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Best trails in Loveland

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Looking for a great trail near Loveland, Colorado? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 17 easy trails in Loveland ranging from 0.6 to 8.2 miles and from 4,954 to 6,889 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Loveland
Top trails (22)
#1 - Devil's Backbone Nature Trail
Devil's Backbone Open Space
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Please note: this trail may closed seasonally during muddy conditions. Please consult the park's website before visiting. An extension to the Devils Backbone Interpretive Trail. After a short but fairly steep uphill you will enter a rolling plateau that has some awesome views of the CO foothills with Longs Peak in the background. If you're quiet and observant you may see some deer along with other wildlife. For an area that is so close to civilization the quiet and solitude of this place is a nice respite. The views of the Devils Backbone from the summit gives a different view to this geological wonder. There are a number of continuous trails to Devil's Backbone. To the south of the starting area is Morrison Loop which is WHEELCHAIR accessible and about .8 miles. Starting to the north is Keyhole or Wild Loop which is the popular hike of about 2.6 miles.Show more
#2 - Keyhole via Wild Loop Trail
Devil's Backbone Open Space
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
#3 - Devil's Backbone Trail - Extended Route
Devil's Backbone Open Space
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
Note: This trail closes during muddy conditions.Show more
#4 - Sheep Mountain Trail
Viestenz Smith Mountain Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 35 m
#5 - Pinewood Lake Trail
Loveland, Colorado
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Includes Besant Point Trail (2.6 miles) and Shoshone Trail (1.5 miles). Besant Point Trail includes two wheelchair-accessible segments at either end. Requires Larimer County vehicle permit.Show more
#6 - Round Mountain Nature Trail
Viestenz Smith Mountain Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#7 - River’s Edge Natural Area Loop
Loveland, Colorado
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#8 - Mariana Butte Trail to the Top
Loveland, Colorado
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
Part of Loveland's Mariana Butte trail system, the Mariana Butte Trail to the Top starts at the Mariana butte golf course parking lot and travels to the top Mariana Butte. Though the trail is short, it leads to one of the the tallest point in Loveland. Standing at 5269 ft Mariana Butte provides 360 degree views of the area, on one side you will see the rocky mountain front range and devils backbone, on the other side you will is the city of loveland.Show more
#9 - Mariana Butte Loop Trail
Loveland, Colorado
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 40 m
Part of Loveland's Mariana Butte trail system, the Mariana Butte Loop trail starts at the Mariana butte golf course parking lot and loops around Mariana Butte. The first part of the trail provides panoramic views of the front range, while the second part follows the dips down around the butte and loops back to the parking lot. While hiking be sure to take the Mariana Butte trail to the top to enjoy the views from the top of the Butte.Show more
#10 - Lon Hagler Reservoir Trail
Lon Hagler State Wildlife Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h
Note: Dogs are NOT allowed on the WESTERN part of the trail (west beyond both parking areas) between March to August. Please check with the park page for more information. As of July 2020, Colorado is requiring all hikers in Colorado wildlife areas to have a hunting/fishing license before hiking. More info can be found here: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/LandWater/SWA/License-Requirements-SWA-STL-Access-FAQ.pdfShow more
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