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Address: CR 32 C, Loveland, CO, Loveland, CO

Bobcat Ridge is a great natural area for everyone!The trails are arranged...

Bobcat Ridge is a great natural area for everyone!The trails are arranged in several loops which makes short and long excursions fun.The Valley Loop Trail is about 4 miles and crosses a grassy valley and goes through ponderosa pine forest. A historic cabin is about 1 mile from the trailhead and it's a great destination for families (shade, picnic table and vault toilet there) or those wanting a short hike. There are nice views and the trail to the cabin is ADA accessible grade with a firm natural surface.If you are up for a challenge, the Power Line Trail (about 1 mile) is quite steep, but you will be rewarded at Mahoney Park with granite rock formations and views of snow capped peaks (no bikes downhill on Power Line Tr). The Ginny Trail (4.6 miles one way) is designed for cyclists and it is a challenging mountain bike trail. On the way down, check out the ramps, jumps and other "technical trail features". The Ginny Trail goes through the Bobcat Gulch fire area, which makes for dramatic scenery and an open setting. One time I visited when the burnt trees were covered with a dusting of snow and it was very dramatic with the black trees and white snow. No horses allowed on the Ginny Trail. Equestrians will enjoy the D.R. Trail, 3 miles long, no bikes allowed. The trail is wider with more gentle grades which makes it great for horses! Very nice varied scenery from forest to views.The Ginny, DR and Powerline Trail all lead to Mahoney Park, a nice meadow destination. Free activities and events are offered year-round at Bobcat Ridge from stargazing to nature hikes for kids.

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Beautiful place to get back to nature!

I went on a night hike that was very informative and enjoyable! The leaders were knowledgeable and friendly. A wonderful time, I will go back again when I get the chance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2016
Loveland, Colorado
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I went on a night hike that was very informative and enjoyable! The leaders were knowledgeable and friendly. A wonderful time, I will go back again when I get the chance.

1 Thank sclogs73
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Bobcat is a well maintained nature area. It is mostly open space so if you go in the summer be sure to go early morning or evening to avoid the heat. You can take a nice stroll and see wild flowers and plants or there are more challenging trails available. The trails are well marked and no charge for parking... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Bobcat Ridge is a nice, natural area near Masonville, Co., which is just due west of Loveland. It is only about 15 minutes from my house to the trail head. The trail is shared by horses, hikers and mountain bikers and features lots of wild flowers (when in bloom), a rustic primitive cabin (restored) and pleasant easy-moderate hiking through the... More 

2 Thank Goatesians
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

If you head up the Tower, DR or Ginny trails and go to the top of the ridge, you ascend about 1300ft in a couple of miles. As you get further along the trail, you feel far away from civilization. Depending on the time of year, the Penstemons in Mahoney Park are stunning--fields of blue. Sounds like most visitors never... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice, relaxing walk through this natural area. It is a treeless, expansive place and beautiful. Watch for snakes.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

First time hiking Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Hike to the cabin and the valley loop trail. First part of the trail was in great shape; it was a little muddy back in the trees.

Thank Thomas W
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

This is a wonderful, easy walk (not too much up and down, but long if you want that). You almost feel like you've discovered a secret valley. There's history here, tucked among the red stone ridges. I went with a group of women and we enjoyed all the various flowers and green plants along the way. At the end of... More 

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

I like going here to snow shoe and hike in the summer. It's not super busy like some of the other popular trails in Colorado. Excellent for children, as it's not over challenging. Lots of birds to look at.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

Bobcat Ridge is one of my new favorite trail heads. I like the variety of trails where you can take long hikes or short loops. I love being surrounded by red rock canyons. It makes me feel like I am in Utah.

1 Thank ColoradoSunshine55
Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

It's a nice walk, close to town. It starts off fairly level and then goes to the top of a ridge for a view. If you are limited for time, this walk can be fun. I have seen some deer on the hillside and many birds.

1 Thank Lindahikes

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