Coal Creek Trail - Louisville to Lafayette

EASY 26 reviews

Coal Creek Trail - Louisville to Lafayette is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lafayette, Colorado 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.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

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

15 days ago

walking
27 days ago

Nice trail for a walk. Be careful if it rains the creek will flood trail in spots. Lots of shade unless you cross 120th in Lafayette and head towards Erie then it's very open and hot. Lots of different ways to connect. Nice morning walk.

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walking
11 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.

Monday, August 08, 2016

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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.

walking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Lots of standing water = lots of mosquitos

walking
Monday, June 27, 2016

walking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nice little walk

Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Not very pretty & bridges were under construction