Explore the most popular no dogs trails near Florissant with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I gave this trail five stars because of the giant petrified Redwood tree stumps, not necessarily for views and terrain. The petrified stumps are awe inspiring. I had no idea there was anything like this here in CO...and I am a native!

Very easy, great for beginners. Loved the petrified trees and got lots of pretty pictures.

Very pleasant trail. Go early as north part of trail is exposed.

Interesting hike to see some huge petrified stumps. A nice stroll in the field other than that.

Easy, well maintained. Very peaceful. I was alone 99% of the time. Be aware storms roll in late afternoon almost everyday and the temperatures can change quickly (it dropped 35 degrees from the beginning the of my hike to the end). I did this as a part of a longer hike (Geologic->Hornbeck->Boulder->Hans->Sawmill).

Easy, mostly flat- peaceful- only one other person the whole time.

Easy hike through a meadow and the woods. There is a per person fee of 7.00, so check into a pass of some type.

Educational and good for young children

hiking
2 months ago

Just the right length for an hours walk

extremely easy ok,for beginners

Should have checked - no dogs allowed even on leash. Makes no sense to me. Would have been a beautiful hike.

great easy trail to do with a stroller and kids! Beautiful views of the aspens changing colors this fall!

hiking
Monday, July 31, 2017

Very easy, wide open, and beautiful trail. Lots of great views of the Peak with some pretty sprawling meadows. After you reach the Boulder pile and creek, the trail climbs into the forest so a variety of terrain to explore on this trail. We were able to do this trail with 4 children under 6 years old, so very family friendly. Be aware that there is a $5 PER PERSON entry fee for this area for anyone over 15 years old.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Be sure and look for the Indian prayer trees. Great trail with lots of features including a boulder field.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

No dogs. No thanks, narrow minded jerks.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

lots of cool secret safe caves for the kids to explore in the boulders. We saw and heard a hundred or more elk. the bugle of an elk sounds like something prehistoric.

Great for families with little kids.

very interesting place.

Friday, April 14, 2017

very easy. kids friendly. beautiful views

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

We settled on this trail the morning we tried to hike Horsetheif to the Crags Trail (it was too icy though). I'm so glad we hiked this trail (in conjunction with The Cheesman Ranch Trail) because it ended up being my favorite hike of our entire week long hiking trip. We set our hammock up and hung out for a few hours across from the Cheesman Ranch buildings. We saw 12 deer in the 4 hours we were out on the trails. There was a bit of snow so be careful if you go in the next few weeks!

The trail was easy to find though we had to hike about a mile to get to the actual trail head since the gates at the comfort station were still closed for the winter. The trail was easy to follow and everything is very clearly marked! We highly suggest this one!! Stop in the nature center or at the entrance to get a trail map!

walking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

I walked this one with my then 9 year old daughter. It was a very easy stroll and the petrified trees were interesting. Not really a challenge, but it did make for a nice daddy/daughter afternoon.

super easy trail but beautiful with the petrified redwood trees! love this place!

You're telling me I can't take my dog for a walk in the woods? I won't be visiting this trail.

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

This would be an amazing trail at the end of September, when the leaves are all changing. The meadow portion of the trail has a wooded area that is a beautiful mix of pine and aspen. The trail itself is wide, well-traveled, and only mild ups and downs (mild for the region). At the end of October, Cahill Pond itself was rather low. As it goes in Mueller State Park, there are over 50 miles of trails that are interconnected. I joined this trail with over 7 miles of other paths. Beautiful place.

Great 1 mile hike with my family. Easy and flat, and beautiful too!

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

Pleasant simple hike through mountain meadows. Seclusion was nice. Wild flowers were in bloom. It was also a real treat to see a wolf in the wild. Only the second one I have seen.

Simple hike around a gravel walkway. Pleasant views but expected more in petrified wood.

I walked the trail in mid-October 2015. It was in great shape, and an easy walk. the views combined with the natural history explanations were great.

Load More