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

trail running
14 days ago

This is a fun run, though I've never done the east end beyond 119. Running through Longmont, you'll pass a number of bodies of water, decent shade, and the St. Vrain. Some of the trail to the near west of Main St. is not repaired. This is a must-do trail if you are visiting Longmont.

trail running
14 days ago

The reservoir trail is nice for a cool down walk after running. The Open Sky Loop nearby is a 4.9 mile or so dirt trail that is ideal for horseback riding but is a good running trail as well. Beware as there is no cover for almost all the trail. There are great views of the mountains.

Nice local trail, the river and trail have moved from how they are marked on the app after the 2013 flood.

Went to walk the dog on easy terrain. It was very cold more so than usual. This trail is easy and has nice views of the Front Range.

A dog-friendly (though on leash) trail near Longmont/Lyons. Views are ok, not much shade, but the best bet to get out on a quick hike with the pup close to home. Closed Monday through Wednesday in December and January (maybe November as well).

Good trail. A bit rocky up the overlook side. Be sure if you footing. If you take a dog, bring your own waste bags. Nice sunset.

road biking
2 months ago

One of the best places for a leisurely bike ride in Longmont. Not many people. It passes right by Golden Ponds, so that is a fun detour. On a still day, the ponds photograph really well with Longs Peak towering in the distance. The long stretches at the eastern end, right before the Weld County side, can be quite exposed and intimidating in the summer heat.

Love LOBO trail! Scenic, nearly all dirt path from Boulder to Longmont. There are certain areas under canopy of trees in cute neighborhoods, but it's largely exposed. It's a hilly route if you are comparing it to the ride along the Diagonal, but can be handled without changing gears much. Watch for signs directing you back to the trail at the few points in which it emerges into the city and the trail is on streets/sidewalks.

walking
2 months ago

great views of the mountains, pretty little lake. easy to walk, I usually take my dog and do 2 laps but sometimes I go alone and do 3 or 4 for fun. the path is pretty wide so don't need to worry too much about people like me that are just strolling around if you want to go faster. lots of benches to sit on and enjoy the scenery. my only complaint is the number of people that bag up there dogs waste and then leave the bags on the ground.

walking
3 months ago

Very relaxed walk with great views!
Just keep an eye out for snakes.

no shade. nice that dogs must be on leash. no poop bags available be sure to bring your own. rocky trail with fairly good incline especially for beginner. go on a cool day!

hiking
4 months ago

in the past we used this trail a lot. However, a couple of years ago, it started being patrolled daily by the city of Boulder animal control ticketing people for dogs swimming and being off leash. In the newspaper, they bragged of being there pretty much all of the time. It is under the control of the city of Boulder so those rules apply, and are very different from the Boulder County rules we were all following. it was just a convenient little county park. Too bad it became a highly - policed place to play with your dogs.

Not really a pretty trail but nice views at the outlook.

Great trail for running! I’m training for a half marathon and did 11 miles, could have done more if needed. Great views and refreshing creeks along the way. Definitely bring water with you, not much shade!

This is a nice easy walk with beautiful Mountain views. Flat with little incline anywhere. Part of the loop is closed April through August 31 for bird nesting area. Saw two herons...looked like great blue but not quite sure. Enjoyable and pleasant

loved it! we even heard and saw a bald eagle! 1st hike for our Blue Heeler, abs she loved it.

Fun trail but I’d rate this moderate vs. easy if you are a new hiker or going with kids and/or pets. There is quite an incline! Our kids and dogs LOVED this trail but if it’s too hot out, you may want to steer clear, because there is absolutely no cover - 100% direct sunlight, very dry trail. 2 benches to stop and rest: one is halfway up and another at the top. Nice rocky pathways in some areas, cactus to see, a few trees, views are gorgeous! Watch out for rattlesnakes though. We didn’t see any, but there were signed warnings everywhere.

hiking
5 months ago

Dog owners please be cautious! Unfortunately last night our dog was bit by a rattlesnake in the tall grass around Coot Lake. We LOVE this area and go there 3-4 times a week and never had an issue until last night.

walking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Great scenery.

The weather was nice and warm on the way up but got cold and rainy on the way down. The hike is scenic and close to Longmont. Very rocky trail though. Great views at the lookout point.

You can pick up this trail at any point, and there are a few parking lots along the way. Walking southwest, you can see the Boulder Flatirons for the majority of the time. There is a creek along the path at points, as well as a small lake. This is a great easy hike for those new to hiking or perhaps going on or after a date. Great overall!

Nice wide open space with lots of happy dogs and a lake. no elevation to speak of so not really a work-out, but certainly beautiful.

Beautiful views! My 4 year old enjoyed and the flowers, grasshoppers and ladybugs along the way!
There isn’t much shade so I’d recommend going on a cooler day or overcast.

Nice pleasant hike with a lake and lots of happy dogs in it. Best during the week.

I had a great hike with my friend & my two dogs. we all enjoyed it, our first time here. great views, perfect breeze, good for all skill levels.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Nice connection trail between Boulder and Longmont. Trails follow along open space and through some residential areas in Niwot and Gunbarrel. Follow trail along 119 for a bit until you get up to longmont. Follow trail south past Twin Lakes to take you into north Boulder. Lots of birds and prairie dogs along the way and have seen coyote and deer as well. Easy to bike or to walk/trail run.

Nice short evening hike with the dog. We saw a few deer so I very much recommend not letting your dog off leash.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ok short hike on the front range. However, I was forever having to drag my dogs away from piles that other owners have left- not pleasant!

Nice hike with just a little short uphill that’s a little rocky but easy. Lots of people and dogs. Parking lot has restroom, trash & recycling, & picnic tables. Be warned that parking lot is small and even though it may seem reasonable to park in the area signed for trailers as several people were doing, DO NOT do it! I got a $35 parking ticket :(

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