Evergreen Mountain

Quick Info

Distance:
6 Miles
Route Type:
Loop
Nearest Town:
Evergreen
Elevation Climb:
1,030 Feet
Difficulty Rating:
Not So Approachable
View Rating:
4 Stars
Distance:
6 Miles
Route Type:
Loop
Nearest Town:
Evergreen
Elevation Climb:
1,030 Feet
Difficulty Rating
Not So Approachable
View Rating:
4 Stars

Evergreen Mountain is a beautiful hike and there are a few ways to get to the top depending on how many miles you want to take on. The route we took ended up being about 6 miles and 1,030 ft in elevation gain round trip (a little more than the AllTrails original map of 5.5 miles) but it looks like there’s a way to do in about 4 miles and closer to 800 ft in elevation gain.

We parked at the East Trailhead (which has pretty limited parking, but we did see people parking on the side of the road) and then when we came to the fork about a half mile in, we went left which goes for about two miles before you take another left on the Summit Trail which gives you another half mile to the top! All in all, going clockwise took us about 3.2 miles to the top viewpoint. Going down we took the west trail and the total came out to six miles exactly.

One thing I really liked about this trail was that it was never *too* steep, but it was a pretty steady incline the whole way to the top. There weren’t a lot of flat spots so we took a couple breaks on the way to the top. It was shaded for most of the trail which was nice, but it also means you don’t get the killer views till you get to the top.

The views at the top aren’t quite the 360 degree views I’m used to with summit trails, but they were pretty stunning and there was a ton of room to spread out and enjoy some quiet away from the other hikers.

Saw lots of dogs on the trail and tons of mountain bikers, so be ready to move over when you hear their heads up.

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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