Black Forest, CO Running Trails and Maps

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Arkansas Riverwalk Trail

7 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Austin Bluffs Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Colorado Springs)

1.4 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

9.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Big Dry Creek Trail (Littleton)

5.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Briargate Trail

2.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

C-470 Bikeway

36 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Castle North Trail

0.82 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Centennial Link Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

40 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Cherry Creek Spillway Trail

3.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Clement Park Lake Trail

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Coal Mine Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Columbine Trail

4.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Cook Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Cottonwood Creek Trail (CO)

6.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel

Crews Gulch Regional Trail

2.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Dutch Creek Regional Trail

3.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

East Plum Creek Trail

6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Foothills Trail (CO)

6.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion

Fountain Creek Regional Trail

10.8 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Fountain Creek Trail

4.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Greenwood Gulch Trail

1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Hangman's Gulch Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Happy Canyon Trail

4.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

71 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

Homestead Trail (CO)

9.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Kipling Trail

11.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

LaForet Trail

2 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

Lee Gulch Trail

4.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Legacy Loop

10 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Lilley Gulch Regional Trail

2.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Littleton Community Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Gravel

Manitou Incline

1 mi
State: CO
Boardwalk, Dirt

Massey Draw Regional Trail

1.64 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Springs Greenway

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mesa Valley Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Midland Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Mineral Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Narrow Gauge Trail (CO)

2 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

New Santa Fe Regional Trail

17 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand

North Douglas Creek Trail

1.25 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Palmer Mesa Trail

3.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Pikes Peak Greenway Trail

15 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Piney Creek Trail

10 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Platte River Trail (CO)

28.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete

Powerline Trail (CO)

2.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Railroad Bed Trail

2.1 mi
State: CO
Dirt

Rock Island Trail (CO)

14.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Rockrimmon Trail

1.3 mi
State: CO
Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Regional Greenway

14 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sand Creek Trail

9.2 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Sanderson Gulch Trail

4.8 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Shooks Run Trail

3.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Sinton Trail

2.9 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Skyline Trail

1.5 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Stetson Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Templeton Gap Trail

