Rabbit Mountain Hike
Rabbit Mountain is large wide-open park just north of Longmont and south of Lyons off of Hwy 66. The park boasts a total trail miles of 6.1 and is open to hikers, leashed dogs, equestrians, and bicyclists.
I recommend heading for the Eagle Wind Loop Trail, 2.5 mile loop. After you head up the trail from the parking lot, you’ll reach the service road and then begin the Eagle Wind trail. It is not a super steep incline at any point but there is an incline. The trail winds through open meadow to mountain brush and ponderosa pines giving multiple views to the western mountains and then east to the cities.
Rabbit Mountain is great for families, a scenic run, a fun dog walk. The best times of year are winter, late spring, and early summer. The park has some interesting geologic formations and a bounty of wildflowers in spring.
Be aware that the trails can be muddy, especially on those warm sunny winter days.
Check out Boulder County Parks and Open Space for more information on the park.