Friday, March 15, 2013
Un-named Trail at Filius Park
Denver Mountain Parks
Date Hiked: March 15, 2013
Distance: 2.3 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain: 400 ft
Filius Park Trail Map (Google Maps)
Directions: Filius Park is a small Denver Mountain Park near Bergen Park. From Denver, head West on I-70 and exit onto Evergreen Parkway. Make a right onto Bergen Parkway and a quick left onto Soda Creek Road. There is a parking area at the corner of Bergen Pkwy and Soda Creek Road. The trailhead has a small trail marker but no other signage.
Head up the trail through pine forest gaining a few hundred feet. Soon you come to a saddle with 3 options. To the left is a short forested loop that brings you back to the saddle. Going straight takes you down to a residential neighborhood. The nicest part of this hike is going to the right. This will take you up onto a rocky ridge with nice views of the surrounding foothills. At the end the ridge you a suddenly looking onto a residential property so please be respectful and don't enter private property. The ridge is fun to hike along and makes for a nice quick hike.