Best forest trails in Denver, Colorado

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Explore the most popular forest trails near Denver with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of forest trails in Denver, Colorado
Top trails (6)
#1 - Green Mountain and Hayden Trail Loop
William F Hayden Green Mountain Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
#2 - Cherry Creek Trail
Fishback Landing Park
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Length: 12.7 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
Explore a whole new Denver as you discover hidden parks, ritzy malls, swanky country clubs and a beautiful creekside path. If you haven't seen Denver from the Cherry Creek Trail, you haven't seen Denver. Starting at Confluence Park, on the Platte River Trail, this path slices through the heart of Denver and rambles all the way to Cherry Creek Lake/Reservoir. Along the way, it passes numerous attractions including: - Cherry Creek Mall - Four Mile Historic Park - Denver Sister City Parks - Denver Country Club - Cherry Creek Country Club You will enjoy this trail all by itself or you can ride it as part of the 42 mile Northeast Denver Loop Trail or the Southeast Denver Loop Trail. This trail is one of many beautiful Denver Trails that highlight the charms of the city and introduces you to the distinctive suburbs. It is a cement trail for smooth riding and provides numerous exits to allow access to the city and the many parks that it bisects. Don't fret if you don't have a bike. You can rent one from many locations in Denver.Show more
#3 - Cherry Creek Pipeline Trail
Cherry Creek State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
Closest parking lot is Shop Creek Trail Parking lot. Dogs, horses and bikes are not allowed on this trail. Show more
#4 - Green Mountain MTB Loop
William F Hayden Green Mountain Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
#5 - Huston Lake Trail
Huston Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 25 m
#6 - Four Mile Historic Park Trail
4 Mile Historic Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
General Park & Museum Admission Four Mile Historic Park Members: FREE Adults (18-64): $5.00 Seniors (65+) & Military (with ID): $4.00 Youth (7-17): $3.00 6 & Under: Free Show more