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

Great combination of open field and shade from the trees. Path was well marked and the sand was good for the dogs. Not busy at all Sunday afternoon. Great easy trail.

Easy trail for sure. Good portion of it shaded. Great for kids or for trail running. Well marked trail with nice views. Good place to take out of Townes not used to the elevation.

4 days ago

This was a great hike with versatile scenery. You had meadows, mountain views, walking in the woods, open area. We saw wild turkey. It wasn’t difficult nor too easy to hike. There were log benches scattered on the trail and easy signs to follow. Yes there is horse poop along the trails but just step aside. We went on a Sunday midday and there were people but not crowded. We plan to make this a regular one.

This was a great 5.5 miles venture, 2.3 miles was the upper loop. There was a couple other out and back trails, not included in the 5.5 miles. Took two moderately active people an hour and 45 minutes. Saw a coyote.

Great easy trail with scenic views. Some nice shade along the way

Great trail, very scenic. The service road going to the top nearly killed me

I would rate this more on the easy side -a pleasant walk. Nice views from the top.

This has been our favorite trail so far. We hiked the entire path with our dog and sons (ages 7 & 9). The scenery was beautiful and the path was perfect. It wasn’t too hilly and very doable for kids. When you hit the split path sign, I definitely recommend taking the Stairway to Heaven. It added a little bit of distance but it was well worth the extra effort. Everything was very well-marked and there weren’t too many other people. Oh, but you do need to watch out for horse poop. We will definitely be returning to this trail.

Nice Trail. Signs were very easy to follow.

One of my favorite hikes! This morning I trekked up Spruce Mountain, then down the steep, rocky service road to the Greenland Trail. Doing this nice 5-6 mile loop allows you such varied terrain: stunning overlooks from up high down through serene scrub oak and pine forest to beautiful prairie and meadows below. Lovely!

1 month ago

Beautiful little hike, about 5.5 miles. Went today at about 8 AM and there was very little traffic on the trail. Came down about 1030 and there was a few more people coming up but not crowded at all. Horses, bikes, and hikers all had plenty of room from what I saw. I felt the trail itself was easy, but for those who aren't experienced the first 1.5 miles could probably be a little more tiring.

1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes

1 month ago

I love this hike! Nice trail and excellent views.

This trail is probably lightly trafficked because it's not easy to find the trailhead or several of the landmarks along the way. For our group of five adults, that meant that what should have been an 11-mile hike (5.5 miles each way) turned into almost 16 miles of hiking. We had a guidebook AND instructions printed from the internet, and we did eventually make it to the crash site. It's the early part of the hike that's confusing. Once we got on our way (with continual checking of our instructions), we did better. We also brought chalk with us to mark our turns and make our return trip more straightforward.

The hike itself was lengthy but enjoyable. It was a little strenuous at times, especially for those not accustomed to the altitude. Some sections were a little slippery with scree, so poles were useful. We hiked on a Saturday and although there were a decent number of people hiking around the Palmer Lake reservoirs, we only saw one family and a single hiker once we got on our trail. When we reached the crash site we ran into a dad and two young boys who had reached the site by taking a 4WD road from the North side and then only hiking about 2.5 miles.

Bring plenty of water with you in case your hike ends up longer than expected.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Really great trail for the whole family. Everyone smiled, everyone worked, and everyone was hungry when it was over. We'll definitely be back.

Great trail. I would say a good amount of this trail is shaded! Views are beautiful.

Beautiful and close to the south Denver Metro. The trail is very well maintained. Minimal elevation change. I would call this a nice longer (5 mile loop) walk before I would call it a hike. As a non-mountain biker, it looked like it would be a lot of fun to bring a bike to. Also very horse friendly. There are benches and picnic tables all along the trail. Nice place for a picnic but no challenge for a hiker.

It’s a good hike, great views, sadly no shade, wear a hat. It’s rocky at the top and views of Pikes Peak are amazing! Enjoy, not hard at all.

Beautiful trail. Gets strenuous near the top. Views payoff!

Easy trail with nice views. No shade whatsoever.

Super easy trail. Not a lot is shade. Would be perfect early morning or evening.

2 months ago

Such a fun hike! Beautiful views of Pikes Peak and cool rock formations and not much elevation gain. The 5.5 miles goes by pretty quickly!

Beautiful open area with views of the hills and rock formations. So many wild flowers. This is a very easy trail, would not call this moderate. You go in and out of shade, which is nice.

Nice hike with great views

Enjoyed a great hike, views are amazing up on top, the 5.5 miles is pretty easy with lots of switchbacks.

Quite challenging, but worth it for the incredible views.

2 months ago

Fun family hike. Great views of the Rampart Range and peaks in the area.. Lots more to explore on the trails in the area. We will be back.

excellent views. quiet and easy trail in most places.

Really beautiful hike! I just moved here so the elevation is something still I'm working to get used to, but it was still a fun, beautiful hike! I definitely will be going back! There were plenty of mothers with their kiddos either hiking with them, on their back, or in strollers.

The photos of this hike to not do it justice in my opinion! It is absolutely beautiful. We saw horses, deer and turkeys. Definitely a hidden gem of a town/trail we were glad to discover!

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