Hike the Meadowlark Plymouth Trail

Deer Creek Canyon Park - Search Nearby - Added by Ben Beyers

Take the short or long loop with the Meadowlark Plymouth trails for a laid back hike in Deer Creek Canyon Park

From the parking lot, you can take the Meadowlark trail to the west or the Plymouth Creek Trail to the southeast. It does not matter which trail you take because it ends up becoming loop.

For a more gradual slope up the hill, take the Meadowlark trail. After a little more than a mile, it intersects with Plymouth Creek to make the first short loop. The short loop is only a 495 foot climb over 2.7 miles.

Instead of heading back down the hill on the short loop, you can also continue up the trail. The long loop is a little more difficult as it heads up and around Plymouth Mountain. It's overall a 1197 foot elevation gain over 6 miles. 

Keep in mind that this park is one of the most popular in the area, so the trails are usually pretty busy. The parking lot will fill up fast on the weekends, so the earlier you go, the better. 

Distance

6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1197 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Denver West / Central City KOA

Central City, Colorado

From $40/night

Boulder A-Lodge Camping

Boulder, Colorado

From $39/night

Boulder A-Lodge Hostel

Boulder, Colorado

From $149/night

Boulder A-Lodge Cabin

Boulder, Colorado

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Winter wonderland

Came in from Florida for meetings and went up early to get a hike in. Was fantastic, and peaceful especially with snow. Did see some mule deer and a very big buck. Loved it!

Tours

More Tours

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Snowshoe Deer Creek Canyon Park

Adventure

Hike the Coyote Song-Swallow Trail Loop

Adventure

Hike or Bike Hildebrand Ranch

Adventure

Winter Hiking and Wildlife in Waterton Canyon

More Nearby Adventures