An iconic hike above Boulder.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

496

m

496

m

8

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Walker Ranch is an iconic trail located just up the mountains from Boulder.

This 7.8-mile loop packs in a whopping 1,600 feet of climbing and descending, thanks to some steep pitches.

Hikers will have to negotiate a few staircases along this loop. In between the tough climbs, the trail has many technical boulder-filled rock gardens with a few sections of flowy trail interspersed.

The views are also spectacular, with some glimpses of big-mountain views and a section of trail that runs along a raging mountain stream.

Walker Ranch truly has something of everything, which has helped it remain such a perennial favorite. Sources: https://bouldercounty.gov/open-space/parks-and-trails/walker-ranch/ https://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/walker-ranch/ https://backcountrypost.com/threads/walker-ranch-loop-boulder-co.5812/