The parking fee’s waived for now, but get there early if you’re going on the weekend! Parking lot was full by 6:30 am

hiking
19 hours ago

Did this on a Saturday morning, arrived right at 9am and this place was full to the brim. FYI the coordinates on AllTrail only takes you to the entrance of the park, NOT the trailhead. You have to keep driving for another half a mile down a gravel road from the gate. Great view along the trail, it ends with a roaring river at the bottom of the canyon. I was looking for a workout and this was it. Tips: Don’t do this on a weekend (crowds). Bring plenty of water. Prepare to sweat.

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fee
rocky
1 day ago

Loved the trail! I’ve done Rattlesnake many times but this was my first time doing this one. We started at 9:00am & it was packed! I almost didn’t find a spot to park. Great elevation gain & plenty of shade.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

I arrived at the park at 8AM on a Saturday morning and the upper lots were already full; the only lot with available parking was the lower lot immediately after entering the park. I did have to walk up the road to get to the trailhead, which added about a mile to the total distance and a little extra elevation. While there is some shade on the trail, I felt like it was mostly exposed. Easy hike with beautiful views of the creek and canyon early on in the hike. FYI: This trailhead is in a state park, so there is an entrance fee of $10/vehicle if you don’t have a state park pass.

One of my absolute favorites - I will repeat this trail again and again!!!!! Gorgeous morning!

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Insane views for this hike. Although I’m not much of a fan of one way trails, this one was a challenge that paid off. The incline is no joke! I went on a Friday at 11am and it wasn’t too crowded, only on the way back down towards the trailhead was where I noticed more families. Did it in 3.5 hours with a couple of pit stops at the river. Be prepared to bring lots of water and a hat!

hiking
1 day ago

We had a great hike! Loved that it was a lot of shade, a “forest bath”! It’s definitely a workout, shaky legs at the end but loved it! We started around 7:15 am, ran into only one person on the way up but lots of folks on the way back. Less than 50% with masks. We did go down to the water and our total time was a bit under 4 hrs. Enjoy!

Amazing hike, found it steep but pretty quick, 2.5 hrs to the top and less than 2 down pretty leisurely. Didn’t start recording until quarter of the way up tho.

Loved this trail! We made out loop about 3.8 miles! The falls and sitting by the river was amazing!! Saw a few people and a few mountain bikes, but was not as crowded as I expected. Lots of room to go around people passing you or to move off trail! Highly recommend! Can get a little warm for your furry friends, but there is water around the trail!

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Not too crowded, beautiful views.

This trail is extremely rocky once you are about 2-3 miles to the peak. My gps step tracker said I walked 11 miles and not 7.8 like the app said, I spent some time walking around and taking pictures so the trail may actually be around 10-10.5 miles. This trail is definitely not for the faint of heart but the view from the top is worth it, pictures don’t do it justice.

love this trail. saw a few other people even when my car was the only one in the lot but it's wide enough to keep proper distance!

running
fee
no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Great views; this route is a Boulder classic! Popular; trailhead fills early on weekends. Fee if you don’t live in Boulder County. An annual pass is available online.

Great for trail running! The wildflowers are in full bloom! Beautiful!

This is a challenging trail that is much longer than the 8.8 miles listed.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Been wanting to do this trail for a while and it didn’t disappoint. Really pretty views but it kicked my butt coming back up from the river. Saw a snake on the trail ( wasn’t a rattlesnake thankfully ) so just keep your eye out. Also shooting my shot- there was a good looking guy hiking by himself around 230 heading out closer to the descent to the river and I was coming back by myself....should have said more and asked for your number lol hi if you’re going to leave a review hahahah

Awesome hike! Cool vistas along the way. Narrow toward the end. When you get to a big overlook there is a little trail that heads down maybe a half mile of hiking to walker ranch loop or whatever it’s called. Ice cold mountain river to dunk your head in at the end. Maybe 2 hours of hiking total. Well maintained. Look out for rattle snakes, we saw one yesterday on the Fowler trail in eldo so keep your eyes open.

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bridge out
off trail
rocky
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Good trail. Only takes about an hour. Super easy. If you start from the Fowler&rattlesnake entrance inside the state park , it’s pretty anti-climactic when you get down to the “end” or the other lot. I would recommend starting there and ending inside the park. But not sure how to get to that lot... we did this hike and then completed rattlesnake gulch trail. Long day but worth it!

This is a challenging hike. It was just what I was looking for. I added about 3 miles to it to warm up. I went up Towhee to Homestead to Shadow Canyon then up to S Boulder and over to Bear.

This is a nice moderate length hike just south of Boulder. There is a parking fee for cars not registered in Boulder county. The Vista loop trail is a bit lame, but the connector trail and Springbook loop trail are pretty nice. If doing this whole combo of trails, I would skip the south vista trail, as it really doesn't add anything in terms of experience, just distance. Good variation in altitude, not just up and then back down. There were a LOT of mountain bikers, which almost made me rate it 3 stars for hiking. It would be great if there were designated days for hiking only, no mountain bikes. But I will definitely be back regularly! This would be a great trail for running.

Raining a lot today, but usually a beautiful hike. It is currently free, not sure for how long.

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