Mule Creek Trail

EASY 14 reviews
#93 of 128 trails in

Mule Creek Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
10 days ago

Very lovely and easy hike. There is a smell from the poluted river for a little bit, but it passes after a bit. There are quite a few cow pies and the trail was a bit confusing to me with the creek. If you stay on the rocky/cliff side of the creek, there's a very tight, but good trail for avoiding the creek. According to All Trails, the trail ends at a sign that says, "Private Property." It actually continues for quite a while, eventually becoming Divide Trail 717.

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

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1 month ago

2 months ago

easy trail along shady Creek.

hiking
2 months ago

I take my dog here fairly often and my parents took me here when I was little. People rarely have their dogs on a leash so be prepared for that if you have a skittish dog. Overall I love it, but I agree with the reviewer here who mentioned the pollution. It's a very easy, leisurely hike, you just have to find the little makeshift bridges to cross the stream in places. There is no view but the beauty of the forest makes up for that.

3 months ago

Oh how I wish I could give this trail 5 stars as it is truly beautiful along the creek. I use to bike here 15 years ago. I dropped a star because the first 30 minutes of trail it is evident of a polluted creek - you can smell it, see the foam collecting along the banks and rocks, and my dog would not go in it or drink it. The smell and foam increase as you hike up the trail and Just before the private land and no trespassing sign, cross the creek to the right. Someone built a "bridge" so you don't have to put your feet in this water, but if you choose not to use the bridge, know that there is a clean snow fed creek that you come upon almost immediately to rinse off and it stays with you the rest of the way. There are several entries to this clean creek for your dog to get drink and for you to cool off. You will see wild irises. When you come to the road, cross it - trail continues. Quiet peaceful easy hike. And as others have mentioned, not populated and no dirt bikes allowed (this is new since my last time here in 2002)

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is pretty great. Follows a nice little stream. Muddy in spots, with a few easy water crossings. Hardly anyone there. My dog had a blast. Don't trust all the pics on here, some are clearly not from this trail. The trail doesn't end where the map shows it does, you just have to cross the stream and it keeps going farther, you'll cross a dirt road it keeps going even farther.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a lovely walk, follows the creek, very easy, little or no altitude gain, good walk to relax and enjoy the woods. Also great for dog who loves water.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Simple and peaceful. My dogs absolutely loved this trail.

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7 months ago

11 months ago

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015