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Plenty of parking. Well maintained trail. No bikes are allowed on the trail. Didn’t see too many people even though it was the middle of the afternoon. Last quarter mile is a little bit of class 2 hiking, but doable even if you don’t have a ton of experience. Great views at summit. If you do the loop counterclockwise, the elevation gain is super mild. I’d rate it more moderate than hard. I spent about an hour at the summit, started at 2 and was back at my car around 6. Also, all the people saying it’s more like 9 miles... don’t really know what you’re talking about... Having done multiple hikes out of Chautauqua park and getting frustrated with how overcrowded it gets, this is a great alternative that’s not far away from Boulder

hiking
6 hours ago

A nice walk around the creek and enjoy downtown Golden. Although was hoping the water would be clearer so that was a bit disappointed. Lots of people along the trail and almost no one was wearing masks.

hiking
7 hours ago

Forgot how gorgeous this hike is. Was fairly crowded but not nearly as bad as I expected

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 hours ago

Holy leg workout. It’s pretty much uphill the entire way. It’s also pretty technical (lots of rocks, steps, and scrambles). That said, the views at the top make it totally worth it AND you’re rewarded with downhill the entire way back :)

hiking
off trail
rocky
10 hours ago

It’s pretty difficult. It gets a little tricky cause it’s not marked the best when you get down by the river the 2nd time. It’s hard because you start going downhill and lose a ton in elevation then have to gain it all at the end. It’s pretty but does drag towards the end! Beautiful views though and lots of differently landscape views! Reward yourself after by hitting up Avery’s for a beer.

hiking
10 hours ago

A great leg workout, but too busy for my liking. Got there at 7:30A on a Saturday and snagged the last parking spot. Summit is small so it gets crowded quickly. I recommend going early for parking and to have the summit all to yourself.

hiking
10 hours ago

Some good inclines, but you’re hiking along the road most of the time so it doesn’t really feel like an escape into nature.

hiking
11 hours ago

Beautiful trail with great views of the sunset! Not busy on a Monday night.

hiking
11 hours ago

Excellent views. Pass a few meadows with flowers starting to bloom. Option to continue on the trail past an access road (longer than the 9.7 posted). Small parking lot - arrive early.

One lame thing about this trail is you can hear the traffic on I-70 for most of the hike. The bottom of the canyon was awesome but the rest of the hike was average. I think this trail gets such a high rating because it's proximity to Denver. There are much better trails around Colorado.

running
11 hours ago

Busy, but room to pass A great run ... if you like hills

Easy hike—would recommend!

hiking
over grown
rocky
12 hours ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
13 hours ago

Equal parts awesome and difficult. The “stairs” up were brutal at times but the peak was rewarding. Totally worth it. Would recommend starting early and taking sunscreen, some parts are fairly exposed.

This was one of my first hikes and I loved it. My dog also loved that there was water around and lots of shade to cool off. It is quite long but plenty of spots to take a break and relax a little. There are a few rocks you need to climb but that’s always fun. Everyone around was super nice and respectful of distance. Overall loved this hike and highly recommend.

This is a great quick hike. So convenient for a before or after Trader Joe's trip with your children. Less than 1 hour. Full

Quick little hike with a great view of Golden. Recommend for anyone wanting to watch the sunset.

Gorgeous trail! Incredibly busy, had to park on the street. The trail itself isn’t too hard at all and the views at the top definitely make it worth it. Lots of mountain bikers like someone said.

hiking
no shade
14 hours ago

definitely a lot of sun. started around 1030am and most people were leaving. saw some animals. relatively easy inclines.

hiking
rocky
15 hours ago

Awesome trail but pretty difficult. I’m in decent shape and it was a very good workout. Steep and plenty of switchbacks but the views are amazing.

hiking
no shade
rocky
15 hours ago

Hiked No shade but it was cloudy on my way up otherwise would have been much tougher.

Multiple trails start at the base and it was a little tricky to figure out which trail is which. However once on the correct path the trail was easy to follow. About half the hike was on a gravel service road rather than a path through the forest, so I was rather disappointed about that part. Nice views of the reservoir however. Trail was well maintained and was on the easy side of moderate. Parking lot is rather small and was almost full on a weekday.

hiking
rocky
15 hours ago

Very, very challenging hike for the normal hiker. We got it done but it was excruciating going up, especially the last mile (even harder at the last .4). It took us almost 6 hours to complete. Was well worth the views up top, beat I’ve seen in this area. Definitely recommend this hike. Bring extra water for sure! Amazing trail with beautiful views and a lot of woods, so there’s plenty of shade!

hiking
rocky
15 hours ago

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