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.

dog-friendly Park! There are many different trails for just a casual walk or if you want to make it long distance! Would highly recommend.

trail running
7 days ago

Super well-marked, fun trail to run. The elevation gain is gradual enough that it's a good workout, but not killer. Trail is really rocky in some sections, though, which makes running a little more hazardous, but not impossible.

went further today!!

hiking
8 days ago

A very nice trail to start of 2019. Nice views at the top of the trail. Great photo ops.

Lots of people on the trail. Really short hike and not hard at all. It's good for a short day hike.

on Coyote Ridge Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike for winter! Beautiful views with lots of warm sun. No dogs, but fun for kids on bikes. Little steep at times but overall great for the entire fam!

hiking
15 days ago

This was my first Colorado trail. I took my 4 year old boy so needed a small trail so I picked this one. Very flat and although it’s the middle of January, we had to remove our jackets. We saw grassland, rivers and even 5 deer. Very pretty and not too busy. I would have given this trail 5 stars but as I walked in and out all you could smell was the water treatment plant which is right next to the trail. It was very bad. Not sure if it’s always this bad so just keep that in mind.

great day. Busy but, good. I will be back.☺

Great hike in the winter.. Not as many people, no snakes and there is actually a waterfall (frozen today)

No dogs allowed. Easy enough hike with decent views. Better hikes that allow my dog though.

Easy to moderate hike, quick and beautiful.

trail running
20 days ago

it is one of my favorite trails and the prairie dogs are sooo cute

Great little trail with nice views

A nice little loop right in town. Flat trail, very little traffic (done on a Monday) but I was so disappointed to see so much dog poop on/along the trail. Seriously it was like at least every 50 yards, lot of trails seem to be littered with bags that *i hope* people are planning to pick up on there way out but so many piles that no one bothered to even bag here!!Just a responsible dog owner people!!

Great trail for long boarding! Smooth the whole way and it’s got a few neat things to see along the way.

Perfect training for CX or mountain bike sprints. Wide trails for most anyone, plus some singletrack for others. If it's a nice weekend expect a LOT of traffic on the trails and surrounding area trails.

walking
1 month ago

Easy trail in Fort Collins that loops. Has some great views to the river and informative signs about wildlife and environment along the path. Dogs aren’t allowed!

Hiked on 11/28/18. Trail still has some packed snow and ice in spots, but nothing that required spikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful trail for toddlers. Stroller accessible if you have good wheels. We saw lots of ducks, geese, an eagle, a hawk, and prairie dogs. No dogs allowed. Usually closed mid November to March for bald eagle roosting but happened to still be open today.

trail running
2 months ago

Great and easy hike if you don’t mind sharing the trail with lots of bikers. We saw many prairie dogs and mule deer. I’d prefer to go on trails with a little more shade but otherwise is a pretty good trail if you want to get in a short run.

2 months ago

I was really excited to walk the trails with my puppy but since there was no mention of no dogs allowed until getting into it, we weren’t able to go on it.

I'm sort of in between a 3 and 4 on this one.

PROS: Bathroom at start, lots of parking nice trail. Some decent views, although, at this time of year, there was no "falls" to look at. Just a trickle coming down...literally!
CONS: Not specifically a con, but make sure to review the map prior to starting. It connects to the Spring Creek Trail and then Soderberg as well... be mindful of that. All Trails *sometimes* mentions when there are connections and sometimes doesn't. My friend and I went to a dead end due to this. This makes it sound like it is just one name all the way around.

It was decently hard in some spots (elevation gain!) so the designation of moderate is right. My phone app said we went 4.2 miles, however maybe we went longer due to going off course a bit. All in all, decent and a nice hike for a sunny Sunday (no shade) in the fall.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful walking trail for viewing the foliage.

nice trail with a simple incline as you make the turn west towards the big A. Has a decent view on fort Collins and you can also get a good one of the reservoir. Plenty of chances to see prairie dogs along the way and I also saw a snake.

This is a pretty loop hike and is not as highly trafficked as going to the rock.

great trail to run one of my favorites.

walking
3 months ago

Lots of wildlife. Birds and some prairie dogs. Nice little walk with good views.

on Wilcox Trail

walking
3 months ago

Great walk for kids! Plenty to explore-beaver habitat, tall grass meadows, and river critters! We will do this one over and over to see the seasons change!

3 months ago

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