Coal Creek Trail - Louisville to Lafayette

EASY 8 reviews

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.

8.6 miles 354 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers

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

3 months ago

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.

mountain biking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Lots of standing water = lots of mosquitos

6 months ago

Nice little walk

7 months ago

9 months ago

Not very pretty & bridges were under construction

1 year ago

Good for a quick trail

2 years ago