High Line Canal Segment 4
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.
In the past, you could park along Santa Fe, cross a derelict bridge, and walk north from Mile Marker 10. This is no longer possible. Instead, this segment requires you to park, walk south to Mile Marker 10, turn around and walk north to the segment’s end, passing where you parked to start the hike. You could also just park, walk down to Mile Marker 10, turn around and walk back to your car. Or you could ignore Mile Marker 10 altogether, just heading north from the trailhead. But one of the best sections of the High Line is from Mile Marker 12 to Mile Marker 10, and it’s where the picture above was taken.
By the way, if you’re walking the High Line Canal Trail in segment order, you’ll notice that you can’t walk from mile markers 8-10. They are over the Plum Creek, on private property, and there’s no access. For more information about future access, consult the High Line Canal Conservancy.
What’s my favorite hat to wear while hiking the High Line Canal Trail? This one, a Wallaroo, of course.
Start: Landscape Trailhead on Brandon Blvd (8189 W Brandon Drive, Littleton)
End: Fly n B Ranch
Length: 5 miles +2 for the down/back to Mile Marker 10
Mile Markers: 10-15 (+2)
Highlights: Mile Marker 10 break in trail, Fly N B Ranch