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The Best Hiking in Fort Collins

Looking for the best hiking in Fort Collins? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Fort Collins. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Fort Collins

  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    River Ponds Trail Loop

    2.04 mi / 62 ft gain
    River Ponds Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Riverbend Pond Loop

    2.65 mi / 82 ft gain
    Riverbend Pond Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Wilcox Trail

    1.42 mi / 66 ft gain
    Wilcox Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    North Shield Pond Trail

    1.54 mi / 43 ft gain
    North Shield Pond Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Spring Creek Park Trail

    1.66 mi / 82 ft gain
    Spring Creek Park Trail is a loop trail near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Pineridge Trail

    4.14 mi / 282 ft gain
    Pineridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Cathy Fromme Fossil Creek Trail

    5.01 mi / 240 ft gain
    Cathy Fromme Fossil Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Overlook Trail via Foothills Trail

    4 mi / 548 ft gain
    Overlook Trail via Foothills Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Hike to "The A" via the Foothills Trail

    5.0
    4.1 mi / 565 ft gain
    Why is there an A on the side of the mountain? The "A" stands for Aggies. When Colorado State University was first founded in 1870, it was originally called Colorado Agricultural College. The mascot at the time was The Aggies. Though the college has now become Colorado State and its mascot, The R...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Horsetooth Reservoir North Foothills Trail

    2.64 mi / 295 ft gain
    Horsetooth Reservoir North Foothills Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Reservoir Ridge Trail

    4.9 mi / 499 ft gain
    Reservoir Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Hike the North Loop via Foothills Trail

    5.0
    6.5 mi / 700 ft gain
    Despite its singular name, the Foothills Trail in Fort Collins is an interconnected series of trails that follows the ridges and hogsbacks which comprise the majority of the eastern side of the Horsetooth Reservoir. The trail can be accessed at several points along its length (by trails also call...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Fat Tire Bike the Foothills Trail

    5.0
    8.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The Reservoir Ridge and Foothills trail system around Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins is excellent for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. During the winter it is particularly great for fat tire mountain biking, and the Foothills Trail is one of the best. The trail itself is roughly...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Horsetooth Mountain Trail

    9.04 mi / 2037 ft gain
    Horsetooth Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Masonville, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Stout Loop via Swan Johnson Trail

    5.91 mi / 1398 ft gain
    Stout Loop via Swan Johnson Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Swan Johnson Trail to Sawmill Trail to Shoreline Trail Loop

    4.4 mi / 846 ft gain
    Swan Johnson Trail to Sawmill Trail to Shoreline Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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