Coal Creek Trail - Louisville to Lafayette

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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.

8.6 miles
269 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running




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

2 months ago

As in-city trails go, this is one of my favorties. You can really get a nature-y vibe. The creek is really sweet. I especially like the segment from S. Public road to the dog park

A great little trail to bike on with the kids. Finish it up with a stop at Lucky Pie.

7 months 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.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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.

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.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Lots of standing water = lots of mosquitos

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nice little walk

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Not very pretty & bridges were under construction

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Good for a quick trail

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