Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Evergreen with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy hike up Mount Muhly and recommend for everyone!

hiking
12 days ago

This is a borderline great hike. The views at the top are simply spectacular. There is a ton of wildlife in the surrounding woods. The trail is well marked and half of it is shaded. The parking lot was full on the weekend but the trail itself was not that busy. Well worth the trip!

This hike was beautiful and easy. I plan to take some visitors here in a few months! I agree with an earlier review about taking a picture of the map before starting, or taking a paper map with you on the trail to make sure you’re going in the right direction.

Very easy but heavily trafficked trail. I recommend taking a picture of the map at the trailhead. This is not really one solid loop but a combination of multiple trails. It can be a short 1 mike hike or a long 10 mike hike depending on the combination of trails chosen. Lots of bikes and trails can get quit congested. This is a great trail for families with young children.

We really enjoyed this hike! A bit of an incline on the way up, but overall pretty easy. We did pass a lot of mountain bikers, but everyone had great trail manners; otherwise not too many other hikers. Nice and shaded but still recommend wearing sunscreen.

hiking
19 days ago

Heavily Traveled on the weekends. Not lightly traveled as the description says. Parking is difficult to find as well.

backpacking
20 days ago

Did this today - it was fun but tough (I’m an avid hunter, fisherman and backpacker) - this is a challenging hike. And FYI as others have stated this is about 12 miles if you go to the lake. The loop is 10 miles plus about a mile in and out from the lake back to the loop = 12 miles. The lower (southern side of loop) is much more challenging in my opinion than the Beaver Meadows trail. This is not a day hike in my opinion and certainly not young kid/family friendly. Plan for an overnight or two and enjoy this lake...it’s gorgeous!

mountain biking
21 days ago

A really sweet decent after a pretty techincal uphill. For the initial hour of climbing I had to hop off of my bike 3 times. It was a pretty hard climb but the drop is awesome and steep. Some sweet switchbacks and rock lines make this trail a good option.

nature trips
25 days ago

Nice hike! Great view on the rocks at Brothers Lookout. Only ran into a few other hikers on a weekday morning so not too busy.

Great for a hike with kids. Lots of different trails to make it longer or shorter. Very busy on a Sunday morning.

Nice way to get away from the city and have an enjoyably lazy walk on some pretty trails to get back to center.
However “lightly trafficked” is not the way to describe these trails... but I’ll definitely be back.

26 days ago

Peaceful and beautiful!!!

hiking
27 days ago

Great trial for our first time hike with a toddler! It took two hours, we walked very slowly and weren’t tired. Highly recommended for kids.

I went about 7:30am today and while the parking lot was mostly full, I only ran into a handful of other hikers. Plenty of open space and lightly wooded areas to take in. I didn’t see much wildlife but there are pockets of wildflowers growing and I was lucky enough to see some hummingbirds. Trails are clearly marked. It was a nice, easy Saturday morning hike!

trail running
1 month ago

Busy day on the trail. Beautiful scenery however. Run the trail clockwise from the lot if you want a ton of vert right away. It’s about 600ft gain. Run it counterclockwise if you want a slow steady incline most of the way. There was a massive amount of mountain bikers when I was there with very little trail etiquette. I imagine this place is peaceful in the early morning hours and during the week.

This trail is primarily used for mountain biking (would probably rate 4-5 for that purpose), but decent hike. Terrain is nice and was easy on pups paws. Mostly shaded. Some great heart pumping steady uphills. All bikers were very polite and communicative. Started on Wild Iris and also ended up doing the West Loop. Total about 5 miles.

1 month ago

Nice walk for families. Kayaking and paddle boarding are great options as well.

Great trail. I took Wild Iris to Evergreen Mountain West to the Summit Trail. The Summit Trail isn't marked but it branches into the east trail and then the Summit trail north--not too hard to find. Steady incline up the mountain but never too steep. It's definitely worth it to go all the way up around the summit! The views are beautiful. Moderately shady but I recommend sunscreen.

Spotted a medium size black and brown dog with out a collar about 10-15 min from the trailhead. Seemed to be well fed, but quite dirty.

Perfect for a quick day hike close to Denver. Very crowded, even on a weekday. Passes a few stream crossings which are nice for the dog to get some water and feet wet. Easy but still with a little elevation gain-- nice view from the high point about halfway through the trail. Lots of dogs and children. We had a little picnic at one of the many sitting areas near the stream after the hike-- very enjoyable. 3 stars only because view are very mediocre and it's close to the highway but not all trails can be 5 star views! Will definitely be back in the future.

Loved this hike! A great quick morning or sunset hike option when in the areas low elevation gain through a beautiful and shaded lodge pole pine forest with some amazing views at the summit. Take some extra time to scramble around and explore once you get to the top. I arrived at the trailhead around 07:45 and was the second person there, but about an hour later when on my way back down I passed at least 15 others. I would definitely do this hike again!

Beautiful trail with plenty of tree cover and scenery. Feels secluded, though it's really not that far from the parking lots. We hiked the Mountain Muhly trail loop, which was an easy hike with a couple of steep, though short, inclines.

Nice hike and great scenic views along the trail. Lots of mountain bikers to watch for.

Beautiful trail starting through a valley and then through the trees. Flowers were out. Pretty view point at the end. My favorite hike I’ve done at Three Sisters.
Lots of other hikers and mountain bikers out, popular hike.

I thought this trail was kind of boring, but still good to get out to a place with no snow in March, which is when we did it.

Easy trail with good views

Great easy hike for families with small kids. Great views and well groomed trails.

on Bruin Bluff Trail Loop

1 month ago

Went a few weeks ago, very easy trail, family and beginner friendly. Dogs are welcomed, restrooms are clean and park rangers were at the entrance if anyone had questions (not sure if that's often). Lots of people having bbqs at the picnic areas. This place was VERY crowded and I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a more "calming" hike. Lots of parking available, but gets very full fast.

Perfect for our kids (ages 8 and 4). Did this one first, then had a picnic and played in the creek before going to check out the castle trail.

Is it acceptable to go for a swim to cool down during the hike in the lake?

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