We’ll hike this scenic Jeffco Open Space Park a couple miles north of Golden. This hike is 4.5 miles with 965’ of elevation gain, and is fairly steep in sections and somewhat more challenging than many of the after work hikes for this group.
After the hike, those interested will go to tonedbones in Golden for dinner/drinks (Note: They have a full bar).
Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome description. Afternoon thunderstorms are common, but they usually clear up by hike time--bring rain gear just in case. Dogs are welcome on this hike (but not at the restaurant afterward)—they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them. If you join this hike, you are agreeing to this waiver.
Directions: We’re meeting at the east trailhead of White Ranch Park—please follow these directions carefully! Take 6th Avenue up through Golden, and continue straight/north onto CO93. When you reach Golden Gate Canyon Road, it says to turn left for White Ranch Park and Golden Gate Canyon Park—DO NOT TURN LEFT AT GOLDEN GATE CANYON ROAD--that would take you to the west trailheads. Instead, continue straight/north on CO93. Once you leave Golden, travel north for another 1.5 miles. Once you start seeing houses again on the right, look for a sign at 56th Ave. that says “White Ranch Open Space 1 Mile” pointing to the left. Turn left, and after about a mile a yellow sign indicates the road turns left—turn right to enter the parking lot. Click here for a map with directions. Look for me and my gray Prius.