High Line Canal Segment 2
If you’re not interested in hiking the entire High Line, buy The Best Urban Hikes: Denver, which has several hikes, out n backs, and loops that incorporate pieces of the High Line. See details about this segment, below.
Segment 2 starts from the High Line Canal Trail parking lot, which is just south of the Waterton Canyon Parking Lot where finished segment one. It is safer to park at the High Line Canal Trail parking lot than to walk along Waterton Canyon Road for 1/2 mile between the park lots.
The Canal itself goes through the neighborhood and under Waterton Canyon Road. You can’t follow along the Canal at this point. You will pick up where the Canal comes out from beneath the road at the High Line Canal Trail parking lot, whee you’ll start hiking by heading northerly past the Polo Club, by an original homestead, and near possible long-horn cattle sightings! You’ll pass a botanic cemetery, and you’ll also meander through construction (by attention to any detours.)
You’ll finish this segment at the Roxborough Park Rd Trailhead, near mile marker 6.
What pack do I like to wear to go the distance on the High Line Canal Trail? This one.
Start: High Line Canal Trail Parking Lot (10401 W. Waterton Rd, Littleton)
End: Roxborough Park Rd Trailhead
Length: 6+ miles
Mile Markers: 0/2-6
Highlights: Polo Club, original homestead, Longhorn cattle
Bathrooms: At the head and end of the segment.