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Boulder Falls Trail

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Boulder Falls Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Note: As of May 2019, the trail is CLOSED for construction. Please check with the city/park page for updates. A very short trail but it leads to a nice waterfall. At the start is a collection of historical photos and information. This is a must see if you are in the Boulder vicinity.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice little falls. Very easy walk to see.

hiking
8 months ago

Saw this "trail" on the way back home, since it's a short trail and get to see the waterfall, I decided to go. Parking space is limited, and also it's by a busy highway. It was such a nice "quick stop". It's worth it! 09/15/2019

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rocky
8 months ago

I wouldn’t really call this a hike/trail considering how little walking needs to be done to get to the waterfall. It was very pretty and cool to see a natural waterfall. If you want to go off the main “trail,” it becomes very rocky but you can go above the waterfall if you are brave enough. I give it 5/5 because it is a great place to hang out and maybe bring a picnic but like I said, would not consider it if you are looking for more of a trail to hike.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

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closed
9 months ago

When I went a few months ago it was beautiful, so peaceful if you get there at the right time. Boulder canyon rd is under a lot of construction right now though.

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is closed as of July 12.

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rocky
10 months ago

Short, easy mostly-stairs trail that my 4 and 6 year old were able to do. The water is rushing fast so be careful with your little ones. Construction from Mon-Thur 11a-2p. Side highway parking only.

hiking
11 months ago

The falls are raging hard from the snow melt, you can feel the spray from the end of the trail. Canyon road has construction but is only closed Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm. Otherwise it's 1 lane in the immediate area.The falls and trail to them is totally open otherwise.

11 months ago

Just tried to go last Monday, unfortunately I wasnt able to make it all the way there due to the road being shut down by cops. Have to try to stop by here again next time I'm passing thru boulder

hiking
11 months ago

Boulder Falls is a beautiful waterfall that is definitely worth the stop if you’re in the area. Keep in mind that because it is such a short and easy hike, it attracts lots of people. If you want peace and quiet, go in the mornings or the evenings during the weekends/summer.

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

Gorgeous waterfall near the highway. Great for small kids. A great quick outing

hiking
Tue May 14 2019

Cool little place to see! Not much of a hike but definitely a beautiful waterfall.

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closed
Tue May 14 2019

Just a heads up! I drove from denver with some out of towners on 5/13 and the trail was closed bc of the road construction. Such a pain!

hiking
Thu Apr 25 2019

I would recommend this Trail because the water falls are beautiful.

Tue Apr 09 2019

Short, but beautiful all year round.

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Sun Feb 17 2019

The creek was frozen over and the falls had beautiful icicles forming. The stairs are quite icy, wear your yak tracks!

Sat Nov 03 2018

Gorgeous, nice short walk with some stairs.

Mon Oct 29 2018

Very short but beautiful. It’s pretty easy but there are stairs made of rock. (Rocks are pretty firmly in place) It took us less than 20 minutes including taking pictures.

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Sat Sep 08 2018

Very short walk to a nice waterfall.

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Thu Sep 06 2018

Very short trail to a cool waterfall. If you are passing by you should take a few minutes to check it out.

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Fri Aug 31 2018

Very beautiful but no bathroom nearby so make sure you use the bathroom before you get there.

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Sun Aug 26 2018

A small walk to the falls. Something that shouldn't be missed. Glad the trail is back open

Sun Aug 26 2018

Nice and short walk to the falls. Absolutely beautiful

Sat Aug 18 2018

great short family hike

Sun Aug 05 2018

“Not the size that counts but the motion of the ocean” lmao...ok ok but its perfect for this trail. Super short but alot of motion. Bout an hour drive from denver w construction traffic so bring lunch and enjoy it with the misty roar from the falls.

Sat Jul 28 2018

Other than walking across a busy road for parking this is a fun short walk and a beautiful sight to see.

Sun Jul 22 2018

More of an attraction that an actual trail. But we enjoyed it, despite being very busy the Sunday we went. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Mon Jul 16 2018

Parking is close on the side of a big bend in the road making it a pretty dangerous spot with cars flying by so be careful. Short easy walk to a roaring falls!

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