This 7.9-mile circular trail is located in Boulder, Colorado called Walker Ranch Loop. It takes an average of 3 hours and 57 minutes to finish this moderately difficult route. Because this is a popular spot for birding, hiking, and mountain biking, you’ll almost certainly run into other people while exploring. The optimum months to visit this trail are from March through November. Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a leash.

A part of Eldorado Canyon State Park and Walker Ranch Park are connected by the wonderful hiking and mountain biking track known as Walker Ranch Loop. Either way can be used to complete the loop. The route starts off flat and gives a great climb before opening up at the top at the Crescent Meadows Trailhead parking lot as you travel counterclockwise from the Walker Ranch Parking Access. From here, there is a two-mile drop back to the trailhead, which is followed by a brief section of very steep steps. Mostly loose soil and gravel make up the trail. The loop features a lovely river and wonderful natural vistas. Outside of Boulder, Walker Ranch Park is a well-liked hangout for outdoor enthusiasts.

This fantastic loop option is accessible from four usable trailheads close to Boulder. The first three are reached through Flagstaff Road, which ascents Flagstaff Mountain’s ramparts. Start by going west on Baseline Road in Boulder. You will soon pass Chautauqua Park on your left as you ascend through lovely homes. Although this park is lovely, it seems to always be full; be aware of people as you walk through this area. The 7.6 miles of winding mountain road to the trailhead from here can take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic. As you continue to ascend Flagstaff Road, you will pass a number of trailheads before reaching the highest point of the road and turning down towards Gross Reservoir. Look for the sizable parking area straight in front of you; it is the main lot, before the road makes a sharp right bend to the reservoir. On crowded summer weekends, it will quickly fill up.