Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Great hike, Kylie, Oakley and I enjoyed the afternoon.

This hike is moderate to hard as it’s uphill the whole time but is short in distance! The views at the top are totally worth it. Some steep parts make it a little tricky for my dog but she made it. Love doing this hike and running the road part back down (about 2/3 of the way back down)!

opening screen says trail is moderate, but then once inside the specific trail it says hard(which is way more accurate). But that being said, absolutely gorgeous hike! the view is absolutely stunning!

Awesome hike with the pup!

Great hike for the dogs- lots of shady spots and beautiful views.

Cute hike! Last bit gets your heart pumping. Love the view of Boulder.

Hiked on 5/20. It was a cloudy day so we didn’t get any views, but it was still fun! The trail was muddy but passable. Not a fly in sight. Met lots and lots of friendly puppers!

Nice quick hike, pretty rocky with some steeper sections. Decent view at the top, though it was cloudy so it might be better when it’s clear. Lots of people and dogs were out on a Sunday morning.

This is a nice path to take my toddler. The gravel path along the creek still allows for an all terrain stroller easily. There are nice views through the trees.

off road driving
1 day ago

07 Toyota 4Runner Sr5 4wd stock: Just did this after a heavy rain. Very fun and not too bad. I made it and a Subaru did too. Rocky but 1ft clearance and good aim you’ll be fine. The section of puddles was great.

This trail kicked my butt. Bear canyon trail was really scenic. The nats or flies were terrible. I couldn’t even get a photo at the top they were so bad. I hiked the West ridge and came back down the same way. Fourth hike of the season I just wasn’t prepared. I could barely walk by the time I reached my car. I have done bear peak from fern canyon before. It seemed much easier than coming in from the West. All in all it was a good hike and am glad I did it. 5/17/18

Trail was packed with people as expected. This hike is okay for a starter hike to season but not my favorite. Did this on 5/7/18. It always seems harder than expected too.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this on 5/8/18 it was amazing! The weather was great and the views perfect

This was our first hike since moving to Colorado, and we LOVED it! Definitely has some trickier parts, with climbing up rocks, but it was a really fun, rewarding hike. It was foggy when we did it, so we didn’t get to see the view from the top, but we’re definitely going to make this hike again.

hiking
2 days ago

Great casual hike. Not too hard and not many steep inclines.

Many happy little trees - Bob Ross would approve. Clouds cascading over mountain tops was so sweet. Pretty chill hike.

Beautiful trail! Very rocky in many spots so made running difficult for a lot of this trail. Good hills and great views though!

trail running
3 days ago

Lots of groundhogs greeting you along the way

Loved the view on top and the wildflowers on the way up. Not too crowded. Good workout for sure.

Beautiful view of the city and great for trail running if you hike counter-clockwise!

Fabulous hike with amazing views. The diversity of views and terrain is well worthwhile. I would not classify this as “hard”, however.

hiking
4 days ago

My friend and I did this hike today and we thought it would be useful to give a few tips.
1) make sure to bring an adequate amount of water
2) mentally prepare for a long, a very long, hike
3) an early start is ideal
4) when it gets hard, keep going!
After we completed the hike, it was a huge accomplishment. It’s well worth doing it (the view is awesome towards the top). However, we didn’t make it to the very top because we literally were attacked by flies; I think some died in my hair, if I’m being honest.

It was steeper with more boulders than I anticipated. Good day. Good hike. A lot of people on the trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike! Got there at 7 in the morning and barely found a parking spot. Which had me worried but the traffic on the hike was non existent at this time. I didn’t notice many people until I was done at 10. I feel the difficulty is rated a little high on this. Nice steady incline with a couple spots to recover on the way up and along with that it’s well covered with shade. The hike offers a lot more than just the arch to enjoy. A must do hike if you ask me!!!

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful trail showcasing all the beautiful life spring in Colorado has to offer. Great workout and views, my dog loved it!

Excellent hike with incredible 360 views

awesome hike, well worth it

Great hike with lots to see! we went counterclockwise and still had a hard time. I'll blame that on my lack of hydration and the 6 pack of beer I drank the night before. Even my poor Anatolian Shepard had to take a rest in the creek halfway through. It took us 3hrs to complete even with rest periods. Overall, an awesome hike for experienced, in shape people ;)

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