Glendale Farm is a short hiking trail near Littleton, Colorado, that offers a seventeen-acre off-leash dog park. This makes for a great after-work trail run or a leisurely hike when the sun is setting over the mountains and the day is cooling down. Glendale Farm Open space is situated on a prairie plateau between Lone Tree and Castle Pines, Colorado. From the high point on the trail you’ll gain views of Pikes Peak in the south, Devil’s head in the west, and Rocky Mountain’s Longs Peak in the North. It’s just a 1.6 mile loop trail, so it makes for a great run or hike. There’s not much shade on this trail, so bring sunscreen–or better yet, hit the trail as the sunsets.

Trail Snapshot: Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space

This is another one of those great hikes with your Dog near Denver. Leashes are required on the trail, but after doing the loop, you can let your dog loose in the adjacent 17 acre off-leash dog park. Greenland Open Space Trail has a similar off-leash dog park of 17 acres.

Tips & Resources for Hiking Glendale Farm Trail – Douglas County Open Space :

  • An off-leash dog area: Located southwest of the main trailhead is a 17-acre parcel designated park that is fenced-in, and the only area where dogs are allowed off-leash.
  • Watch your step: Prickly pear cacti grow along the trail and there are rattlesnakes present in the area.
  • Trail Map for Glendale Farm Open Space: Trail Map Link
  • Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
  • After the Hike: Crowfoot Valley Coffee
  • Rules: For the most up-to-date rules and info in Douglas County dog parks, see this brochure.

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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson has been hiking in Colorado for over 20 years. The owner and editor of Dayhikes Near Denver, Aaron writes every trail profile as a local guide who has hiked hundreds of miles of trails along the Front Range and deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.