Lake Valley has its own amazing trail system but if you’re ever hanging out in Niwot you should take a walk on the Niwot Loop trail, especially the eastern section that looks back over the Continental Divide. The view as you approach the water tower is spectacular. We recommend that you park at the high school and walk up the trail next to the Niwot Hills neighborhood.
The Niwot Loop is a 6.5 mile trail around Niwot that connects to the Longmont to Boulder Regional Trail System.
As the name suggests, the trail loops around Niwot with easy access from just about every home.
The views of the Rockies are spectacular and you’ll love the peaceful tranquility of the rural fields and cottonwood tree lanes.
There are three trailheads, including a picnic area at the Left Hand Valley Grange Trailhead and temporary restroom facilities at the main Niwot Loop Trailhead on 79th Ave.
The trail is open to hikers, dogs (check leash laws), bicycles and horses (some sections restricted).
The trail also connects to the regional bike path that runs all the way to Denver.
Boulder County is serious about managing trails and has a developed a Niwot Trails Master Plan.