High Line Canal Trail

High Line Canal Trail Segments

The High Line Canal and its Trail, at 71 miles long, run from Waterton Canyon to Green Valley Ranch, just south of Denver International Airport. Zigging, curving, and zagging, the trail of asphalt, concrete and soft surface, meanders through urban, rural, and suburban metro Denver. Only falling 200 feet over its entire length, the trail is relatively flat and easily traversed by walkers, hikers, rollers, and bikers.

The trail’s map shows its overall path. For specifics about each trail section and the trail heads and trail ends, click on the individual segments below.

Want to know more about hiking the High Line Canal Trail? Browse the posts below and see what it’s like to hike with Chris on this fabulous Denver treasure.

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 How to Hike the High Line Canal Trail

For a basic overview of how to hike the High Line Canal Trail, read this post.

We broke the High Line Canal Trail into 14 segments averaging 5 miles apiece, with the shortest segment being 4 miles and the longest being 8. Feel free to combine segments, break them in half, or attempt the entire trail in 4 days.

The southern half of the High Line Canal Trail features the foothills and vast front range views; the northern half features the prairies and vast grassy views. Both views combine for the best of what Denver has to offer, with a fabulous tromp through water history and land rights.

The High Line Canal Trail is the perfect hike for locals and visitors alike who are acclimating to Denver’s high altitude or who want to train locally for more difficult hikes in the mountains at higher elevations.

Want to know more about hiking the High Line Canal Trail?

Check out the posts below.

High Line Canal: Segment 14

High Line Canal: Segment 14

High Line Canal Segment 14 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. The last segment to...

High Line Canal: Segment 13

High Line Canal: Segment 13

High Line Canal Segment 13 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. This segment is the...

High Line Canal: Segment 12

High Line Canal: Segment 12

High Line Canal Segment 12 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. You'll start to exit...

High Line Canal: Segment 11

High Line Canal: Segment 11

High Line Canal Segment 11 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. After leaving Expo...

High Line Canal: Segment 10

High Line Canal: Segment 10

High Line Canal Segment 10 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. After weaving through...

High Line Canal: Segment 09

High Line Canal: Segment 09

High Line Canal Segment 9 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. Starting at Mamie D...

High Line Canal: Segment 08

High Line Canal: Segment 08

High Line Canal Segment 8 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. Some say this is the...

High Line Canal: Segment 07

High Line Canal: Segment 07

High Line Canal Segment 7 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. Leaving out of the...

High Line Canal: Segment 06

High Line Canal: Segment 06

High Line Canal Segment 6 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. Although this segment...

High Line Canal: Segment 05

High Line Canal: Segment 05

High Line Canal Segment 5 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. For this segment, you...

High Line Canal: Segment 04

High Line Canal: Segment 04

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. The beginning of this...

High Line Canal: Segment 03

High Line Canal: Segment 03

High Line Canal Segment 3 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. This segment is a...

High Line Canal: Segment 02

High Line Canal: Segment 02

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...

High Line Canal: Segment 01

High Line Canal: Segment 01

High Line Canal Segment 1 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 1 is a 4-mile...

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 2-0-2

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 2-0-2

High Line Canal --The Search for Mile Marker 0 The End Is the Beginning Sometimes the end isn't the end. When the High Liners, a group of 7 adventure seekers walked into the final parking lot of the High Line Canal, we had scratched our heads. If we were at the end of...

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 6-2

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 6-2

High Line Canal Trail, the Final Miles Once again, the weather arrived to our walk in grand splendor. Nine of us headed out on High Line Canal Segment 11 (note: we have since renumbered the segments), our final meander of our 71 mile adventure. Feeling the love from...

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 6-8-6

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 6-8-6

Hiking High Line Canal Miles 6-8-6, Up and Back Plum Creek Two things were missing on our up-and-back on the Plum Creek: plums and me. I couldn't make it on this segment, so our High Liners went ahead with the help of my back-up leader Steve, the High Line Canal...

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 15 to 10

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 15 to 10

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] High Line Canal from Miles 15-10 Highlands Ranch We had a short way to go and short time to get there. Fortunately, the 88 degree sun began to set as the eight of us headed west into its sunset through Highlands Ranch along the High...

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 25-15

Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 25-15

High Line Canal from Mile 25-15--An Amble through Littleton If you haven't joined us yet, what are you waiting for? We are having an absolute blast connecting with the High Line Canal and walking the 71 miles from the Denver International Airport to Waterton Canyon...

Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 29-25

Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 29-25

High Line Canal Mile 29-25 Greenwood Village to Centennial It's funny to think that walking 5 miles is chump change. But that's how we felt this morning after coming off our last segment of 10 miles. None the less, 20 High Liners headed out, with the support of the...