Explore the most popular mountain biking 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
16 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.

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

birding
1 month ago

Great, quick walk for people & dogs. About 30 min to complete the loop. Duck & geese watching is plentiful, plus there are these small black birds that perch atop the cat tails to the right of the lake, in a marshy area. They are kind of interesting to watch. Our dogs absolutely love this walk!

walking
2 months ago

It was nice the last time I was here, about 1 year ago. A bit windy in winter. Not sure if the 1 star reviews recently are due to something temporary that may be wrong. I'll have to go check it out. I have taken 3-4 walks here in the past 4 years and enjoyed all of them.

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.

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.

smelly nasty lake with blue green algee and dead fish. go to McKay instead.

This was the most disgusting lake (if you can even call it the) I’ve ever been to. It’s more like a sespool of algae and nasty ness. Smelt like we were in a porta potty. They should fill this in. I hope they don’t get their drinking water from here.

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!

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.

walking
6 months ago

Really a nice walk and in general a fun open space.

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.

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

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.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Pretty spot, but the loop trail is under construction. Now a short out and back. Check construction status before going.

walking
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Definitely a favorite spot to take our dogs off leash. Views are as beautiful. Usually a few people fishing and lots of other friendly dogs. If your dog likes to swim, he'll probably just ask you to leave him there and come back tomorrow...dock for jumping and loads of easy entry places.

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Beautiful sunset walk around Coot Lake with amazing views of the flatirons in the distance.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great easy hike and fishing trip for the family

Friday, May 05, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beautiful views and easy terrain

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Please update as NO DOGS ALLOWED.

walking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great view with plenty of room for pups to run and swim around.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hey all, this spot is "no dogs allowed".

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