Posted on October 23, 2017 and last updated on October 23, 2017

Center Hill Nature Trail, Weld


  • Preserve Size: 7,489 acres in Mt Blue State Park
  • Trail Mileage: .5 miles
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: views

If you don’t quite have the energy or the time to tackle the difficult mountains around here — Mt. Blue, Blueberry Mountain, or Tumbledown — then this path is a really nice, easy alternative! It is just half a mile, and very gentle, although the footing is rocky and rooty at times. There are several beautiful viewpoints. You will find the trailhead near the parking area on the top of Center Hill, where you can also pick up a little nature guide.

Directions: At the intersection of Routes 142 and 156 in Weld, turn onto Center Hill Road. Drive approximately a half mile, bear left at the fork and continue up Center Hill Road for another two miles, passing the Mount Blue State Park headquarters. The entrance to the Center Hill picnic area is a little farther along the road on the right, marked by a sign. Turn right up the road and drive to the parking area at the top of the hill.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!