Recreation Trail through Emerald Glen Natural Area – Wilson Ave. and 43rd St.
The Recreation Trail System consists of 26 miles of paved trail nearly encircling Loveland and connecting to other regional trails, including Long View Trail and Colorado Front Range Trail.
The main loop trail runs through beautiful areas on the west side of town near Wilson Ave., along the Big Thompson River corridor, over and under city streets, along irrigation canals and the west shore of Boyd Lake State Park and through prairies and wetland meadows.
The entire trail system is open from 6:00A to 10:30P daily.
Quarter-mile markers are located along a large portion of the trail to measure distance traveled. These markers begin counting near Wilson Avenue and continue east and around to the Hwy 287 North underpass (near 57th Street).
Loveland Recreation Trail
- Big Thompson River Trail (Rossum Drive to South Highway 287)
- Civic Center Trail (South Highway 287 to Denver Avenue)
- Boyd Lake Trail (Denver Avenue to County Road 11C)
- North Trail (County Road 11C to North Taft Avenue)
- Westside Trail (North Taft Avenue to West Highway 34)
- Front Range Trail (County Road 11C north to East County Road 30)
- Long View Trail (57th Street & Taft north to Trilby Road-Fort Collins)
Maps are available to pick up at numerous locations around the city, including the Loveland Visitor’s Center, Boyd Lake State Park, Chilson Recreation Center, various Loveland bicycle shops, or at the Parks & Recreation administrative office (500 E. Third St., Suite 200).
Rec Trail & Bikeways Map (PDF)
Loveland Bikeways & Trails Brochure (PDF)
Loveland has more than 20 miles of soft-surface trails in and around Loveland for your enjoyment.
Trail Closures & Detours
Additional Recreation Trail Resources
The trail is partially handicap accessible from several locations and is designed to accommodate many types of recreation uses.
Be Aware! Wildlife Near the Trails
Parks & Recreation Administration