Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Black Hawk 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

Beautiful views along the entire hike. Definitely consider bringing trekking poles. They will help a great deal in a few sections.

trail running
3 days ago

beautiful! definitely going back for some fall colors in a few months...gave me a great workout when combined with Mule Trail all the way to Panorama Point.

Great hike with beautiful panoramic views. Couple short uphills but not strenuous. Wildflowers are out.

Good hike even in the rain..

hiking
10 days ago

Nice loop trail out of Reverands campground. The vistas at Panorama Point allow a great view of many Colorado peaks.

We got there as soon as the park opened so we managed to hike without much traffic. We hopped on at Panorama Point. There is a pretty good incline for a short distance depending on the direction you take the loop but aside from the trail was pretty easy. Mostly shaded and provides a really great view.

hiking
13 days ago

My family was camping at Reverends Ridge campground over July 4 week and wanted to do a loop trail. This is a nice trail, rocky in a few areas and has some steep sections to get your heart going. Good for trail running but watch your step. Not sure I would classify as difficult though. As others have mentioned there isn’t a lot of great scenery but a few nice granite outcrops. The trail is marked really well and crosses the creek a few times with sturdy wooden bridges. Other then a few people at dudes fishing hike we didn’t see anyone else on the trail which was nice.

Great park with all sorts of trails and historic places.

hiking
16 days ago

This trail was amazing. We saw a moose on the way up. There are multiple different landscapes as you walk and the top overlook has an amazing view. We sat down and looked over the hills at the mountains for over 20 min. I would highly recommend this to any level hiker

amazing hike...gets your heart rate up the whole way up...incredible views at the summit.

hiking
18 days ago

The trail IS NOT easy to follow. You have to bushwhack through multiple parts of this. There are like four false summits and you have to walk across the glacier for a good portion at the beginning, so bring spikes or poles if you’re starting early because the ice is super slick. Later in the day it gets more tactile! Tons of marmots towards the top too. It was an awesome hike though, and you get dope views at the top. One thing I would do different: bring board shorts or a swimsuit for a full on dip or cliff jump into the glacier lake after the hike. I waded in up to my knees, and it was glorious.

19 days ago

We loved this trail! We were camping in the park and decided to do this trail as our first of the trip. We got some good advice and took the loop counter-clockwise- this way you have ample shade when you are in the uphill. The opposite side is steeper, rockier, and has less shade, so we were very happy to travel down that side rather than up. We hikes in July so it only did we have great views but also gorgeous wildflowers.

hiking
20 days ago

Excellent hike - highly recommended! Trail is easy to follow and plenty of fresh running water for dogs. The section on the glacier was interesting and fun. Spectacular views from the summit.

hiking
28 days ago

Would have been a much better hike if you weren’t also able to drive to the top.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail. Not too crowded. Beautiful views from Panorama Point.

hiking
28 days ago

Short , easy hike. Nice views of a pond and good scenery the whole time. Not sure I would do this hike again though.

hiking
29 days ago

I like this trail because I was hiking alone with my dog but saw several people along the way. Not so crowded that you’re hiking with people though.
It only took an hour for us to hike the loop so more time in the car than on the trail unfortunately. I would probably call this more of easy-moderate hike. It definitely is not as difficult as many other other “moderate” hikes I’ve done. The views from panorama peak are absolutely gorgeous with the blue sky background. Driving through the park is beautiful too.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a wonderful trail. The summit (at Panorama Point, which you can also drive to if you don’t want to hike to it) is absolutely breathtaking, with I think 10 14ers visible. The trail itself is super well maintained and well marked. I was beyond charmed by the wildflowers and Aspen trees along the way. The trail itself was marked as 4 miles, but I clocked it at 5- though my dog and I did make it an up-and-back instead of doing the full loop (that was apparently longer). We got stuck in a thunderstorm on the way to the summit and there was enough tree cover to protect us from the worst of the rain.

