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

Wheat Ridge, Colorado Map

Shaded soft trail is great for running. Lots of lovely sounds from the creek and wildlife. Dog loved wading in the water.

Nice to walk by the creek and around lakes— you can add more loops to make the hike longer if you want. Pretty prairie area with flowers and birds

Very nice loop near the Colorado School of Mines campus. Would highly recommend to students looking for a walk to do in between classes.

one of my favorites. great views. relaxing

4 months ago

This was a really fun hike not so much for the fauna or flora but the awesome creek/river bed. There are several beautiful vistas including of the lakes, but the river bed is where all the fun is at.

Easy, relaxing and beautiful.

Very nice, easy trail. Pleasant stroll.

Awesome section of the Clear Creek Train along the Wheat Ridge Greenway. Wide open spaces, narrow wooded lanes. A few bridges and pretty views of the creek. Paved and natural paths running along both sides of the creek through some woods merge onto one paved path as you come out to open space headed west. Lots to do and see!

Lovely, easy walk along the creek that passes several small lakes. Some bikes and others dogs, but pretty quiet for a Sunday afternoon. Easy for all abilities and ages.

Nice soft trail to run on near a little creek and a couple lakes.

Love the ducks, rocks, water and natural beauty of environment, especially amongst industrial scenery. My pup and I love the trail (black line) along the river, we do wish it was off-leash allowed though.
light traffic, on-leash, paved and natural trails.

good walkabout. lots of lakes, dogs, bikes, and gold panning. we walked the gravel path which made it a little more enjoyable. definitely worth doing.

trail running
10 months ago

It was okay. Lots of lakes around.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

This trail is no longer a loop, there is a fence with hole in it on the right side and another on the Left side if you go through the hole and on that side it says "No Trespassing". The river although is amazing!

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Beautiful lakes and river, great for a quick walk. Loved that there was a little dirt trail closer to the river.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gravel or sidewalk through most of it; good place to stretch the legs and several spots to dip your feet in the creek and cool off a minute. The “loop” part of it was closed for construction so we just did out and back, it was still a pretty good way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

trail running
Friday, September 22, 2017

For a city trail, it provides decent views and is very clean and dog friendly. Good for a quick jog or dusk run!

Good for small dogs and puppies

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great trail when you don't have much time and don't wanna drive too far from the city. 2 trails parallel (1 for bikes , 1 for horses and pedestrians). Several lakes. 2 large playgrounds near prospect lake. Saw a snake, lizards , birds butterflies and a dozen different wild flowers

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stay on the black lines, not the red one on this map. Much prettier and more fun. Also shadier. Also, what's posted as the beginning is a no parking zone at the end of the street. Start at prospect park.

Easy loop along the river!

Shady trail close to the water, great for dogs!!

Great for kids or just for a walk. People in the visitor center were very nice, very clean and informative.

Laid back trail, took the dirt path along the creek. Water was moving pretty fast so couldn't really let the dog in much. Didn't see many people until the ponds. Nice place to hang during the week.

Nicely maintained dirt trail and paved bike trail. The creek was high and roaring but not washed out early July. Lots of pretty trees and wild flowers. Wildlife on the lake too!

Cute, somewhat scenic lakes, as well as a small creek. It was moderately trafficked the evening I went and pleasantly shady.

Enjoyed the creek.

For a city trail, not too bad. Highway sounds weren't unbearable and the creek made it nice.

great trail! love it

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