June 22, 2010 Comments (4) 1-2 Miles, 2-3 Miles, 3-4 Miles, About 45 Min, By Difficulty, By Distance, By Drive Time, Creek or Brooks, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, fall colors, hikes evergreen colorado, Medium, Peak-Top Views

O Fallon Park Trails

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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.


Trail Snapshot: O’Fallon Park Trails

  • Hike Distance: 1.3 to 7 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Duration: Approx 1 to 5 hrs
  • Trail Type: 3 Loop Trails & Out & Back
  • Seasons: All Year
  • Dogs: Allowed On Leash
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of O’Fallon Park Trails
  • Denver Drive Time: 35 min
  • Driving Directions to O’Fallon Park Trails: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Evergreen, Colorado
  • Beauty: Mountain peak views, Bear Creek & brooks, wildflowers, & butterflies
  • Activities: Picnic areas, horseback riding, mountain biking



ofallon park trailhead

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.



ofallon park trail picnic area

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 & Resources for Hiking O’Fallon Park Trails :

  • TIP: 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.
  • TIP: Keep alert for mountain bikers, especially on the Bear Creek Trail. Most of the other trails are hiker only.
  • TIP: Bring a picnic breakfast or lunch.
  • Trail Map: O’Fallon Park Trails
  • Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
  • After the Hike: Beau Jo’s Pizza


Weather

Evergreen, CO
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Map & Driving Directions


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4 Responses to O Fallon Park Trails

  1. […] Trails in O’ Fallon Park Near Evergreen, Colorado […]

  2. creth haas says:

    We would like to know about overnight camping
    And if we can bring our 2 dogs

    Thank you
    Creth

  3. Creth, O’ Fallon Park is a denver mountain park and I don’t believe it allows overnight camping. However, I do remember a seeing a tent in the meadow when we drove in there a couple years back. My recommendation would be to drive up and read the park sign there at the trailhead. If you can camp there, I’d recommend going on a weekday. The place packs out with large family picnics and I’ve even noticed it to be a weekend biker hangout.
    Here are a few places close in to Denver that have camping spots.
    However White Ranch does: http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R57.htm
    Reynolds Park does as well: http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R18.htm

    You can bring your dogs on the hike into O’Fallon Park.
    If you have more questions, send me an email at info@dayhikesneardenver.com
    Aaron

  4. Anne says:

    First off, thank you for your website! My friends and I have hike almost every hike in the Evergreen area and we are working our way up the front range.

    Maybe we’ve become hiking snobs, but I have to say, this was not a good hike! We are fine with elevation gain but the views were subpare to the other Evergreen area hikes and there is no point of interest!. The trails don’t seem to be maintained or well marked.

    Oh well, we are off to Elderado Canyon next week!

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