Explore the most popular walking 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.

walking
17 days ago

Nice trail. Great scenery.

walking
23 days 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 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
3 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.

6 months ago

Best trail in town.

hiking
6 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.

walking
7 months ago

As city trails go, this is a really good one. Excellent views of Longs Peak, the Indian Peaks, etc. Great birds: blue heron, pelicans, coots, merganzers and a year-round nesting pair of bald eagles. It's a vibrant city park with lots of people having fun fishsing, supping, kayacking, slacklining, hammocking, biking. There's even a short spur up to an old farmstetad museum where you can hang out with goats, ponies, cows and chickens. If you live in the area, make a point of visiting this park .

Easy trail, narrow in some parts. Very dog friendly which was awesome. Good casual hike.

nice for what it is...a local, flat, pretty 3.5 mile walk

hiking
9 months ago

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.

birding
9 months ago

Easy flat walk around a reservoir with open space all around and flatirons and foothills in the background to the west. Saw a bald eagle and lots of waterfowl.

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