Trails

There are 3 miles of trails open for hiking, nature observation, and wildlife photography. Refuge trails meander through mixed prairie grasses. Trail surfaces are crushed gravel or dirt. Self-guided trail brochure available at kiosks.

Loop Trail 1
Open: May – September to hiking
Length: 0.3  miles

Catch this short trail in the Refuge's Environmental Education Area just off the main meadow facing Friends Pond. This grass trail loop takes you higher for ideal views of several natural areas including the Rocky Mountain Front Range. The trail is wheel-chair accessible with crusher fines used on the switchback to navigate the steeper slopes. Several benches are scattered along the trail to rest and enjoy wildlife viewing.

Loop 2 Trail
Open: May – September to hiking
Length: 0.3  miles

Our sister trail in the Refuge's Environmental Education Area is also accessed just off the main meadow facing Friends Pond. This grass trail loop meanders near Marshall Pond with more secluded seating and views. Red-winged blackbirds and small mammals are often viewed along this path. Several small bridges and benches can be found scattered along the trail to enjoy and practice photography.

Prairie Trail
Open: Year round to hiking
Length: 2.4 miles

This trail is located on the west side of the Refuge known as the Prairie Management Area. It can be accessed via the trailheads at either 77th and Kipling or on the Southside of the medical parking lot off 80th and Kipling. This well-maintained, flat, accessible crusher fines trail loop can be navigated and traversed easily. Along the way watch for deer, raptors, songbirds and even coyote depending upon the time of day.

East Side Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.42
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West Side Trail

Trail Length (mi)
1.04
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