The Lefthand Greenway is a diagonal path along its namesake creek in southern Longmont. It begins at a juncture with the St. Vrain Greenway
, a scenic 8-mile route across the city. From there, you'll head southwest past the Harvest Junction Shopping Center, then through open rural countryside. The trail is generally flat with short stretches of moderate grade.
Short spurs will take you to the Longmont Recreation Center, as well as the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center (both are located on Quail Road). After passing Main Street, the views become more residential. You'll pass Kanemoto Park with its pagoda-like Tower of Compassion, where you'll also find play areas, picnic spots and restrooms. Further along, Lefthand Creek Park offers basketball and volleyball courts, a playground, picnic shelters and climbable sculptures.
Parking is available at several points along the way:
- Harvest Junction Shopping Center (Emery Street and Ken Pratt Boulevard)
- Longmont Recreation Center (310 Quail Road)
- Longmont Museum & Cultural Center (400 Quail Road)
- Kanemoto Park (off S. Pratt Parkway)
- Left Hand Creek Park (off Creekside Drive)
By combining the Lefthand and St Vrain trails in both directions, you can make a 21 mile loop that goes through neighborhoods, parks and open spaces. Great day on the trails!