Golden, CO Trails and Parks

Golden has 71 trails in the vicinity, including 40 hiking trails and 26 for mountain biking. These trails range from 1.3 to 63 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Galbraith, Golden Gate State Park and Beaver Brook Trail. Trails.com member Chris B. recently completed Apex Park.
  • Mount GalbraithView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful hike up and around Mount Galbraith (7,163 feet) on a trail in one of the newest Jefferson County Open Space parks. There are beautiful ...

  • Apex ParkView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a great ride if you don't mind a climb. After you reach the top, you start a fast downhill. Watch out for the switchbacks; some have ...

  • White Ranch Open SpaceView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3.5 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A nice hike up Belcher Hill in the White Ranch Open Space Park presents great views east to Denver and north along the foothills.

  • Golden Gate–Coal Creek ClassicView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Road Biking  
    •  52.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the most difficult climb on the Front Range takes you to the beautiful, undulating terrain of the Peak-to-Peak Highway. Tackle another ...

  • White RanchView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Just about everyone knows about the single tracking attributes of White Ranch Park- sweeping views of the plains, generally smooth trail surface, ...

  • Frazer Meadow TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park got its name from Golden Gate City, which was located at the mouth of Tucker Gulch that led to the gold fields ...

  • White Ranch: West Access TrailsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The western access to White Ranch is peaceful and bucolic. Soft, rounded hills, stately foothills, and the buttes in the distance make this a ...

  • Aurora Reservoir LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Cliffs of blushing Fountain Formation sandstone loom over this scenic loop. Swallows have built a neighborhood of nests in one cliff, and geese ...

  • The Hogback: Dakota Ridge & Red Rocks TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Advanced Riders, 1 hour; Intermediate Riders, 2 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hogback is a popular mountain bike ride within easy reach of Denver or Golden. From its highest points, you can see stunning views of Red ...

  • Apex TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Walking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the foothills above Golden, the Apex Trail is one in a network of trails that climb the east face of Lookout Mountain. The relatively ...

  • Travois Trail—Centennial Cone ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    •  2.75 to 3.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Enjoy this upside-down hike across grassland and knolls to an overlook into Clear Creek Canyon. The trail loses elevation to the overlook, with ...

  • Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Advanced riders, 1 hour; intermediate riders, 2 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hogback is a popular mountain bike ride within easy reach of Denver or Golden. From its highest points, you can see stunning views of Red ...

  • Apex ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Advanced riders, 30 to 45 minutes; intermediate riders, 1 to 2 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Apex Park offers a network of trails within a short drive of Boulder, Denver, and Golden. Hence, it can get crowded on weekends. But don’t let ...

  • Mount Zion and Lookout MountainView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  38 minutes up, 25 minutes down
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Two trails lead to two summits, and other attractions, in this delightful Jefferson County Open Space park. Trail: All the way to each summi ...

  • Golden Gate Canyon LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Trail Running  
    •  2 hours
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautifully scenic run, not only because of the wildlife you are bound to encounter, but the aspen, wildflowers and peak views are spectacular ...

  • White Ranch LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Trail Running  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Despite its rough surface, this trail is surprisingly popular with mountain bikers, so look out for them on the downhill sections. Also, the ...

  • Mount Galbraith ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 to 2.25 hours
    •  4.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Galbraith is a close-to-town, hiker-only park with a pleasant trail through woods, shrubs, and open areas. You can see a long way from ...

  • Golden Gate State ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 to 5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful and seldom-visited state park is located 25 miles west of Denver. The main attractions on this hike are great vistas, wildflowers, ...

  • White Ranch Park: Belcher HillView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  4.84 miles
    •  Guide

    Belcher Hill is a small part of the 19.7 miles of trails that comprise White Ranch Park. This long, rocky, and very steep trail has great vi ...

  • Golden Gate Canyon LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    •  1-1.5 hours
    •  7.0 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop can be run either clockwise or counterclockwise; the counterclockwise direction is described here. From the parking area, the Mountain ...

  • Tremont MountainView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  90 minutes up, 60 minutes down
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    A tremendous view of over 100 miles of the Continental Divide can be enjoyed from this rocky summit. Trail: Initial 0.25 mile, bushwhack beyond ...

  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

  • Historic GoldenView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Walking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Nestled beside the banks of Clear Creek, below a mountain canyon, Golden is one of the oldest and most historic cities along the Front Range. ...

  • Elk / CoyoteView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Front Range is rich in natural treasures. One such paragon is Golden Gate Canyon State Park, less than an hour’s drive from the Denver metro ...

  • Horseshoe / Frazer MeadowView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Golden, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Less than one hour’s drive from the Denver metro area is a beautiful state park with roughly 22 square miles of scenic terrain to explore. With ...