Explore the most popular walking 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.

After 3 miles of off roading you arrive at a very clearly marked no trespassing, iron gate with 24 hour sercurity camera. Directions are way off.

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

Good hike even in the rain..

hiking
7 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.

There doesn’t appear to be a clear trail along this route. It’s possible to climb the mountain but brush is somewhat thick and no trail or signs to be found.

very steep, very rocky at first. Was here last weekend and they're aren't opening the pass until the July 15th.There's still one snow drift but great views and the lake is no longer frozen

Great park with all sorts of trails and historic places.

hiking
13 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
14 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.

off road driving
14 days ago

Fun and moderately challenging trail. Stock 2017 Tacoma TRD off road.

16 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
16 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.

Went up yesterday. Had a lot of fun. I drive a ‘16 power wagon on 317/70r17s. Trial is almost too tight for the truck! Definitely earned my pinstripes. Has some fun obstacles that if you’re a novice you want a spotter. We entered from the hard end as that is the way gps took us. Made the last half of the trail lack luster, except for the awesome views! Wouldn’t rate as hard, but sports could be with less clearance. Will go again.

off road driving
17 days ago

Fun obsticals. Made it through all of the tuff lines easily for the most part with a Cherokee on 32's with a 4" lift, open diff's.

hiking
24 days ago

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

off road driving
24 days ago

This is a great trail. There a few areas that are full of rocks, boulders, and ground that has been washed away. The first set of rocks going up is a lot of fun!
Towards the top there are a few dirt hills and ponds. It’s beautiful out there. The second set of rocks we ran into were a lot harder because they are all very loose. Needed 4-low and rear lockers to climb.

2015 Rubicon w/ lift and 35s

hiking
24 days ago

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

hiking
25 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.

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

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.

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