Best trails in Golden

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Looking for a great trail near Golden, Colorado? AllTrails has 91 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Eldorado Canyon State Park or Golden Gate Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Genesee Park. Ready for some activity? There are 59 moderate trails in Golden ranging from 1.4 to 18.1 miles and from 5,639 to 10,337 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Galbraith Loop via Cedar Gulch Trail
Mount Galbraith Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
As of January 2020, users have reported that the summit is closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Note: Bikes are NOT allowed on this trail. Beautiful hike with great views of GoShow more
#2 - Mountain Lion Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Mountain Lion Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more
#3 - Apex and Enchanted Forest Trail Loop
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Note: Apex Park periodically closes in the winter and spring due to mud. Please consult the park's website before visiting. This is a beautiful and popular trail in the Golden, CO area. Be sure to reShow more
#4 - Nightbird Gulch and Mount Galbraith Loop
Mount Galbraith Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
PLESE NOTE: To avoid temporary closures due to COVID-19 and keep our parks open and safe, follow the simple safe practices below. If You’re Sick, Stay Home: Trails and parks should be treated like anShow more
#5 - Beaver Brook Trail
Windy Saddle Open Space Park
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
Beaver Brook trail starts in Golden . Looking down onto Clear Creek, it moves through north forested slopes. After beautiful vistas, it drops into Beaver Brook itself before climbing out to Chief HosaShow more
#6 - North Table Mountain and Rim Rock Loop
North Table Mountain Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
Note: Rim Rock Trail is closed from February 1 through July 31 to wildlife nesting habitat. You can use Table Top Trail as an alternative to make the loop. This short and relatively easy route is parShow more
#7 - Windy Saddle Lookout Mountain Trail
Windy Saddle Open Space Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Windy Saddle Lookout Mountain Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarShow more
#8 - Apex and Pick N' Sledge Trail
Apex Open Space Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 42 m
This is a beautiful and popular trail in the Golden, CO area. Be sure to read the sign and map at the trail head because the trail is on an alternating schedule to accommodate the large number of hikShow more
#9 - Chimney Gulch Trail from Highway 6
Colorow Mountain Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
This trail is an advanced climb to the top of Lookout Mountain. It crosses Lookout Mountain Road several times. Be careful crossing the road. Watch for cars and road cyclists. To add more to this rideShow more
#10 - Windy Peak via Mountain Lion Trail
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Windy Peak via Mountain Lion Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
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