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I went Saturday around 12:30pm and found parking on the street. Street parking isn’t as bad as I expected. The trail is short, fun, and there wasn’t any snow when I went. Nice view from the top but kind of crowded at times.

Nice views easy hike

Beautiful hike. A little bit crowded but extremely enjoyable with a nice spot up top for lunch.

Fun winter hike! There’s snowpack on the trail but not enough that we needed special equipment. Snow boots worked fine. We started at South Sourdough trailhead and hiked around 1.5 hours, then turned back. There were people doing off trail skiing and snowshoeing. The portion of the trail we did was fairly easy. Uphill but at a low grade.

hiking
2 days ago

This is a very pretty hike - great openings to views - not too crowded if you go early. Good to have microspikes as there are some icy areas

Really fast and easy trail. Pretty but as with many trails go early before the trail gets crowded.

hiking
2 days ago

Bring spikes, great hike. Views are great!

It's a pretty busy trail because of its proximity to town, but a great trail nonetheless! Definitely not hard hard, but some technical areas are on there.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike - summer type (66 deg in the city) weather in January. Hiked both Bear and S Boulder Peaks without microspikes - unusual for Jan.

off road driving
3 days ago

I have a previous review but I went back and redid the trail. I'd say I was probably angry this wasn't rated easy, and I'm not sure if i did the whole thing last time. I have a full video up if you'd like to take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF5Ch5fMuxs

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

Fun little hike with great views. A great place to go if you don’t have much time but want to see a good view of ranges.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. We went on a Wednesday morning, so there wasn’t much traffic. A nice and pleasant up and down loop with a few switchbacks, some big rocks, lots of trees, a ladder, and snow. Yes a ladder. And being a dork, I was so excited there was a ladder in the middle of a trail, YAY LADDER! Beautiful snow was throughout the entire trail. In hind site I should’ve grabbed my yaktrax that I decided at the last second I wouldn’t need...but totally do able in the packed snow without them. Would love to do again this spring or summer!

So fun! Even in the snow!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice trails for a half day or full day. Full of hikers everywhere, not very scenic but beautiful, nice to do with friends and family.

This was a great hike. Although steep in sections, this is more of a hard moderate than as hard hike on a good day. It was a clear day with no trail ice when we climbed it two days ago but the snow falling today.

Easy and beautiful views of flatirons. We got to the trailhead by 10am today(Sunday 50 degree), parking lot is full and lucky we got a spot after a car leave. The other side of the parking lot is for horse trailer parking, by 12 noon after we finished hiking, cars also parking there.
$5 fee for non Boulder residents. Some parts of the trails are narrow and shared with other hikers, trail runners and bikers.
We saw a coyote today!
The trails are dry and windy today.

hiking
7 days ago

Really nice hike with a short climb up to the cave! Lots of trails around that area, so could be a fun place to spend the day and hike around and explore.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike - beautiful arch. The trail was pretty quiet for a Sunday and I didn’t see many people which was a plus. Icy in some parts, but fit for adventurers and hikers with spikes.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike to get ready for the spring season. Has some elevation, but not too bad. Very little snow/ice right now.

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