Explore the most popular No Dogs trails near Boulder with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Had a great time for our first trip on this trail!! Took our kids and they loved it too. Pretty easy but amazing views of nature!

We had a large group of women - all ages. The trail was nice - varied, shade, some inclines, great views. We did see a bear pretty close to the trail. Scary.

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7 days ago

A nice long hike. Starting at 11:00 and ending at 2:00, it was pretty sun exposed and I thought there would be more shade considering it winds through the ponderosa pines.And while the trail was rocky at times it was very well maintained and the signage along the trail was excellent. It's a long steady climb up the Wapiti Trail, then it evens out a bit along the Ponderosa Loop. The scenic overlook midway through the Ponderosa Loop was beautiful. Passed a handful of hikers and trail runners. The trail seems popular with mountain bikers and all were very friendly and considerate.

Did clockwise as well. Beautiful day and one of my favorite summits in Boulder. Descent is tough on old knees.

hiking
10 days ago

We loved this trail. It is the perfect hike with some incline and declines. The most beautiful view of UC Boulder which was perfect since we were touring the college. We could see the game in the stadium from up top which was so cool. The views were breathtaking and there are wonderful boulders for climbing. Little trails that drop off for privacy and insane views. Bring a hammock and lunch! May point is just breathtaking. The whole trail was amazing. Had so much fun. There is a ranger station and bathrooms in the parking lot which was also convenient.

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no shade
11 days ago

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12 days ago

Pretty basic hike.

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rocky
12 days ago

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rocky
12 days ago

great hike. lots of shade for my 2 great pyrenees

Nice combination of trails. Part has a fair amount of steps. May’s Point good views but not of Boulder itself. Last bit to the Point is all boulders with some very high steps Note that going clockwise on Boy Scout Trail, there does not seem to be an actual trail once you get to the road. Just go right on the road to the Ute trailhead.

Amazing hike, steep in areas. Good for beginners

Tons of rattlesnakes! The hike was not challenging but there were some pretty good views of Boulder if you are brave enough to venture out into the brush. Overall, I give it 3/5.

I would suggest sticks for the senior crowd. There is some scramble.

hiking
24 days ago

Go clockwise to save your knees. If it's super hot start on Saddle for more shade

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful trail. Feels like you are truly in the mountains without leaving the county. Sadly, no dogs allowed.

nice trail. trail is dry. the water crossings are mostly dry did this around 11 am on Thursday and we did not encounter a lot of people

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rocky
29 days ago

Hiked it on a Thursday at 3pm and it was empty—we had the trail to ourselves the entire time. I recommend taking the southern side of the loop to the top and the northern side down. The southern side is steeper and it gives you a more dramatic change in the views at every turn.

hiking
29 days ago

A really nice trail. I hiked it on a weekday afternoon, and ran into just two hikers and quite a few bikers, all of whom were super friendly and courteous. Much of the hike is in shaded pine groves, so it was not especially hot, despite the time of day. There's no spectacular vista at the end, but plenty of beautiful, peaceful scenery along the way. The parking was wide open at 1 PM on a weekday.

A LOT OF PEOPLE which was annoying, go super super early. Parking is also impossible by 10am.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful and challenging hike. I would definitely recommend doing this clockwise. There's a lot of steep trail and some rock scrambling on the way up that i would not enjoy descending. The Canyon Trail is a nice relief after the tough climb up. Beautiful views all along the way.

Followed everyone’s advice to go up the Mt. Sanitas side first. It’s very steep but this allows the way down lion’s liar to be a breeze, which is a much better way to end a hike in my opinion. We went Saturday at 11 and it was hot as there’s not much shade. There’s vast views of the city but the mountain view is blocked.

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1 month ago

A real easy stroll though trees and wildlife. We saw a woodpecker, two young deer and lots of birds. It was hot when we went last week but there was enough shade to make it bearable. We encountered only a few bike riders. Easy to find and park.

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rocky
1 month ago

Definitely not an easy trail, especially on the way up, but it wasn’t too difficult. I recommend wearing good hiking shoes as the trail has a lot of rocks and gravel. Nice views of Boulder and Boulder Valley from the top. Saw about 20 mule deer, 2 rabbits and plenty of prairie dogs. I made the hike in 1 hour and 15 minutes at a pretty good pace. Probably a 2 hour hike if you wanted to take your time and do more of a leisurely stroll. Want to do the hike again when there aren’t overcast skies.

We went up Sanitas mountain trail with lots of steps and small boulder stairs.

Nice incline and great scenic views!

We’ve done this hike a few times because our kids really enjoy it. It’s fairly easy with lots of little view points.

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