Coal Creek Trail - Louisville to Lafayette is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lafayette, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
commuter trail next to creek with places for picnics This is a gentle trail that follows the coal creek from Louisville to eastern Lafayette. There are a few picnic table in shady places next to the creek. It is used for family biking and easy runs. NOTE: About 0.5 miles of the trail is temporarily closed due to construction during summer 2004. This is the dotted part on the map
Nice trail system to go for a walk. Wouldn't be considered hiking as there are no appreciable elevation gains. Was nice to cross off my to do list but probably won't return.
Recommended for biking. A mountain bike or hybrid will do fine - road bike probably okay too. Can extend the ride past Lafayette into Erie, or connect with the 36 bikeway easily. There's a small museum at the start in Superior, which is nice to glance at. Lots of other trails connect at the Superior entrance: Meadowlark, Mayhoffer, etc.
Lots of standing water = lots of mosquitos
Nice little walk
Not very pretty & bridges were under construction
Good for a quick trail