4.42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Toll Gate Creek Trail

6.3 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Upper Gold Camp Road

15 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel, Sand

Weaver Gulch Regional Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Dirt

West Toll Gate Creek Trail

3.3 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

Westerly Creek Trail

4.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

6.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Woodmen Trail

2.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Cañon City, Colorado, is a recreation destination popular with whitewater rafters and rock climbers. Two notable attractions also bring visitors to the city: the nearby Royal Gorge Bridge spans the...
CO 7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Students of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs will appreciate the Austin Bluffs Trail. It runs through the campus, connecting the north and east sides of the school. The trail travels...
CO 2.1 mi Concrete
Just south of downtown Colorado Springs, the Bear Creek Trail provides a short connection from Bear Creek Regional Park to Interstate 25. On the other side of the highway, you can pick up the Pikes...
CO 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Bear Creek Trail provides a taste of the country in the city, connecting downtown Denver with the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way, enjoy scenic views of woodlands, meadows and Bear Creek,...
CO 9.1 mi Concrete
Big Dry Creek Trail provides a pleasant connector between the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, two jewels in the trail network of the greater Denver area. Although the trail is...
CO 5.4 mi Concrete
The Briargate Trail is located in northern Colorado Springs, beginning at the athletic fields of John Stone Park. From there, this pleasant trail travels southeast through residential areas for just...
CO 2.5 mi Concrete
The C-470 Bikeway—also known as the C-470 Trail and Centennial Trail in Douglas County—provides open views of the Colorado foothills as it follows the southwestern segment of Denver's beltway. Along...
CO 36 mi Concrete
The Castle North Trail provides a safe, non-motorized connection between the Castle Rock Community Recreation Center and Castle North Park. The paved pathway cuts right through the heart of the...
CO 0.82 mi Asphalt
The Centennial Link Trail, parts of which were formerly known as the Little Dry Creek Trail, lives up to its name by providing a useful link between the outskirts of Littleton and Centennial, forming...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker,...
CO 40 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Cherry Creek Spillway Trail offers wide open views with the Denver skyline as a distant backdrop. Along the way, recreational opportunities abound as the path winds through Aurora's Wheel Park and...
CO 3.1 mi Concrete
The Clement Park Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail around the Johnson Reservoir in suburban western Littleton. The trail is paved and lit, and takes users around the sixty acre lake and into the...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
The Coal Mine Trail is a short sidepath trail that connects the Columbine Trail with the Dutch Creek Regional Trail, running for most of its length alongside Coal Mine Avenue in the suburban community...
CO 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Columbine Trail runs across the eastern edge of the suburban community of Columbine, paralleling the busy S Platte Canyon Road. This paved trail serves as an important resource for local...
CO 4.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cook Creek Trail is a short, paved trail located in the suburban community of Lone Tree. The trail originates in Cook Creek Park, home to a local pool, tennis courts, and a portion of the Willow...
CO 2 mi Concrete
The Cottonwood Creek Trail stretches over 6 miles across northern Colorado Springs with a mix of residential views and open vistas. At Rangewood Drive, the trail forks; the northern branch runs along...
CO 6.1 mi Concrete, Gravel
The Crews Gulch Regional Trail travels through the community of Security-Widefield, southeast of Colorado Springs. Thanks to its proximity to Fort Carson, the area residents are largely military...
CO 2.7 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Dutch Creek Regional Trail provides an opportunity to experience some natural beauty and tranquility amidst the suburban surroundings southwest of Denver. Currently running for a shade over three...
CO 3.2 mi Concrete
The East Plum Creek Trail begins in a field across the street from the Native Legend Open Space. It goes through an underpass under Meadows Blvd near Castle Rock Middle School. The next few miles of...
CO 6 mi Asphalt
The Foothills Trail runs along Colorado Springs' western border at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. You'll begin near Oak Valley Ranch Park and travel south along an irrigation channel,...
CO 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Accordion
Update: Several areas on the Fountain Creek Regional Trail have been impacted by flooding issues. Two repair projects have been scheduled in the first part of 2018 and sections of the trail near...
CO 10.8 mi Dirt
The Fountain Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through the northeastern neighborhoods of Pueblo. At its southern end, the paved pathway ties into the Arkansas River Trail, which runs east-west...
CO 4.7 mi Concrete
The Greenwood Gulch Trail is a short paved trail that runs along the path of its namesake gulch in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.  The trail offers residents the chance to experience a little...
CO 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Hangman’s Gulch Trail runs along Hangman’s Gulch, a dry stream in Castle Rock. The trail starts at Castle Rock Recreation Center, where it connects to the Woodlands Bowl Open Space on the other...
CO 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Happy Canyon Trail runs for just over 4 miles through the communities of Centennial, Cottonwood and Parker on the southern outskirts of Denver. To the north, the trail begins at in the Cherry...
CO 4.3 mi Concrete
The High Line Canal Trail is a popular stretch of path through Denver's southside suburbs, winding for 71 miles between Aurora and Roxborough State Park. The trail is owned and operated by Denver...
CO 71 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
The Homestead Trail winds its way through Colorado Springs, intersecting with some of the area's most prominent trails as it goes. The trail currently exists in two close but disconnected pieces. The...
CO 9.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Kipling Trail sits beside Kipling Parkway/ State Route 391 extending from Lakewood to Littleton, southwest of Denver. While there’s enough miles to offer a good workout, or to run errands between...
CO 11.6 mi Asphalt
Two segments of the LaForet Trail are currently complete, offering 2 miles of pathway in northern Colorado Springs, just outside the United States Air Force Academy. The western segment is a...
CO 2 mi Concrete, Dirt
In comparison to some of the lengthy, fantastic trails in the southern suburbs of Denver, the Lee Gulch Trail may not seem like anything special. However, it offers a wonderfully useful off-road...
CO 4.6 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Legacy Loop is a ten-mile system of greenways ringing around downtown Colorado Springs. The trails serve to highlight the waterways and picturesque landscape that are such a core part of the...
CO 10 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A short, but useful suburban trail, the Lilley Gulch Regional Trail helps to connect numerous neighborhoods in the community of Columbine with local parks and schools, and provides a safe and off-road...
CO 2.2 mi Concrete
Built on the site of the historic "City Ditch" in Littleton, which is over 150 years old (portions of which are still in use today), the Littleton Community Trail provides a short but pleasant urban...
