More than 30 Arvada residents gathered the morning of April 15 for a community hike led by volunteer and Arvada City councilman Mark McGoff. The group, which included veteran hikers, those combating injury and first timers, hiked west and north on …
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The next community hike will be Saturday, May 20. The hike will depart from Transit Hub (parking garage) at 56th and Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Olde Town. The group will hike through three Olde Town parks — Water Tower, Plaza and McIlvoy — and view the G Line plaza and artwork, and the historic and new buildings of the Olde Town area.
Hikes are about four miles long, start at 9 a.m., and end about 11:00 a.m. Participants should dress for the weather, wear good shoes/hiking boots, and bring some water. Some trails are paved, and some are on dirt or gravel surfaces. The hikes are stroller friendly, but they are not suited for dogs.
More than 30 Arvada residents gathered the morning of April 15 for a community hike led by volunteer and Arvada City councilman Mark McGoff. The group, which included veteran hikers, those combating injury and first timers, hiked west and north on the new Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail through the Westminster Nature Center Park and the Westminster and Broomfield Open Space areas.
McGoff has been leading community hikes in Arvada for 16 years.
“I do it primarily to familiarize people with the parks and trails system in the City of Arvada,” he said. “We have about 150 miles of trails in the City of Arvada.”
McGoff started the hikes to familiarize people with the trail system in the city. Now, he hosts hikes on a monthly basis. Hikers meet at different trail heads each month. The hike averages 30 people, but has drawn as many as 50 and as little as 3 on a cold, rainy day in 2016.
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