Boulder Canyon Creek Trail

EASY 61 reviews

Boulder Canyon Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
426 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
29 days ago

Really nice easy trail. Beautiful views along the creek. I’m sure it can get really crowded but at 730 on a Sunday morning it was perfect. Had a little bit of a hard time finding the trailhead based on using the navigation direct from AllTrails but we figured it out.

1 month ago

Super easy! Great views every where! Some spots you can stop and go by the creek, put your feet in!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery, ample parking, large walking/biking path. Easy hike to bring visitors on.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail so much. It is an exceptionally easy walk along the river that the entire family can enjoy. We always bring the dogs and find little pools in the river to play in and relax.

5 months ago

Didn’t need mini-spikes or snow shoes for the most part...a bit gusty but a lovely hike on a gorgeous day

6 months ago

Wouldn’t necessarily consider this a ‘hike’ but still beautiful for a casual stroll, especially with the pup!

hiking
7 months ago

A very easy, lovely hike. Paved, with a creek winding alongside the trail.

walking
10 months ago

This is not a trail for a hike..... at least if you start downtown Boulder. It's very close to Canyon Dr. Actually if you call it as a nice walk from Arapahoe east i would give it 5 stars.

nature trips
11 months ago

Cement walkway in canyon with access to the River. Fisherman, joggers, walkers alike are drawn here because of its proximity to the town of Boulder. Easy parking all along trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Family friendly trail with frequent bikers
Nice scenery

hiking
11 months ago

Stressfree and very easy to walk on

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

This hike is a walk and is heavily used by bikes. It is near the creak the entire time and would be great for a family.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gorgeous!

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

Lovely stroll-especially good to acclimate to higher elevation if you're a California girl like me. Also, start from the opposite direction - from Eben G Fine Park. All Trails seems to want to start it from the end. Better to hike up first, then down, in my humble opinion.

walking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Great to do with family, old and young. Lots of bikes, runners, and hikers getting in each other's way.

walking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Beautiful trail close to Boulder. Nice for a quick walk or when you don't want anything too strenuous. The trail was pretty busy on a Saturday morning. The only problem was constantly having to move out of the way for bikers who weren't always courteous. Would use this trail again.

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

The trail is right near the road so it isn't like hiking up in the hills. The water was great to cool off in. Our dog enjoyed the water and cooling off. Lots of people on the trail and lots of people smoking weed and drinking. Most of the people were friendly along the trail. Some of the bike riders almost hit us on the trail even though we were to the right of the trail.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

I was on the trail after a few days of rain in Boulder and the creek was an awesome site! Not conducive for riding at the time but this trail is awesome for exploring Boulder

hiking
Thursday, September 18, 2014

I don't think this trail is boring at all! You just have to appreciate it for what it is- I use it for a local walk/run when I either don't have the time a long strenuous hike or if I'm just looking for an evening stroll. Sure, it's close to town and along the road, but it's surrounded by beautiful rock, separated from the road by a gurgling river, and just yesterday, during just a twenty minute walk, I saw a dozen grazing Mule Deer, a Hummingbird Moth, a Wolf Spider (or similar, I'm no expert)- and I spent my time sitting on a large boulder by the water reading my newest book. I call that a good time :).

hiking
Friday, June 14, 2013

Great place for a walk or bike ride. Very busy but lots if fun. There are places to rock climb and boulder as well.

walking
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Great Day Walk /Hike -

Lots of bicycles to avoid though!

walking
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Very boring. A lot of people. Along a busy road.

If you're looking to go for a walk this is the place to go. If you're looking for an outdoor hike and adventure go somewhere else.

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