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hiking
7 days ago

This trail is amazingly isolated with incredible 360 views on Nugget Hill of Boulder, the Flatirons, Longs Peak, and the Indian peaks wilderness.

If the trail were more crowded, it would certainly get 3 stars. The rating I'm giving here reflects my personal experience, but it should be noted: the trail quality is absolute garbage for hiking. This is primarily a MTB/MTX trail, and it shows. It's not maintained, has VERY steep sections with screen and loose dirt, and is generally hard to navigate and not comfortable or especially stable.

However - the views at the end are incredible and you'll definitely escape the crowds here, so for me this one was great!

Lovely little trail, lots of fall color right now. Saw a few people but mostly had the trail to myself. Easy enough for my short-legged dog to tag along. I didn't see a lot of poop bags like others have complained about and found this trail to be very enjoyable. Will definitely be coming back and would bring out of state friends!

hiking
10 days ago

A beautiful walk through the forest with minimal elevation gain, but some areas of moderately rocky/uneven footing. Shade is plentiful throughout.

This trail is so pretty and it is a very entertaining hike everyone in my family loves it including the dogs. The creek is so fun to play in together!

This is a beautiful trail but I would not call it lightly used, especially on the weekend. Once you get past the campers people and dogs begin to thin out but we pretty much constantly had to move off to side to let others pass. Everyone was really polite and every dog we encountered was well behaved (got lots of compliments on our 3

Great views along the river!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful hike for all ages. One of my favorites. We went during the week and got there early, so very low traffic. Just enough elevation towards the end to get good exercise.. However, as other reviewers commented on, the beauty was marred by the sight and smell of dog bags discarded along the trail. Dog owners, PLEASE dispose of your dog waste responsibly! It is so unfair to those of us that are there to enjoy the sights and scents of the forest, not smelly dog poop bags that have been sitting abandoned in the sun.

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
1 month 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
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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.

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