Escape the city hustle and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Apex Trail, a serene haven located just minutes away from the urban bustle.
This 3.30-mile greenway trail, nestled on the outskirts of Golden in Jefferson County, offers a delightful retreat for nature enthusiasts seeking a rejuvenating outdoor experience. With an elevation gain of up to 1,500 feet, the trail promises a captivating journey through picturesque landscapes.
Bestowed with the prestigious title of one of America’s cherished national recreation trails in 1978, the Apex Trail continues to captivate a diverse array of bikers, runners, and hikers. Its well-maintained singletrack and moderate difficulty level make it an ideal destination for outdoor adventurers of various preferences.
Take Part in a Bunch of Activities
Serving as a pivotal trail that interconnects with other scenic pathways, including Apex Park-Argos and Enchanted Forest, the Apex Trail holds a special place in the hearts of hikers. The trail can be embarked upon from either direction, starting at the edge of Lookout Mountain Road (westbound) or the Heritage Park parking lot (eastbound).
Before you lace up your hiking boots or prep your mountain bike, here are a few essential reminders:
For hikers, beginning your journey early in the day is advisable to avoid encountering a large number of bikers. Bikers should take note that biking is allowed one-way (uphill/west) during odd-numbered days only. If you are new to hiking you can explore this Big Dry Creek Trail first.
While dogs are welcome to join you on the trail, they must be leashed at all times. Horseback riding is permitted, offering equestrians a chance to explore the natural beauty of the surroundings. Importantly, no entry or parking fees are required for your visit to the Apex Trail.
So, seize the opportunity to embark on this invigorating journey through nature. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful hike or an exhilarating bike ride, the Apex Trail promises a memorable outdoor escapade that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.