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  1. Boulder has tons of great hiking but even locals can miss these fantastic trails. Roots Rated explores the hidden gems waiting right in town.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.5 miles
    Duration
    Varies
  2. Marshall Mesa's hiking trails are great for all levels of hikers.The high vantage point of the mesa offers great views of the Flatirons as well as far off destinations including Longs Peak to the north and Denver to the east.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.1 miles
    Duration
    25 minutes +/-, depending on what trail you decide to get on
  3. Doudy Draw is a peaceful gateway to a larger network of excellent trail that border the natural boundary between prairie and mountain.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.5 miles
    Duration
    Varies depending on what trail(s) you get on.
  4. Royal Arch is one of Boulder's natural gems. Reaching this natural gem requires a short, steep hike that gains over 1,000 feet of elevation and wanders through forests, gullies and boulders.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.2 miles
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  5. Davidson Mesa has incredible views and is a fantastic place for hikers and runners to gain a new perspective on the city of Boulder. The fenced in dog park is a blast as well!

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.5 miles
    Duration
  6. Bear Canyon is one of Boulder's more secluded hiking trails. Wildlife, flowers and amazing rock formations await on this moderate trail. It is also used to link Bear Peak and Green Mountain with the Mesa Trail.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    3.1 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  7. 4th of July Trailhead is a gateway to the Indian Peaks via the Arapahoe Pass Trail, perfect for a scenic day hike (only 2 miles to the good stuff) or bigger adventures to mountain summits and alpine lakes.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    18.9 miles
    Duration
    Varies
  8. Wonderland Lake Park is a peaceful retreat in North Boulder, with a network of trails that explores the foothills and expand all the way into both the Mount Sanitas and Eagle Loop area.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.4 miles
    Duration
    Varies
  9. Mount Sanitas is Boulder's favorite hike. Great views, easy year-round access, multiple trails and dog friendly -- it's the perfect place to fall in love with Boulder's mountainous vibe.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.6 miles
    Duration
  10. Flatirons Vista is the gateway to great trail running circuits from a quick run to marathon training sessions.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.5 miles
    Duration
    30-60 minutes
  11. Anemone Hill is a beautiful and quiet retreat right in the city of Boulder. A 1,000 ft. climb offers solitude, views and more than likely, a wildlife experience!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.0 miles
    Duration
  12. Dry Creek has gone to the dogs! While not officially a dog park, this open space park is the perfect place to take a hike or run with your favorite pooch. There are 1.3 miles of trails that open up into a spectacular meadow.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    4.8 miles
    Duration
    At Your Leisure
  13. 8,461 ft. Bear Peak offers unobstructed 360 degree views of the glorious Rocky Mountain landscape. It happens to be a mighty fine hike as well, with several route options including a prehistoric, fern-filled canyon and a ravag...

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.6 miles
    Duration
    1-2 hours
  14. Green Mountain is a true local's mountain, with a real summit and all the grit and grandeur of the Rockies.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.6 miles
    Duration
    3-4 hours
  15. Greenbelt Plateau explores the peaceful side of south Boulder, with trails extending to the foothills and off into the prairies. Great for hikers, runners and mountain bikers.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.5 miles
    Duration
    Varies
  16. South Boulder Peak is a great mountain hike with 3,100 ft. of elevation that passes through a burn zone and tops out on the highest summit in Boulder Mountain Parks.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.4 miles
    Duration
    4 -5 hours
  17. Boulder's Chautauqua Park is a gateway for adventure. Whether it's a casual hike to the base of the Flatirons or a launching pad for bigger peaks, this historic park is a great place to start a day of fun.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    1.2 miles
    Duration
    Varies
  18. Mallory Cave explores the base of the Flatirons before reaching the wrought gates of the bat cave! A steep, scenic hike that concludes with a fun scramble to the bat-gate.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    2.6 miles
    Duration
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