Explore the most popular forest trails near Bellvue with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Attempted to hike this trail with the dogs. About a mile in gun shots could be heard ricocheting through the canyon. Shots were very close to the trail and spooked the dogs. We had to head back to the vehicle without much of an exploration.

hiking
2 days ago

Road was closed to 4x4 traffic. Tough/steep hike for first 2 miles. Dogs enjoyed the hike and we saw turkeys and a young male moose. Saw a few mountain bike tracks but had the trail to ourselves.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful hike! You hike alone the river most of the time. A lot of water on the trail and a tiny bit of snow, but definitely easy to maneuver. Right before the end of the Big South Trail a waterfall washes out the trail. It’s probably doable to cross but I was alone and figured it was safer to turn back. But seriously beautiful!

hiked this yesterday. Very few other people. It was really nice along the river. A few wild flowers. There was only a tree or two over the trail. easy to get over. best secret trail in pingree park.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice trail. Half open space, half trees. Not too bad of a climb at the rock. Great views of Fort Collins and Horsetooth Reservoir.

hiking
25 days ago

Was a decent hike. A majority of the trail has a tree line on both sides so there aren't to many views. This would definitely be a summer hike. The last three to four miles to the "lake" has around three to five foot of snow on the trail. Most of it is hard packed, but it is beginning to become soft since it's warming up.

hiking
26 days ago

Didn’t run into many people, just a few runners, bikers, and 2 horses/riders. Quiet, great views. Brought my dogs, will definitely be back!

Kind of boring for the first couple miles, but rises up to meet the peaks towards the end with some good views. Barely any snowpack even with this last weeks storms. Greening up with crocus out. Lots of jumping over the stream, my dog was a huge fan. Not too many people either. Beautiful meadows at the top.

Hiked Lower Dadd several times throughout this past winter. Snow was never deep enough to require more than microspikes. This is not a “bang for your buck” kinda hike as far as views are concerned unless you head left on the dirt road once the trails ends. After about a half mile or so the view start to open up. Not so sure there will be much solitude on this trail in the summer. Moderate elevation gain on this trail but nothing too crazy. I also saw a moose here on one of my hikes and mountain lion tracks on another.

on Timber Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Used part of Timber Trail as first leg of nice 4.6 mile loop. Turned left on Kimmons, right on West Valley, quick left onto Wells Gulch which connected to East Valley Trail back to Timber parking lot. Timber Trail section is not steep, but almost every step is uphill... the rest of the hike was easy.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views along the way! The trail is definitely a bit more on the rigorous side as there were many steep inclines. However, it gets easier along the way. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty decent trail. I went in March and it was pretty snowy and muddy still, but that is to be expected. Not a lot of great views, but it was very pretty near the stream.

It was fun little hike where u have to jump over little creeks very slippery and snowy when I wen on Thursday 3/22/18 and very muddy but it’s an adventure!:)

Mix of moderate and mild inclines. Loose rocks; wear solid traction shoes. Beautiful view at the top. Enjoy :)

off road driving
2 months ago

Winter is the best time for seven mile a lot more challenging and fun

hiking
2 months ago

Really fun, peaceful trail in the summer with gorgeous views of the river.

fishing
2 months ago

beautiful place to go.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great easy/peaceful trail. We snowshoe'd about 3mi out. Although we did see some people skiing, the trail is narrow and has some rocks showing, so caution.

One of my favorite hikes to do when I need a good workout but don't want to travel too far out of town. I usually start at Well Gulch trail and work my way to Timber trail, head up the mountain and head to Arthurs Rock. Then I loop around the back side of the park on Howard Trail and Westridge Trail which end up connecting me back to Timber Trail and I head back down the mountain. In total I end up with around 9 miles and 1900ft elevation gain. The Well Gulch portion of this hike is easy, lots of shade and beautiful spring and summer wildflowers. If you are coming winter to early spring traction devices are recommended. This is a wet area with lots of shade and LOTS of ice.

Pretty icy right now - be sure to bring the yak trax!

Hiked this last week. lots of snow, but fairly well packed along the trail. no snowshoe necessary. beautiful as always. only went as far as grass creek.

Beautiful trail and it connects to other trails in Lory

4 months ago

Great trail, but wouldn’t classify as easy. (Steep switchbacks with loose rocks.) Wonderful views of Horsetooth Resevoir.

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked this in early January, and the trail was completely covered in snow. It was absolutely beautiful, very peaceful and serene. We didn’t see a single person the entire hike. This is a pretty easy hike, but it is one of the prettiest hikes we’ve ever done. Can’t wait to go back and try it in the summer! Highly recommend.

The trail was fun. Did one of the side trails that provided a couple deep trenches and some large rocks..the TJ & JKUR had no problems reaching the top.
My only complaint is the trail is NOT marked when entering from the town of Rustic. Only thing marking the trail was a blank piece of plywood on a stick in the ground. Luckily we ran into a couple that told us that was the spot to turn. Other than that..a very easy trail for a couple of beginners in built Jeeps.

off road driving
4 months ago

Went two days ago. Challenging areas but very beautiful. I went in stock Renegade trailhawk she did great.

Did this one first time at night NO off road lights. stock yj. found lots of snow.

off road driving
5 months ago

Trails a lot of fun today.

perfect length and level for my 4 and 6 yr old kids. There are rocky areas to maneuver over, but it made the trail fun.

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