CO 2.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Manitou Incline is a very unusual rail-trail. Built along a former cable car line, the trail goes straight up the side of a mountain, climbing about 2,000 feet over its one-mile length! It was...
CO 1 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
The Mary Carter Greenway (a.k.a. Arapahoe Greenway) runs for 8 miles along the South Platte River from Chatfield State Park near Columbine north to Englewood. Here it meets up with the Platte River...
CO 8 mi Asphalt
The Massey Draw Regional Trail, located in the southern suburbs of Denver, connects the longer Columbine Trail to a series of local parks and amenities. This quiet, pleasant concrete path takes you...
CO 1.64 mi Concrete
The Mesa Springs Greenway is a north-south route along the western side of Interstate 25. A sound wall between the highway and the trail helps makes the journey more pleasant. The pathway is also wide...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
Situated in the northwestern corner of Colorado Springs, the Mesa Valley Trail travels through largely open areas to Sondermann Park. In the park, you will travel through woodlands along Mesa Creek....
CO 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Midland Trail runs between Manitou Springs and America the Beautiful Park near I-25. The urban corridor mainly follows the course of Fountain Creek, paralleling US 24 (Cimarron St.). The first...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
The Mineral Trail, also referred to as the Railroad Spur Trail, is a short trail on the southern edge of Littleton that manages to pack in a suprising amount of variety and utility considering its...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Gaining only 200+ feet in elevation, the Narrow Gauge Trail is in Pine Valley Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near the mountain community of Pine, Colorado. The trail follows the north bank of the...
CO 2 mi Crushed Stone
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail provides a scenic journey along the front range of the mountains, from Palmer Lake Recreation Area in northern El Paso County through the U.S. Air Force Academy in...
CO 17 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel, Sand
Although just over a mile long, the North Douglas Creek Trail provides access to one of Colorado Springs' natural treasures: Ute Valley Park. The trail begins at the intersection of Vindicator and...
CO 1.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The Palmer Mesa multiuse pathway is about 3.5 miles of paved and unpaved trail in Colorado Springs. The trail kicks off in Blair Bridge Open Space, splitting off from the Foothills Trail and winding...
CO 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Pikes Peak Greenway Trail runs throughout Colorado Springs, from just south of the United States Air Force Academy to the El Pomar Youth Sports Park. The popular trail connects at both ends to...
CO 15 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Aurora’s Piney Creek Trail provides a pleasant route across town with few street crossings. The paved pathway begins at the Ponderosa Preserve and heads northwest, winding through residential...
CO 10 mi Concrete
The Platte River Trail is just one of many of Denver's superb multi-use trails, this one stretching from just north and west of Englewood and heading north toward Henderson. The 28.5-mile trail...
CO 28.5 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Concrete
The Powerline Trail provides a convenient east-west route across Aurora. This concrete pathway begins in Horseshoe Park, where trailheads for the Cherry Creek Spillway Trail, Toll Gate Greek Trail and...
CO 2.3 mi Concrete
Located on Aurora’s south end, the Railroad Bed Trail offers a 2-mile diagonal pathway within Cherry Creek State Park, a recreational gem with opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and...
CO 2.1 mi Dirt
About an hour south of Denver, the Rock Island Trail offers a nearly 15-mile pathway in two disconnected segments in El Paso County. Future plans call for linking the two sections for a seamless trail...
CO 14.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Rockrimmon Trail, named for the Colorado Springs neighborhood in which it lies, begins in Foothills Park, adjacent to Foothills Elementary School. From there, the crushed-stone trail winds its way...
CO 1.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Sand Creek Regional Greenway follows Sand Creek in Denver's northeast metro area. The southern end of the trail, through Denver and Aurora, has a soft surface, which can make for a dusty ride when...
CO 14 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Sand Creek Trail cuts a diagonal path along the creek through commercial and residential areas of southeastern Colorado Springs.  The  first segment trail begins its 5-mile journey north at...
CO 9.2 mi Concrete
Denver's Sanderson Gulch Trail follows the small stream for nearly 5 miles through several parks, offering a natural oasis right in the heart of a major city. Much of the paved route has an open feel,...
CO 4.8 mi Concrete
The paved Shooks Run Trail runs north–south along Shooks Run Creek near downtown Colorado Springs. It is one of the easier bike paths in the area; however, runs slightly downhill from north to south....
CO 3.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sinton Trail runs just shy of 3 miles in northern Colorado Springs. Begin your journey at the Gossage Youth Sports Complex on Mark Dabling Boulevard. From there, you'll travel northwest along...
CO 2.9 mi Concrete
The Skyline Trail offers rolling hill climbs through the community of Briargate in northeastern Colorado Springs. It begins at Research Parkway and travels south until it ends at an electric...
CO 1.5 mi Concrete
The Stetson Trail is a concrete pathway through residential neighborhoods that stretches 2 miles across northeastern Colorado Springs. It closely follows the south side of Stetson Hills Boulevard. As...
CO 2.6 mi Concrete
The Templeton Gap Trail is one of many trails that make up Colorado Springs' robust trail network. The Templeton Gap Trail itself connects to both the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail and Sinton Trail in the...
CO 4.42 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Toll Gate Creek Trail begins on the south end of DeLaney Community Farm, a 158-acre scenic property that educates and allows members to sustainably grow agriculture. Here, it connects to the High...
CO 6.3 mi Concrete
Upper Gold Camp Road charts a circuitous route through the Pike National Forest, following the route of old mining trains. The route was forged in the 1880s then later improved for cars. But a tunnel...
CO 15 mi Dirt, Gravel, Sand
The Weaver Gulch Regional Trail runs east-west across the northwestern edge of the suburb of Littleton, following the course of a greenbelt converted from a drainage ditch through a series of...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete, Dirt
The West Toll Gate Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through Aurora from Horseshoe Park to Quincy Avenue. The trail, just over 3 miles long, is dotted with trees and winds through...
CO 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Westerly Creek Trail provides a convenient north-south route through the heart of Aurora. It traverses residential and commercial areas and runs through two major community open spaces, Expo Park...
CO 4.1 mi Concrete
The Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail is a six mile, paved and soft-surface trail that runs along a creekbed in the suburban area around Centennial. The trail begins in the north outside the Holly Park...
CO 6.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Woodmen Trail provides an east-west route through commercial and residential areas in northern Colorado Springs.  It begins by an electric substation just south of Briargate Boulevard and follows...
CO 2.4 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Clement Park Lake Trail

