Canyon Park which are all just a few minutes away and much better hikes.

hiking
Thu May 08 2014

This was an easy trail, but not real wide. Very beautiful, looks out over a large lake. Downside is, it runs through a housing community at the end of the trail. You have to cross a couple streets and walk on some sidewalks towards the end. It was hard to tell where the trail continued through the community.

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