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 to the right.

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.

We broke the High Line Canal Trail into 14 segments averaging 5 miles a piece, 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.

Read more about High Line Canal Trail below.

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Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 71-66

Segment 1, Where's the Canal? Mile 71-66 This summer through fall, in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy…

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Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 66-62

High Line Canal Mile 66-62 Green Valley Ranch's Incredible Views In partnership with Walk2Connect and the High Line…

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Hiking the High Line Mile 62-42

High Line Canal Mile 62-52 Rural Aurora's Surprises Google said it was 7.5 miles, but our pedometers clocked us in at…

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Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 54-47

High Line Canal Mile 54-47 Urban Aurora to Urban Denver All around us, thunderstorms threatened our attempt at High…

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Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 47-36

High Line Canal Mile 47-36 Denver's Urban Core and Cherry Creek Respite 11 miles--that was our goal for this segment…

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Hiking the High Line Canal Mile 38-29

High Line Canal Mile 38-29 Beautiful Cherry Hills People who enjoy Denver think they need to get up into the mountains…

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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.…

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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…

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Hiking the High Line Canal from Mile 15 to 10

High Line Canal from Miles 15-10 Highlands Ranch We had a short way to go and short time to get there. Fortunately,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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