Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

11 days ago

10-4-18 trail is blocked by a couple big trees that have fallen down. also right after the entrance somebody shot skeet and didnt bother to pick up at least 20 to 30 bright yellow shotgun shells. classy... :(

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a great trail awaiting the re-opening!!! A friend of mine introduced me to this trail back in 2003 it was wonderful-Columbines in bloom everywhere!!!

off road driving
1 month ago

it was fun until the road got to steep. I tried to do this in a can am 850 outlander but didn't make it to the end. ended up rolling the atv. it was still fun.

mountain biking
1 month ago

A bit difficult going uphill on the bike unless you're good with super technical / steep climbs. Down hill was a blast tho. Only saw a couple other bikes on the trail, but it was a Monday morning so..

hiking
1 month ago

8/25- the trail got hot in a hurry and almost all the reviews we read there was shade but we had no idea it was as far in as it was. It was too hot for our dogs, a lot of rocks which got hot. You won’t see shade on this trail until well after 2 miles in. Be prepared. Will do it again when it’s cooler.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun trail. Was a little tuff at the beginning but also challenging and not to hard. Had 33’s with a 4” lift in my 2001 Jeep wrangle. Took that trail like a champ.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun trail. Very green this time of year.
The ascent right at the beginning is fun but the crystal mountain trail was gated off.
The closure signs looked fairly new.

I took my dog on this hike and she loved it! Tons of little streams and different landscapes. The incline is a little difficult but if you take breaks along the way it is doable :)

off road driving
3 months ago

Took a not quite stock JK Wrangler up it. Hardest part is right at the beginning - you need to pick a line up a steep rock outcropping. The Rubicons we accidentally convoyed with walked right up it with their lockers. Next time we'd air down. The rest of the trail is pretty easy but jouncy with rocks. The 2nd half of the trail was closed off, so we never made it to the end.

hiking
3 months ago

NIce hike. no shade. Have done this one multiple times with my kids and dogs. Tend to see a lot of bikers on this trail.

Great hike with a dog lots of shade and water!

Good trail great view. Overall moderate trail with one difficult rock climb

off road driving
3 months ago

Did this yesterday, super easy trail to find. I aired down for comfort and would possibly recommend it for a few sections but you could probably make it with out. Easy trail and lots of fun. Got to the top in about 90 min.

hiking
4 months ago

Not sure why this marked as an easy hike. It is uphill all the way so I’d put it in the range of a moderate hike (it’s ranked as expert for mountain bikers and equestrians). Lots of mountain bikers to dodge and no cover for the majority of the hike. I’m not sure if the fire in 2012 opened this area up or if it’s truly a grassland to shrubland area before the forest? Bring extra water on a hot day, you’ll need it. Great views from the trail and wildflowers made it worth it. The little spur to the waterfall area from the parking lot is a nice area to cool down in. May be a better hike in cooler weather or not on a June weekend.

hiking
4 months ago

I really enjoyed this quick trail! My dog and I had a great time. Once you get into the trees, every corner is like looking at a magical path in a fairytale forest. I kept waiting for fairies to pop out. It’s a little late in the season for unicorns, though.

Tip: If you show up and the ranger station is closed, be sure to bring exact change. (1 car is $7)

Beautiful ascent along a creek to an open meadow with aspens. Large rock outcroppings add dramatic views.

hiking
4 months 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.

on Timber Trail

hiking
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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.

hiking
6 months 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 :)

9 months ago

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

Great hike and a place to really sit and think

off road driving
10 months ago

Trails a lot of fun today.

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