Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Good trail for family’s and seniors. Bathroom facilities along the trail!

Great easy trail to bring sea level guests who enjoy walking and wildlife.

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.

Beautiful trails. One of my favorite place in Littleton.

We took the alternate route and met up w/ CT, Seg 1 @ Lenny’s rest. Stryker (my pup) and I spent the day on this trail. Beautiful aspens in the beginning feeding into quite a bit of elevation and some beautiful views. Lots of great camp sites.

hiking
14 days ago

This was one of my favorite trails. It’s close to town and has a little of everything from, wide open trails, red rock formations, foothill/mountain view’s, full city views, forest covered trail, trees with leaves changing covered trail, small overgrown trail, and a good workout...it has it all. Like others said, don’t be fooled by the strenuous sign it’s accurately a “moderate” trail. Went on a cooler Saturday so didn’t see too many other hikers but suspect it’s much busier on a better weather day. I lucked into a mostly quiet and peaceful hike though. $7 to get into the park or free with your CO parks pass. Plenty of parking and nice to have indoor plumbing bathrooms at the visitor center trailhead. I will definitely be doing this hike again sometime.

Nice quick hike. There was a large amount of bear scat on the trail, so make noise and be safe.

Beautiful views but little no tree coverage for half of the trail so wear a hat and sunblock!

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!!!

Overall an easy yet very lovely hike. I started from the visitor center trailhead and took a left at the fork for the willow creek trail, and completed the South Rim clockwise, which allows for better views in front of you as you hike back north. Trail is in great condition and fall leaves are starting to turn. Fair amount of bear scat around, so do keep your eyes pealed!

hiking
25 days ago

This trail extends way beyond what the map shows and there are tons of choices for paths to take. It’s gorgeous all year round, and it’s right next to the city for easy access. It’s a great way to feel like you’re deep in nature without a long drive OR intense inclines. Mostly flat.

Less of a hiking trail, more of a massive road.

Completed this while I did Meadowlark Plymouth Creek and Plymouth Mountain Trail Loop.

beautiful trail. i came accross a mother dear and her fawn, heard the mice/critters in the bushes most of the way up and even heard elk in the distance at the top. wonderful trail. this park really enforces the leave no trace guidelines and it shows.
also, the signs say it is strenuous, but if you are comfortable with hiking its fine, if you hike often its a breeze. i didn't see any snakes.

trail running
1 month ago

Great little beginner-intermediate trail running or hiking. The views from the top are pretty good for being so close to the city and the red rock formations are really cool too. Definitely a busy-ish trail — I ran into about 20 people on a Monday afternoon. Overall a nice little hike for after work or if you’re trying to stay within an hour of Denver. Note that the park opens at 8am and closes at 7pm. Four stars from me because you have to pay $7 to get into the park.

Like many of the other reviewers, I underestimated the difficulty. The good news is I downloaded the tracks so I had them available. Scrub oak was everywhere and I’ve got lots of scrapes but it was worth it. Beautiful views, several lizards and two prairie rattlesnakes were my reward.

Note to self: get better boots

No goats ... no sheep.

Good trail (road). There is not a lot of shade, so would definitely advise doing it earlier in the day. Was able to see roughly 20-30 mountain sheep, I always enjoy seeing wildlife.

Love this trail! But I prefer biking it to hiking it. I'm always hopeful to see a herd of bighorn sheep and some rams (my mother in law saw a bunch of rams by the dam a couple of months ago). I've seen a few bighorn sheep (loners) and a black bear.

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.

road biking
1 month ago

Biked this today. Good amount of people for a Wednesday morning, but was alone for most of my time out there.
I am not a mountain biker, but enjoy biking so this was a great trail.
Saw a few small sheep and a dead snake.

mountain biking
1 month ago

I’m pretty happy we found this area. We have hiked it and have bikes it. The scenery is absolutely beautiful; you might even spot some sheep on the side of the mountain. It is easy walking it biking.

1 month ago

Fun hike, great view at top.

Breathtaking views, and very well groomed path. Two thumbs up! Definitely recommend this trail!

Great trail! Watch out for mountain lions, rattle snakes, and bears. We saw two piles of bear poop. After 1.8 miles the trail get narrow and over grown brushes. Trail was pretty quiet. Saw only 4 hikers. Loose rock wear proper shoes. Trail mostly in full sun. No dogs allowed on trails. Too dangerous with all the rattle snakes

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.

The view at the summit is just spectacular! Don’t let the strenuous sign steer you away, it’s really not a difficult trail. There is a small section of switchbacks but the straight path toward the end is hardly elevated and serves as a nice stroll through the shade. I had the summit to myself at 9am on a Saturday. Plenty of people were coming up after me though. Overall, this is the perfect trail to get your heart rate up a bit with the reward of a gorgeous 360 view. Climb the rocks and get a good look!

Beautiful scenery. Great place to go for a walk, run, or bike ride! Flat trail, but surrounded by the mountains!

hiking
1 month ago

Despite the elevation gain, this truly is a moderate hike. Stunning panoramic views from the top.

the path walking is so beautiful! I feel sad that unfortunately I didn't find the hike trail, as I see that so many here did find. Hope in the future someone will post pictures that shows the begin of the trail to hike and make give some specific directions. Anyway, it is totally worth to visit this place! I loved it.

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!

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