Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

hiking
3 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.

Fun easy hike with a nice view and lots of Wildflowers

hiking
26 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
27 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!

Hiked this back in November of 2016 when I was visiting friends. Nice easy accessible area/hike. It's more of an area you can just explore around the reservoir.

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.

Easy but beautiful! Not a lot of shade. Can access the reservoir from part of the East trail.

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

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Went 3/9/18, day was cool & cloudy with little wind. Trail snowpacked mostly and crusty but doable in snowshoes. Did lake loop and came back. Great scenery and enjoyable. Tom

off road driving
2 months ago

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

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!

snowshoeing
3 months ago

No one on the trail! Deep deep snow. It was a quick hike but gorgeous. Oh and a bunch of powdery goodness.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

I got here early and was the only person on the hill all morning. Still a few feet of snow on the ground so the snowshoeing was really good.

Beautiful trail and it connects to other trails in Lory

Beautiful hike, but a bit short.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYvRDuGEP_A

4 months ago

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

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.

Great hike and a place to really sit and think

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.

off road driving
7 months ago

first thirty minutes is the best

The hike is easy, it's a gravel/dirt path along the reservoir. My nephews (4 and 6 years old) were just fine for this hike. The views of the reservoir are spectacular, but the hike isn't too challenging- no huge elevation gain or rock scrambles. So depending on what you're looking for, this hike is too easy or just perfect!

Good trail to take kids. We went slower than I'd like but my 4 year old was able to hike most of it. You can take this trail to outlook trail to add another 1.2 miles.

Great hike with beautiful views. Gets your blood pumping in some spots but also has cool down areas. Didn't actually do the loop and ended up finishing on Arthur's Rock trail.. ended up being 2.5-3 miles. Only downside is we had to walk about a mile on the road back to the car, which we wouldn't have had to do if we stayed on the loop trail.

off road driving
8 months ago

This trail had some challenging sections, but also had some beautiful views. Be mindful of the rocks, some of them are very sharp. I have a 94' yj with stock suspension and it made it through with very little trouble.

Awesome trail ran it with a stock xj and lifted wj during a downpour both made it with ease, very scenic, awesome water crossings!

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