Parking is limited at the campground center; it was about 12pm on a Friday and I had to do a loop and lucked out when I came back around. There are bathrooms and maps there, and the trailhead is easy to find.

FYI - print or take pictures of your driving directions to and from the park. I had cell service getting there but absolutely no service leaving, and got crazy lost driving out of the park. It made for a beautiful drive, but definitely longer than I planned to have.

Great trail, lots of great views and lots of shade. Bathrooms at the parking lot but no water. $7 fee to get in but worth it!

trail running
1 month ago

Love this trail. Mostly shade, some rocks, and there’s an incline but nothing crazy if you’re walking. If you are trail running (what I did), at the start of the loop you have to choose to go left or right. Go right and the rockiest area will be on the incline. Go left and the smoothest area will be on the incline. Took my dog and she had a blast. Beautiful views at the top as well.

I drove from Denver via 46 and came back via 72 and 93. The 46 way is much windier and more narrow. 72 and 93 are much more open, wider curves.

Pretty but a very easy hike. Family appropriate maybe? I suppose I should’ve known from the map but assumed there would be scrambling or bouldering involved to justify the difficulty rating. If you’re looking for a quick pretty hike this one is great but if you want to breath a little harder I’d reconsider.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained Trail with moderate traffic at 11am Saturday in June. Parking was scarce.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Nice walk through the forest and was shaded majority of the way. Pretty steep in a couple areas but overall pretty easy.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with a few steep climbs. Loved how well marked the trail was the entire way. Beautiful views!

Not too easy and not too hard. Has great views, wasn’t crowded, and had a good balance of sunshine and shade.

hiking
1 month ago

We went up last Sunday afternoon, and there weren’t a ton of people. The trail was beautiful the whole length, with a mix of aspen and pine. There were a few good inclines, but overall it wasn’t too strenuous. It’s a good one for a quick afternoon hike.

Looked like a good mountain bike trail too.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this last year but storms came rolling in so didnt make it all the way to the peak. Yesterday we climbed over St. Mary's glacier through crazy winds and finally made it to the peak for a spectacular view. Highly recommend micro spikes I used them a lot. This is a very difficult hike and very steep so be prepared for it to take some time to complete. We took a few breaks and round trip took us 6 hours. Get there early this place gets insanely packed so we started at 6am

Gorgeous day for a hike. No thunderstorm in the forecast, we started out the Mule Deer trail about 4pm after getting the new annual pass at the visitor center. We thought that it was the 3.4 mile out and back trail as said in the description (actually it says "loop trail.") After 1.7 miles, all the sudden the Alltrail map expanded and indicated that the Mule Deer trail would continue further more. And then a family informed us that they would try to go to Frazer Point, which is about 1 mile away. So we decided to go to the Frazer point. The trail was so beautiful thanks to the weather. Cool breeze, vivid green, bright blue sky, aspens, rocky mountains - just perfect. And the story about John Frazer on the post was very interesting as well. There was one continuous ascending point, but before that and after that were relatively flat. Glad to make it to the Frazer Point.
How can you make the loop trail connecting three different trails?

1 month ago

If you actually look around and stop every now and then, you actually noticed some pretty amazing views. We took mule deer to coyote, and I found it mildly challenging and a lot of fun.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice trail, beautiful walk through wooded areas with some nice vistas. Maybe two climbs that got the heart pumping but other than that it was a pretty easy trail. We had our two dogs with us too, and the trail wasn’t rocky so it was easy on their paws. We did see some other dogs, all on leash which was nice to see. We’ve had some run ins with off leash dogs on other trails. Sometimes people don’t understand how threatening an off leash dog can be when your dog is leashed (and needs to be or they would chase anything that moved...). We went on Memorial Day. It was overcast with thunder rumbling and light sprinkles, but still loved the hike. The low clouds added a cool ambiance to the hike. Not a lot of people either which was nice, but given its location, I’m sure it was pretty busy over the holiday weekend.

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