Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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.

15 days ago

I love this easy trail around the lake

21 days ago

3.5 miles around the lake. I wanted flat .No shade but it was cloudy and breezy and pretty.

hiking
22 days 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
1 month ago

Nice trail. Great scenery.

walking
1 month ago

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

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!

trail running
2 months ago

Nice views, wildlife and birds, mostly level with lots of people. I live close by so this is my morning run.

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.

This is definitely easy. But you can get some good steps in since the trail circles a pretty big lake. Great view of the mountains. We also saw a lot of prairie dogs and the lake is very nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy flat beautiful, lots of wildlife and an abundance of views.

super easy trail for running, walking, and biking. Not too scenic but a great trail for a quick 3.5 mile run.

trail running
3 months ago

nice loop, pretty with mountains in background. Too much cement on the east side. good in town run.

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.

on McIntosh Lake

hiking
3 months ago

Easy ‘walk in the park.’ About a third of the trail is paved, the rest is very well maintained dirt/sand pathway. Great Rocky Mountain and foothill views that stretch from Fort Collins to Golden. Compliments to the city of Longmont for creating this great local open space.

mountain biking
4 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.

Very nice and well maintained trail. BUT....the directions by Google Maps do NOT take you any where near the trailhead. I access off the park at Lakeview Circle and Lakeshore Drive

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!

Beautiful views, easy walk.

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 :(

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

7 months ago

Best trail in town.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy walk, mostly clear of snow, beautiful views

Every now and then we pick this trail as an alternative to Eagle Wind (on the other side of the road) though generally Eagle Wind is nicer imo. There's a daredevil pilot who hangs out here a lot so you might get to see some of his acrobatics, which is kinda fun.
As is true in this whole area, there are a lot of rattlers here so keep your ears open and your dog close.

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