South Boulder Creek Trail

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South Boulder Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Follow the beautiful South Boulder Creek past grazing cattle and spot wildlife of all kinds on this marvelous trail. It's not easy being a trail on the edge of America's most fit community. You get a lot of use. But it's not just humans that make this trail popular. Critters of all sorts populate South Boulder Creek and its companion trail. It's not unusual to see deer, coyote, dogs, cows, geese, and many smaller birds. On this particular trip, the author of this guide even got to witness a mountain lion chasing a deer and then getting treed by those dreaded humans. But that was a bit unusual, even for this popular trail. And although mountain lion sightings may be scarce, beautiful creekside scenery and mountain views are constant. And if you're a dog lover, you'll love the north half of this trail with two trail choices including a cement path and a gravel path. Your pooch will love roaming the trail, meeting other dogs, and even taking a refreshing dip in the creek. And dog-owners and their buddies will love this trail, whether running, walking, or biking. And if a 6.4 mile out-and-back journey isn't enough for you, then you can easily connect this trail to a half dozen other nearby trails after a short ride/walk/run on the road.

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walking
1 month ago

Was a very nice level walk with beautiful views.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful local trail, easily accessible. You're not hiking in the mountains, but you have pretty views of a few.

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3 months ago

Loved it here! So many different trails to explore. Peaceful and beautiful.

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walking
6 months ago

Super easy and very flat. Great for runners and beginners.

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