Kinney Run Trail

The City of Golden offers an extensive and interconnected trail system of 24 miles, providing diversity in both types of trail experience and destinations. Regional Trail connections provide a link to neighboring communities and open space.

Download the Golden Parks, Trails and Open Space Map pdf download for a full map of all the parks and trails within and surrounding Golden, or access the Golden Trailhead Google Map.

Kinney Run Trail

Kinney Run Trail is a .75 mile taxing trail which begins at the Heritage Square parking lot off Highway 40 and runs north to the Tripp Ranch Property. A short climb to the highest point offers a superb view of the Denver/South Platte Valley. Then, it’s all downhill through Heritage Dells Park to Tripp Street.

Directions

Access the trail via the Heritage Square parking lot off Highway 40. The trail from the parking lot branches west to Apex Trail, but continue north to stay on the Kinney Road Trail.

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Parking

Parking lot at Heritage Square.

Difficulty

The trail is advanced.  

Wildlife

The Front Range of Colorado touches three distinct ecosystems – grassland prairie, pinyon-ponderosa woodlands and montane – that support a rich variety of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles. Rabbit, hare, prairie dog, fox, coyote, badger, bobcat, mule deer, elk, black bear and mountain lion all call the Front Range their home.

Use of Trail

Bike Access: Yes

Keep bikes under control and at a safe speed.
Dogs should be leashed at all times and waste picked up.
Be respectful of residential neighborhoods and mind noise levels, especially after dark.
Clean up any trash and recyclables and place in designated bins.
Do not harass wildlife.
Keep out of native and sensitive areas, stick to designated trails.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited per city ordinance.

Maintenance

This trail is maintained by the City of Golden. We appreciate resident and visitor communication and feedback to ensure the Golden parks system remains safe and clean. To report maintenance concerns or damages, contact the Parks Department at (303) 384-8140.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa