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    Meadowlark Trail

    Jefferson County, Colorado
    Elevation Gain864ft
    Trailhead Elevation6,090ft
    Elevation Min/Max6090/6531ft
    Elevation Start/End6090/6090ft

    Meadowlark Trail

    Meadowlark Trail is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 6,090 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 864 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings, an information, and restrooms. Along the trail there are a bbq and a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Plymouth Creek Trail.
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    Denver, CO
    Adventurer | 322 pts
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    Did on a weekday but there were still a lot of bikes on the shared use trail. The hiker only trail was a nice climb with good views of the front range. Dusty and dry due to lack of rain, no water in the creek. My dog was disappointed.
    Aurora, CO
    Pathfinder | 91 pts
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    Took my dog on this trip up Plymouth mountain. Great trail close to metro area, very shaded for most of the trail which was nice. Trail was in good condition. It was reasonably heavily traveled and is also used by mountain bikers. Enjoyable hike, but my biggest pet peeve was mountain bikers who came zooming up behind me (and my dog) without any warning. I'm happy to share the trail, but they need to call out when they're approaching and not assume that I can hear and/or see them.

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    Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
    Ania Savage
    "The Meadowlark Trail is for hikers only, so if you are hiking on a weekend when there is heavy trail use by bicyclists, this trail will take you and your pet away from the traffic. There are pleasant picnic shelters near the trailhead, so you may like to lunch here after this short hike through meadows and groves of scrub oak. Start on the Plymouth Creek Trail as it heads southwest. The trail ascends through sandy, dry meadow with intermittent scrub oak stands before dropping to Plymouth Creek where it crosses the creek on a bridge. Large boulders form shallow pools of water where your dog can get a drink and wet his paws." Read more

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    Jefferson County
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    Best Hikes with Dogs: Colorado

    Easy to Moderate
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    Jefferson County Open Space
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    USGS Indian Hills; Trails Illustrated Boulder, Golden
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