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

Nice workout and great front range views.

3 days ago

Great loops with cool breeze off the ponds! Easy walk close to town, will def come back!

Great riding! Challenging climbs but fun and fast downhill

Great hike for kids but much better in the Spring. We didn’t do the loop, only to the base of the falls for a snack, then to the top of the falls and back down. 2.6 miles round trip. My two boys are not strong hikers. I carried my 5 year old for a bit of the hike back and my 6 year old was moving slow. We saw a lot of wild flowers and a few birds. This time of year (Aug 1) the falls are only a trickle. There is very little shade until you get to the falls so go early.

hiking
16 days ago

Fun little trail with beautiful views at the top of the ridge and the while way up. Snakes are plentiful but I’ve only spoken to people who have seen them- I have yet to see one. We saw mule deer mom and fawns. Many wildflowers. Beautiful rises and ridges. Great hike with kiddos or older folks too.

Nice run.

hiking
24 days ago

Worth the drive.

Trail signage could use improvement.

The kids loved this hike, and what a treat to take a dip in the lake! Monday morning and the trail was empty. Saw a deer, lots of coyote scat, and many dragon flies. It’s pretty sunny with little opportunities for shade, so pack the sunscreen and water! The campground by the lake was unfortunately a mess, the previous campers did not do their part in keeping it clean, it’s too bad!

hiking
1 month ago

nice and easy trail for all levels and ages of hikers. pretty flat. but good to get out in nature. VERY little shade! Go when its cooler out.

Nice trail. Tends to be a lot of bikers out on this one and occasionally horses. Pretty easy. Can get off at one point to get over to the lake if you wanted to wade of swim. Great for all levels and ages of hikers

nice hike, not hard, lots if sun shine and open spaces with lovely sprawling views.

Great trails! Just not much to see .

mountain biking
1 month ago

Decent trail, good workout on a bike, didn’t make it through the whole thing but enjoyed the bike up! Very rocky though, will definitely being going back to finish the whole thing.

The trail was really crowded and noisy. We hiked from Stout Trail over. I will probably not do this hike again do to the heavy traffic. I anticipated it being crowded but not people yelling and hollering and climbing by the falls without gear. I definitely recommend Stout Trail from Spring trail. Stout has a big ascent but after that it flattens out and gives way to some meadows with wild flowers and humming birds. You get a nice view of Dixon Cove near the summit. Either way, you’re outside enjoying nature so there isn’t really ever a bad hike.

Great for a family! Did this with my kids ages 6-16 and 2 dogs...all loved it!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Is a great ride by bike! Peaceful, quiet, you pass occasional riders or walkers but is not usually too congested. Has a few places to pull over by the river and sit and relax. Is well maintained. A huge plus to this trail is it runs right by some of Fort Collins best Breweries which make for some great pit stops! Love this trail!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great path to take, enjoy it every time we take it. Runs near a couple of parks, goes right next to a great coffee shop. It gets you out to a path system that can get you right out to the reservoir! Great ride!

fun trail hike with a group of kids. everyone enjoyed it.

great trail for all ages and abilities.

Perfect sunset hike before bed

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail close to home. Great views of the Front Range. Rocky, no shade. Connects to many other trails. Saw mule deer.

Great with my 3 year old. The waterfall was a good place to eat lunch and cool off.

Loved the hike with my family, 3 generations hiked together and we are all at different skill levels! It is amazing for family and anyone who wants to enjoy a simpler hike!

Fun hike with kids! Provides a fun place to refresh in the cool waterfall pool.
Water was flowing nicely when we visited on 6/9/18

This is a great hike! Last time I tried to do this trail it was way way too muddy about halfway up. But today it was perfect! I went around noon and was out for a couple hours, my tracker said 4.5 miles by the time I got back to the car. Make sure to wear sunscreen as there is no tree cover and bring lots of water. It was about 90 degrees today and sunny but I still enjoyed the hike! Pretty easy hike with lots of flat areas and a few hogbacks. Great 360 view at the top!

walking
2 months ago

93 degrees today and barely any shade to speak of on this trail! Tons of barking prairie dogs and pups along the west side of the trail loop and mamma and baby ducks in the pond. Great views, but definitely recommend this hike for a cooler or more overcast day!

on Pineridge Trail

hiking
2 months ago

great, easy to climb trail. good for families or out of towners. the falls were coming down pretty well today which made it nice. went on a Thursday at 11am and the parking lot was nearly full but the trail wasn't overwhelmingly packed.

Beautiful, easy path through areas of Fort Collins I didn’t know were hidden by trees. Great cruising bike ride, too.

2 months ago

Easy trail to hike. Overrated and not as beautiful as I expected from others reviews.

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