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

3 days ago

Really unique rock formations. Coyote song is an easy trail, some inclines but nothing crazy. If you take the Lyons Back trail towards columbine trail it gets pretty steep. You can also go off path a lil and climb up to the ridge. Views were awesome, would not recommend the ridge climb to kids or anyone unsure of physical ability. Def go again, quick drive from Denver.

This trail is definitely wrowherengly marked as a moderate trail – it’s super easy. The trail doesn’t actually go up any kind of steep incline until the very last part of the hike (I went clockwise on the trail) and even then I would say it’s nominal. It’s wise w packed down dirt – there are no boulders to come over or loose gravel to contend with and very few actual steps.. There is almost no shade so I would recommend bringing water and sunscreen and I would definitely advise against doing this trail in the height of summer when the day is at it’s hottest.. A portion of the trail runs next to heavily traversed Road where cars are coming at a high rate of speed, so keep that in mind if you were walking a least dog. I’m glad I did it, but it wasn’t much of a work out. I likely won’t be back.

This was a hidden gem that I should probably write a bad review so no more people decide to visit! Really lovely hike and close by. Every turn was another breath taking view. This will become one of our regular hikes.

Did this in Early August and whew it was hot!!! Pretty amazing all the different types of environment you see here, from rocky hill with scrub bushes, to sudden forrest, down to dusty feeling grassy plains. In peoples backyards. If you’re going to do the short loop, bear in mind 1) bears 2) there isn’t a lot of shade 3) if you want more elevation up and then a smoother down, start out on the North side and go counterclockwise!!!

Had to cut this hike short due to bears. There’s a sign at the trailhead about recent bear activity but there were a number of people on the trail so I started the hike. After passing several people warning of the bear spotted that morning, I looped over to meadowlark trail and called it a day. May want to wait on this hike for a while. (Bear was spotted morning of 9/26)

Nice and relatively easy, with great views and dog accessible.

Short. Easy. Some good pics. Not a real challenge.

Beautiful trail with several changes in terrain and scenery. Rated as moderate, but my six year old made the loop just fine. We’re definitely adding this to our list of regulars.

Had fun, very dog friendly. Would recommend a day that's not too hot.

Narrow at times. Difficult to pass.

More of a outdoor walk than hike but really pretty. Definitely go on a cool or overcast day as there is no shade. I also recommend not taking a stroller or bikes for small kids.

Beautiful views throughout the walk. Quiet and peaceful.

Nice hike...lots of people and mountain bikers. My advice is to stay on trails that bikers arent allowed if you are hiking. Nice views but didnt see a waterfall.

Really neat trail. Great views from up top. Brought our 4 year old along and he handled this trail just fine. Only thing that kept it from 5 stars was the large amount of traffic. Granted this was about 8:30am on Labor Day.

Great hike for first timers! Pretty okay scenery and nice amount of inclines to feel like you did something.

Beautiful views in all directions! Gentle slope, not to tough of an incline. Love this trail!

This hike has beautiful rock formations and an easy to follow trail for my kiddos from the east coast. There were lots of dogs on the trail which was a bonus for us. Beautiful wildflowers and plants to look at. It was very hot with very little shade but there were bathrooms and water fountains at the beginning and end of the trail. I’d definitely recommend it for a short hike.

Phenomenal! The trails are beautiful to behold and the views of the valley are spectacular!

Phenomenal! The trails are beautiful to behold and the views of the valley are spectacular!

easy little loop with some views and birds. definitely a quickie but just nice to get out and get moving! lots of people catching fish :)

This trail is magnificent! Every time I made a turn a new view would take my breath away. Bikers and hikers on the trail were friendly. One of the prettiest trails I’ve ever been on! Truly not to be missed.

Good hike in the front range. Not a lot to it and the N side has very little coverage so be aware. Nice views of the city when youre at the peak but for the most part not a lot to it and kind of bland.

chill hiking, nothing too intense, plenty of shade, nice views. *****

Loved this hike! Great way to acclimate to higher elevations for my vacation in Colorado. Beautiful sweeping views, pretty songbirds, clean and well maintained!

1 month ago

The trail is beautiful and the scenery is inspiring. It is an easy trail for families.

As a trail runner, I found Meadowlark to be awesome - a nice variety of shade & sun, not too steep and technically easy. When you get to Plymouth Creek portion, however, this is more of a washout than a trail. huge boulders, giant steep steps. I walked up and down it due to how difficult it is. It's a good workout but pretty unpleasant if you're trying to run. I didn't get through the full 2nd loop but found the early stages (turning left off Plymouth Creek as soon as I could) to be lovely. I will try it again but will have low expectations on speed. It got pretty busy by 8:30a so it's a good morning route.

on Harriman Lake Trail

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1 month ago

Wonderful birding! Watch for migration season and check out what is on the lake. There is little to no shade on this trail, so go early in the morning or later in the afternoon - in the summer. Fall and winter aren't too bad - windy. Great foothills sunsets to be enjoyed. Great hike for training little ones and big ones to build endurance for longer hikes as the seasons change.

2 months ago

Peaceful but nothing special about the views

Elk Loop is closed. Its an In and Out

cougar was sighted at base of grizzly drive after an evening hike. other than that trails are in great shape and the creek is running.

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