quiet and overly peaceful place to bring pets,family or collect your own thoughts!!

May, 2020 by chrisbales104

quiet and overly peaceful place to bring pets,family or collect your own thoughts!!

Willow Creek Greenbelt Trail

Beautiful trail but not great for inline skating

May, 2020 by parked

This is a really beautiful trail. I ran it so as to scout out inline skating trails. It's not 100% ok for inline skating. Many parts are dirt/gravel. Some parts are old asphalt with lots of cracks etc. Some areas, when going under roadways, have steep decline/incline. Did someone actually inline skate this before rating?

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

Highline Canal from Waterton to Redstone Park

May, 2020 by cari.risby

The trail is not well marked and at mile 8.6 it just ends. There are no trespassing signs through a farm and this is the only way to cut through back to Titan. Then you have to dangerously navigate running along titan and highway 85 for about a mile before seeing the trail again. To get back on your must go into deep gully, cross railroad tracks and then it’s fine. Need an adrenaline rush on 85, go for it otherwise get on a different location if you are planning to go more than 8.6 miles.

Accordion

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

so pretty and so fun

May, 2020 by mapassey

I loved this ride. Relatively flat and just beautiful.

High Line Canal Trail (CO)

Best trail in Denver area!

May, 2020 by keely.mcfall

If you’re training for a half, full marathon, or an ultra, this is the best trail to do it! The length of the trail makes it easy to go straight for many miles. There are several confusing spots where it’s unclear where the trail branches off into smaller ones. Overall, the best I’ve found!

Bear Creek Trail (Denver)

fun

March, 2020 by terrybsnyder

A fun ride - easy and scenic. Goes from South Lowell through Lakewood & beyond. A few points get a bit crowded with walkers but generally wide open. BTW Google Maps directs you to a closed lot - I parked by Mullen HS a block away to access the trail.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Great ride for all

March, 2020 by henrysanin

The Cherry Creek trail is well maintained and has rest areas, air stations and restrooms along the route. Riders ranging from novice to expert ride along the trail that goes through suburbs and into downtown. Beautiful riverside trails lined with towering trees and natural wild vegetation.

C-470 Bikeway

Tunnel under Quebec Street almost complete.

March, 2020 by garyarthurfinearts

Finally, the tunnel under Quebec Street at E470 is almost complete. Should be complete by Late Spring, 2020. Great addition to the trail and enhances safety for users.

Mary Carter Greenway (Arapahoe Greenway)

Great Easy Trail

January, 2020 by djhuckaby

I have bikes this trail a few time in an adaptive trike. It is pretty level (for Colorado). There’s always plenty of people running, walking and biking this trail, but everyone is courteous and works together to use the trail.

Kipling Trail

Good ride

September, 2019 by suzyjonsen

If you do this ride round trip, the elevation gain is over 1,100 feet. Not a bad ride and if you look in the distance the view is nice. However, the trail is parallel to Kipling so you’re riding next to a busy street with a lot of traffic lights. That said, the drivers were extremely nice. We are cyclists that obey all traffic laws and it was great how we could ride in unison, thanks Lakewood!!

Legacy Loop

Not what I expected!

September, 2019 by reierson

We began our ride from the southern endpoint. Much of the trail is gravel, not concrete - not ideal for road bikes. There is a lot of garbage and debris along the trail. There is a large homeless population living along the trail. Lots of room to improve the experience for riders. I won’t do this trail again.

Cherry Creek Regional Trail

The Denver section was great.

August, 2019 by Ratbas

I didn't get a chance to explore all of this trail, but I was very impressed with what I saw of if as well as the Denver cycling infrastructure in general (handlebar videos available at youtube.com/ratbas). The idea of being able to ride for miles through a major city without having to cross an intersection is very enjoyable. The trail is well maintained, has good signage and plenty of public are while taking you past many points of interests. There are also countless access points to make it very practical for commuters and tourists.

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