Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat Trail

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Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

views

wildlife

over grown

hiking
28 days ago

Very little shade on a hot summer day. Better opportunities around here.

1 month ago

This was a great little walk with my 8 year and our 2 small dogs. They had a fun little outdoor detective game for my son and gorgeous views. It was a great morning walk.

walking
1 month ago

Great birding spot!

walking
2 months ago

Pretty leisurely walking trail- we happened to be there on national migratory bird day so there were a lot of demonstrations and people pointing out really cool birds!. It is easy for older humans and dogs; loved the marshlands. Dogs here must be on leash and there aren't too many of them. Make sure you go in a little further to park as there is an industrial park near 75th street. It didn't seem the directions sent us to the exact correct spot. Also it seemed you could continue on to other trails

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

birding
4 months ago

A birder's paradise! And a lovely place for a run, a leisurely stroll, or a picnic. The boardwalks in the marshlands are a unique treat. Also a gorgeous place to watch the sunset over the mountains! I'm not sure why anyone would give this place less than 4 stars. It might not be what they're used to (or expect) if they're looking for rugged mountain trails, but it is excellent for what it is! (Also, contrary to a couple older reviewers' comments, the map directions are now correct.)

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I love being out here. It's a walk/hike, not difficult unless you go off piste. But fun to see pelicans etc.

8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Flat, mostly gravel trails that loops around several ponds. You can take various loops so you can make your walk as long or short as you like. I went 4 miles while there. The boardwalks are nice on some of the ponds. A couple trails were overgrown. Would probably take the dogs there in the spring or fall, otherwise wouldn't go back.

Monday, July 04, 2016

walking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, August 03, 2015

Great place for outdoor group gatherings like family reunions or team building. I used to play capture the flag here as a kid! I've attempted to correct the map, as the other user noted, it isn't correct.

hiking
Sunday, April 05, 2015

birding
Monday, March 09, 2015

The location of this place is incorrect on the map here. It's actually north of Valmont right off of 75th street. It's a very easy hike, really I'd call it more of a nature walk. Little to no elevation change, but it's really great for birding. If you look up Walden Ponds on the Boulder County website they actually have a checklist of all the birds that you can see in this area. Great for kids and families.