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well maintained trail. not too hard but not too easy. I did the whole thing and was definitely tired by the time I got back to the trailhead. minor elevation changes.

It was an awesome hike along the river. Some awesome campsites off to the sides. It is a bit busy along those but once you are about half a mile in, it’s beautiful and pretty much empty. We would definitely hike here again.

We didn't do this. impossible to find, not marked and we went to Switzerland trail instead. Couldn't tell at one point if it was someone's house

It was a nice walk. My ten year old husky thought the trail down was fun and the walk back up a little bit tougher. We had a nice time and would do it again.

hiking
22 days ago

I do A LOT of hiking with my pup and I’ve never found a single tick on her in Colorado— until this hike. I pulled 9 ticks off my dog and one off myself. Avoid this place like the plague if you have a dog or don’t want to bring ticks back into your car/home. On a positive, the view at the peak was great, but absolutely not worth it.

trail running
26 days ago

Nice trail. Unlike most others the downhill starts at the beginning. Lots of biting flies so make sure you bring bug spray. Plenty of places to put your feet in the water. Trail is smooth and great for trail running.

Amazing views. Low traffic. Just straight nature. Loved it. Took my dogs and it tires them out

We did this hike yesterday and loved it. Family friendly, peaceful. Will definitely do it again.

trail running
1 month ago

Trail is great. Road to trail is not the best and full of bikers.

Trail of Poop. We hiked this trail on 6/16/18. Every 10-20 feet there was a bag of dog poop next to the trail. Or just a pile of poop. Ick! What kind of people do this? You choose to bring your dog, you get to carry away it's poop. Don't subject the rest of us to it. I am a dog lover, but this was just too much.

Skip this gross trail. We've never seen anything this disgusting anywhere else.

hiking
1 month ago

At first, I thought the trailhead was someone’s driveway-nothing is marked. The trail is great and is also used by dirt bikers (although I didn’t mind). Definitely very rocky and the incline is relentless. I love that it isn’t well-known.
Some sites say the trail is closed since the flood but I didn’t see any signs indicating this so I went for it!

camping
2 months ago

Love this trail. Camped along the creek Sunday night and a mountain lion entered our camp and chewed the strap off my friend’s backpack. Be alert!

hiking
2 months ago

make sure to stay on the right trail!! I accidentally went to the left in the area where 2 different trails meet!! make sure to look for the sign for trail 509, it will be a sharp right going straight up! it's a real pain in the ass but worth the view from the top. the trail to the left goes on to a national Forest trail and will have yellow signs indicating as such; not sure the name of this trail yet (if someone knows hit me up) and it has some nice views on this small look I ended up doing, but doesn't lead up to the peak of nugget Hill!! the views at the top of nugget are way better and definitely worth the sunburns and sweat :) also agree with everyone else this is NOT a moderate trail, so bring lots of food and water!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail, some uphill but not too strenuous

very nice trail

The trail takes you on a nice stroll through the woods and along the creek. Numerous campsites line the first stretch of trail. It’s well worth continuing uphill to Miller’s Rock. It’s a scramble to the top but the views of the Indian Peaks and Longs Peak are hard to beat.

hiking
2 months ago

While the views were nice, the trail itself is steep and difficult to keep solid footing on as it is mostly loose rocks and gravel (and I am very sturdy on my feet). There were few other hikers but I did come across three dirt bikers which was not ideal.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail today with my 2 year old. I carry her in the backpack, and this trail was perfect for that! Not too strenuous, but still worked up a little sweat carrying 40 lbs of toddler and snacks. Beautiful views, densely wooded and next to a stream the whole way. We only ran into a few other people, which made the drive worth it in overpopulated Colorado!

Pretty hike along the water. went early in the morning and no one around.

great trail with lots of places to relax by the water

Easy hike, shaded.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great trial. Just went out and back with Boy Scouts backpacking. Some felled trees, but took care of two of the three of them. The ice is now gone except at one creek passage (you can go around). Super fun and easy hike to get you out of the day-to-day.

Only disappointment is the number of people who think they can camp between the water and the trail. Enforcement would be nice.

Good butt burn. Little hard to find the trail head - sneaks up on you

Love this shady trail. It’s perfect for summer days and hiking with your dog. There is access to water the whole trail:)

3 months ago

Great hike. Intense work out, beautiful 360 views at the top. Looks like it was an old road and is now used for dirt bikes. I had to stop a few times and move to the side for riders but once the smoke from the dirt bikes cleared away it was peaceful and calm. The views at the top were well worth it. Would also rate this as hard, it’s pretty steep. Definitely recommend!

hiking
3 months ago

Personally, I would rate this trail on the harder side. It’s steep and rocky going up, but absolutely worth it! The views are so incredible! Very glad I didn’t wear my hiking sandals and went with my boots instead due to the sand and gravel. At the first fork, go left to stay on the trail. After mini pride rock, once you hit the grassy open area, stay to the right and go straight up. The views from the end of the trail/summit are amazing and 360 degrees of beauty. When I got up there, the universe blessed me with a gorgeous rainbow. I only saw 3 other small hiking groups and I was there for 5 hours. If you want a workout, hike this trail!

hiking
3 months ago

I got to the trailhead about 11am on a Monday (04/16) and only crossed paths with a handful of people. I loved that the trail offered areas of dense tree coverage, enormous boulders and rock walls, and views of the creek from above and at ground level. There were only a few icy spots left.
*I used this app to pull up directions on Google Maps however it directed me to turn too soon at a place where there was no actual turn. So, if you use google maps drive past where it tells you to make the final turn, go right at the fork and you'll find the sign for the parking lot on your right about .5 mile from where Google told you to turn.*

hiking
4 months ago

4/9- beautiful hike. Still some snow and ice in areas. We put on spikes after about a quarter mile and only needed them in some spots but were glad to have them! An easy walk through the woods. Mostly flat. The river goes along side the trail the whole way. The forest reminded me of hikes I’ve done in the PNW. A very peaceful setting. Saw lots of moose and bear tracks.

nice trail. many icy spots this time of year. Be sure to wear spikes.

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