These hiking trails near Evergreen, Colorado weave through the Bear Creek area in O’Fallon Park. It’s a great place to launch into the Bear Creek Canyon area. Because there are a lot of options, be sure to download the trail map and look over the five different trail options listed below in the hike profile. Scroll down for the full O’Fallon Park Trails profile and to find driving directions, pdf map, and full trail details.
- Hike Distance: 1.3 – 7 miles
- Denver Drive Time: 35 min
- Difficulty: Easy to Medium
- Duration: 1 – 5 hrs
- Activities: Picnic Areas, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
- Dogs: Allowed on Leash
O’Fallon Park is part of a series of Jefferson County and Denver Mountain Parks that are connected by Bear Creek and the Bear Creek Trail. Quartz riddles the trails and butterflies alight on flowers along the five trails that weave through the park. The picnic area at O’Fallon is right beside Bear Creek and plenty of shade provided by the Ponderosa Pines that cover it.
Trails at O’Fallon Park
1- Meadow View Loop (2.5 miles): We actually hiked this as an out-and-back from the lot up to the vista. Great views up there, but be ready for a steady gain in elevation. It’s some work, but it’s worth it.
2- Panorama Point – (1.3 miles out-and-back)
3-West Ridge Loop – (3 miles)
4- Picnic Loop (1.3 miles): Stays closer to the picnic areas and makes for a nice easy walk with the family before or after lunch. >
5-Bear Creek Trail – This trail runs 7 miles from Pence Park parking lot to the Lair o’ the Bear Park lot. Medium in difficulty and a mountain biking mecca.
Tips for Hiking in O’Fallon Park
1- This is another park that can fill quickly on the weekends, but it’s mainly the picnic areas. It’s not necessary to go early, but it’s not a bad idea.
2 – Keep alert for mountain bikers, especially on the Bear Creek Trail. Most of the other trails are hiker only.
3- Bring a picnic breakfast or lunch
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