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

will definately do it again.

Great views! Definitely worth the hike and the tower stairs. Lots of nice spots to rest, and also some great rock overlooks.

However, the last 9 miles of the road to the trailhead are a very bumpy washboard so, be prepared.

Also, it was very busy today - lots of families and dogs. Perhaps a bit too crowded for me and definitely a bit too groomed, including benches along the way, for my taste.

All said and done, a very nice and rewarding couple of hours. A great place to introduce Colorado newbies!

Great hike with lots of good stopping points! Mostly shaded which I can appreciate! Dogs were all on leash which was impressive. The view from the top was amazing & the stairs were not bad at all!! Coming from a 6 month pregnant lady!!

This is my favorite spot. Hiking up to the top is work but once you get there the view from the lookout tower is amazing and worth it. If you are not use to the altitude make sure to take many stops and bring lots of water. You will never regret doing this hike.

Really cool trail! Especially if you’re looking for a hike that isn’t going to take all day. The fire tower was amazing, the views were insane! My boyfriend discovered that he was terrified of heights but definitely worth the climb! Haha.

Great parking at trail head. Good hike with views.

A perfect hike for a time period of about 2 hours! Amazing views at the top! Have hiked this trail multiple times and it never disappoints!

Quick and fun. Did it with my nephews - both 7 years old. They enjoyed the Tower and talking with the Ranger at the top. The views are fantastic.

This review really goes for all of the trails that start at Deer Creek Canyon. I'll echo someone else who said this is a good late start trail, it's my go-to "hangover hike" ;) There are lots of options if you get going and decide you don't have it today or if you want to add on some extra distance. Today I did Plymouth Creek to Plymouth Mountain to the Homesteader trail and I had lots of shade and solitude on PM and Homesteader. I think I was the only person on Homesteader actually, which is pretty bonkers for a trail this close Denver on a Saturday!

PM and Meadowlark both offer great views of the red rocks range and PM has a stunning view of the city framed with trees. It's also a very moderate trail so it's great for dogs and visitors.

Ok for kids? Have twin 9 y/o’s not in climbing shape yet from move

One of my favorites. This can feel longer than it actually is. Lots of hikers today, and climbing to the fire tower is worth it!

Hiked this trail on a Sunday afternoon and didn’t think it was too busy. Well maintained trail, though the gravel can be a little loose in areas. Great view at the top where you can see 100 miles in any direction. We did the hike in about 2 hours, not counting the time we hung out at the top enjoying the view. Be prepared to drive on some bumpy roads to get to the trailhead.

nice view from there.

Have to drive on a rough road to get there, but it's worth it at the top. Make sure you stop in and talk to Billy Ellis!

I hiked this on a Wednesday (8/1/18): no problems parking and not too crowded. The fire lookout and stairs make for an exhilarating and unique payoff for the relatively short but steady climb. It was 3 hours round-trip for us. Really nice.

Amazing!! Can be a bit strenuous at times as it is all uphill but it’s so worth it! If you can, go for sunset!!

Loved it, great weather!

The lookout house is very cool, and the views are a great payoff for the moderate hike. Pretty heavily trafficked, though I went on July fourth.

The view from the top is spectacular and well worth the effort. Take plenty of water and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

The trails don’t have great signage and sometimes your not sure if the road your on is where you should be. I suggest if your going by yourself make sure you tell someone where your riding and make time for wrong turns. The climbs can be difficult at times depending on the erosion or root situation. All in all I love these trails. Lots of long climbs and equally Long descent. Wildlife can also be surprising. Lions, tigers, foxes, coyote, deer elk and bears to start with.

Great views. Get there early and avoid the traffic.

I’ve completed this trail twice now, and I want to keep doing it just for the views! The parking lot gets crowded so do get there early. Bring water, despite this being a 2.5mi hike, you’re heading straight up hill for a big and it can be strenuous for some, especially in the heat. You will not regret this! Would love to return for sunrise.

Beautiful views! I arrived around 7 am and there was sufficient parking but that’s not the same if you get there later than 8. Mr Ellis was super nice and the weather was perfect. I enjoyed the gradual increase in elevation...will definitely do this hike again.

Views at the top are so worth it.

Great hike with amazing views. The hike gains elevation pretty much the whole way up, but there are lots of scenic spots along the trail to stop and catch ones breath. I’d recommend getting to the trailhead before 9 am to avoid the crowds.

This was a great hike for low altitude citizens. I took my 5yr old daughter and niece on it and they both did it fine. I work at a desk and my activity level is pretty low and I did fine. There are benches about every .25 miles to take a rest. The rest spots are beautiful. The hike is well shaded which is nice because the temp was still a bit warm, but there was a nice breeze closer to the top.

Great for a hike with kids! Not too long nor difficult

Very cool to see the tornado damage along the trail as well, there are signs pointing it out.

Easy and worth the trip.

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