N.C.A.R. and Mesa Trail: Table Mountain to Boulder Creek

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Boulder Open Space

N.C.A.R. and Mesa Trail: Table Mountain to Boulder Creek is a 5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 859 feet Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

Decent hike. Very busy trail. Super muddy.

Kinda just walked around towards Chautauqua. Good trail a bit muddy in spots

hiking
2 months ago

Muddy and gorgeous

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
4 months ago

Great trail for a warm winter day. Lots of mud and ice/re-freeze of snow from recent warm weather, particularly in switchbacks and heavily shaded areas. Otherwise it’s got some great elevation variation and great views.

hiking
muddy
snow
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

nice trail. trail is dry. the water crossings are mostly dry did this around 11 am on Thursday and we did not encounter a lot of people

hiking
11 months ago

The Mesa trail spans a beautiful area of the amazing landscape just below the flatirons and foothill peaks. On the half closer to NCAR it is pretty busy with hikers and trail runners. The other half closer to el dorado/south mesa trailhead side is much quieter. Everything this time of year (May/June) is SOOO green and lush.

Sun Apr 28 2019

We got to the point where it was a direct Rocky incline to the bat cave and turned around since the cave was closed. Great hike, pretty views, heard turkeys near by and heard and saw what we believe is a rattle snake so keep your ears open for the rattle and eyes open.

hiking
Sat Aug 18 2018

my go-to hike. not many people and leads to an empty bat cave at the end but very difficult to get to it. views are awesome at the top.

hiking
Fri Aug 17 2018

I love this hike. GREAT views of the Front Range!

Sat Jun 23 2018

I loved this trail, because it was easy (even with kids on our back) and every turn was stunning! This was our first hike in Boulder and it was a great view of this beautiful town!

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