Kohler Mesa Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
#11 of 17 trails in

Kohler Mesa Trail is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Boulder, CO and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles 991 feet Loop

dog friendly


quick workout to wonderous view of flatirons This trail starts in an old part of Boulder with a quick elevation climb to get the heart pumping. Once on the mesa, follow the trail into the trees and around to the left for a short loop. You will be on the Mesa trail for a short while. Notice what selective tree removal has done while you hike. There is a map at the trailhead.

6 months ago

7 months ago

you should definitely try out this trail. It does has a VERY steep incline, but after you get past this you are good to go. Easy breazy peazy! very quite as there are not very many people that you will run into, which is a great perk!

1 year ago

Short, easy but pretty hike with lot of wildflowers, see pics. Started at Deer Valley Road (plenty of parking on street, there was nary a soul there) with Skunk Canyon trail, looped around to Kohler spur, back to Skunk Canyon trail which climbs up thru trees to Mesa trail. Did the hike in eve at 5:30 pm start and there was hardly anyone on the trail. Wildflowers were blooming and it was a lovely, quiet hike. Also a Nice easy trail for running, if you are in trail running. Great trail for quick evening hike after work.

Did this second time in morn, starting at Deer Valley Rd up Skunk Canyon to Mesa trail, heading north on Mesa to Kohler Mesa split & taking that down to Skunk Canyon & back. Kohler Mesa winds thru pine forest and is more rocky than Skunk Canyon trail. There was no one on Kohler trail, everyone was on Skunk Canyon trail, which is really pretty with great views of Flatirons, abundant wildflowers, butterflies and birds. Sometimes easy trails can be very pretty and enjoyable.

2 years ago

3 years ago

Steep start, ok afterwards.

4 years ago

Sort of a secret trail. Went two Sundays ago with adults and kids. Some friends of mine went to nearby Chataugua to hike at the same time but couldn't find parking. We parked right at the trailhead. The trail takes intersects with Mesa trail and offers great views of the Flatirons. Not too difficult for little legs either.