Marshall Mesa Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
marshall mesa is a 9.2 mile trail located near Boulder, Colorado. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking.
This is my go-to trail run. it's just over 3.5 but you can add on more mileage at various locations where the trail meets up with other trails. Great views and awesome terrain.
this is an awesome, easy trail just a few minutes from Boulder. it's flat/stable enough that i brought my mom here when she visited, and she walked it without trouble. if you're on foot, you will have a couple of close shaves with bike riders - why nobody uses their bells, I have no idea - but it's a pretty view and a really nice walk.
Great easy going trail close to home. I have been here many times and it is very nice in all seasons, especially in spring when the fields are full of colorful wildflowers. My dog loves being off leash here, but be aware that cyclist may sneak up on you. I have also encountered some (surprisingly friendly) coyotes and grazing cattle in this area so make sure your dogs are within sight. Also some really interesting gold mining history if you read the signs and pick up a pamphlet at the trailhead :)
A very doable hike with great views and not much elevation. The bicycles sneak up on you.
I really liked hiking this trail - there was a lot of mountain bikers on the north and west sides, but pretty quiet with only runners on the south and east sides of the Marshall Mesa Loop trail (where its very flat). I did the entire 14.7mi loop starting from the marshall mesa trailhead.
You have to pay to park in this area, but I found a large free parking lot (weekends) across the street from the entrance to the Marhsall Mesa / Community Gulch trail head start area.
did the Marshall Mesa Loop - Community Ditch, Coal Seam-3.3 miles, very easy loop. Time I went in Feb, really nothing to see, flat, brown & bare. Met couple of women riding horses. Maybe the trail looks better in spring/ summer.
Excellent running trail! Also connects with Doudy Draw
great trail for kiddos. there isn't a lot of shade in the summer though.
Fun trail, easy hike, would recommend. To bring the dogs
Gorgeous trail for fall. A bit too open during summer, very little shade or water. Beautiful views of flat irons. Pretty wild flowers. LOTS of bikers using trail, but dogs can be off leash with green tag.