Woods Quarry Loop Trail

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Woods Quarry Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 577 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
icy
muddy
3 days ago

Would be easy in the summer but in the winter you’ll need clamps on your shoes to keep from slipping on the icy trail. Saw a group of 4 deer near the peak of the loop. One had a tracking collar.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 months ago

Super petit tour ! En pleine nature à deux pas de la ville. Nous avons même croisé une maman ours et son bébé !!

hiking
3 months ago

Looked cool but trail was too muddy to walk on. Did some other hikes the same day that weren’t muddy, so I’m guessing this doesn’t get a lot of sun (in November). Will try again in the summer.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Fun hike with Mollie! Took some extra turn really beautiful. Could have reversed to get more flatirons view.

hiking
6 months ago

I really liked this. It is a good moderate hike that has some elevation gain but not too much, particularly for inexperienced hikers. There’s a fair amount of shade that is a nice relief ok a hot day. The stone quarry built into furniture at the top is fun. You do have to pay attention to the map as there are multiple trails.

hiking
7 months ago

fondue hike

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, shady hike with a small stone quarry at the top. We took a slightly different route, starting on the Bluebell Hiking Trail and taking Mesa Trail to Enchanted Mesa (skipping Kohler Mesa). We missed the spur so we followed Enchanted Mesa down around the covered reservoir to the east.

hiking
muddy
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very shady, nice for a hot day. We went early so it wasn’t crowded. Couple nice views of the flatirons and Boulder

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

10 months ago

Trail was in great shape. Hell of an upward climb to start. Beautiful views with great stone couch at the top.

hiking
muddy
10 months ago

Super great hike for beginners! Big uphill and then gentle sloping downhill. AMAZING VIEWS. easy to get lost with lots of twists and trail offshoots. We had to be glued to the map. But seriously going to do this one again!

hiking
snow
Sun Feb 17 2019

The trail system out here is pretty robust. Definitely pay attention to the map. Spikes would be helpful and a handful of places today. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
muddy
snow
Sat Jan 26 2019

Completed today(1/26/19) 2 days after the snow storm but it was not bad at all. Used spikes but didn't really need them as the snow was still fresh. Views were ok. Lots of unleashed dogs but the sign says no dogs. I think this trail is better in the winter than summer, as the view would be bit boring. Have fun!

Sun Jan 06 2019

started from NCAR to get to the quarry, for a bigger guy like me it can be a bit of a climb but its well worth the view at the top!

Sat Nov 17 2018

This was a perfect short morning hike. I went on fresh snow with out crampons and it was a tiny bit slippery but definitely doable in my hiking boots. Beautiful overlook just at the end of woods Quarry- especially with the snow! Definitely recommend

hiking
Thu Nov 01 2018

A great jaunt from Chautauqua if you don't have very much time and still want to get an awe inspiring hike in. You won't really get a view, but certainly worth the hike

hiking
Sat Oct 27 2018

A little steep going downhill but the stone chairs are fun and the view of boulder is very pretty! I’d recommend using the app’s “record” feature because there are a lot of trails that break off along the way.

hiking
Fri Oct 26 2018

This is a nice hike to take sea level visitors if you question their ability to hike Royal Arch or the 1st and 2nd Flatirons hikes. While the summit isn't as impressive as the other two, the views of Boulder are impressive and the stone couch and chairs are fun.

hiking
Sat Aug 25 2018

Really cool hike with nice views. If you are trying to do this exact route, check All-Trails often because there are a lot of trails and it’s a little confusing.

hiking
Sat Jun 30 2018

Great views

Mon Jun 11 2018

Took our 8 and 4 year old boys on this hike. It was shady enough to give us cover on a 95 degree day.

hiking
Sat Jun 02 2018

My husband and I haven’t hiked in over five years and we’ve since had two kids and little exercise. This hike was perfect - not hard, but a decent uphill climb and great views.

Wed Jan 03 2018

Beautiful, relatively easy hike. The view at the top was great and the stone chairs make it a fun, unique destination.

Sat Sep 02 2017

It's was an awesome hike, took a 4,5 and two 13 year olds with me and had a blast!!

hiking
Thu Aug 24 2017

Beautiful View! There is a secret viewing spot with stone chairs. If you follow wood quarry up to the top you will find it.

hiking
Tue Aug 22 2017

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