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Best trails in Black Hawk

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Looking for a great trail near Black Hawk, Colorado? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Eldorado Canyon State Park or Golden Gate Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Genesee Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Black Hawk ranging from 3.1 to 35.1 miles and from 8,408 to 11,581 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Black Hawk
Top trails (19)
#1 - Raccoon Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
This is an absolutely gorgeous loop that leads through fields and forests. You will pass by beautiful vistas and encounter excellent elevation. There is an old private cabin along the route and an easShow more
#2 - James Peak Trail
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
NOTE: There is a $5 fee to park for this trail. Show more
#3 - Snowshoe Hare Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Nice loop past a fishing hole in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. There's no cell phone service. Trail starts at the Aspen Meadow campground and takes you past Dudes Fishing Hole - a great place to sinShow more
#4 - Coyote Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Coyote Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#5 - Upper Mule Deer Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Upper Mule Deer Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primaShow more
#6 - Blue Grouse to Mule Deer Trail Loop
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 6 h
Blue Grouse to Mule Deer Trail Loop is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#7 - Pickle Gulch OHV Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi
Remote forest land tucked in behind surrounding private mountain property. Confusing at first due to few route markers so follow directions carefully. Connects to Moon/Gamble Gulch Trails (available aShow more
#8 - James Peak Lake Trail
James Peak Wilderness
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Great short hike with spectacular views of James peak, with an awesome hike around James Peak Lake. Access to this trailhead is only accessible from Rollinsville with a truck or something with a goodShow more
#9 - Dakota Hill SE OHV Trail
Arapaho National Forest
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Length: 10.2 mi
Take a loop on the SE slopes. The entry point is off the Pickle Gulch road. FS maps call it FS 718.1. Then loop back out on Missouri Gulch Road. On FS maps it is labelled 15S.Show more
#10 - Upper Mule Deer and Lower Mule Deer Loop
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
Upper Mule Deer and Lower Mule Deer Loop is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
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