There are trails in the front range for all ages, fitness levels, and interests. This particular hike is considered moderately difficult and pays off by allowing you to summit Green Mountain, which is accessible a few different ways. This trail offers wild flowers, lush forests, and epic mountain views. This is a great trail for those who want to experience various aspects of Boulder's beauty by getting views of Boulder to the east and the Indian Peaks to the west.
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You can expect to hike anywhere from 3-4 hours as this trail is approximately 4.5 miles round-trip. Duration may vary depending on fitness level and trail conditions.
This does require significant physical exercise hiking on sometimes snowy, rocky, and/or slick surfaces. There is also potential to encounter wildlife, such as mule deer, black bears, and/or rattle snakes