This 2-mile/3.2 kilometer hike on close-in open space in South Boulder offers great views and lots of room for physical distancing.
Starting at Table Mesa and Vassar Drive, walk south on the wide dirt path in front of NCAR (NCAR-Table Mesa-Bear Trail). After passing a gate to Wildwood Road on the left, turn onto the wide dirt path on your right (west). Follow that path uphill, then take the steep uphill singletrack trail on the left (south) up to the top of Two Tree Hill. Pause to take in the great views of NCAR Mesa Lab and the Flatirons.
Head down the south face of Two Tree Hill and turn left at Bear Canyon Trail. Follow the trail around to the north and return to where you started on the NCAR-Table Mesa-Bear Trail.