“This is an easy trail that follows pleasant forest along South Saint Vrain Creek.”
— Chris K
There is no camping allowed on the parking lot side of the river, but after that, dispersed camping is allowed anywhere 200 feet from the trailhead, trail, and creek.
Features: River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Starting at the trailhead parking lot, there are trail information boards, an interpretive plaque describing the trail's namesake, and a bridge across the rushing South Saint Vrain. After that, the trail winds through the forest next to the river, occasionally climbing a short ways above the water before eventually returning. The trail proper ends at Forest Service Road 252, where runners may continue 1 mile west to Miller Rock, a scenic point with a 360-degree view.