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South Boulder Creek via Walker Ranch Trail

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Walker Ranch Park

South Boulder Creek via Walker Ranch Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 610 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Running Forest River Views Wildlife
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Rebecca Carpenter
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Hiking

Great hike. Beautiful with varied terrain and not crowded at all, even for a Saturday with good weather. We went from the Ethel Harrold parking lot, and my Apple watch said we did 11.22 miles total.

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Thomas Persson
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Mountain bikingGreat!No shade
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Alex Nenov
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David Sanders
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Hiking

Especially nice once you get near the creek. I can see why mountain bikers use this trail. There is a gradual slope down then back up and it is plenty wise along most of it.

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Jeff Paluck
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Hiking

Awesome! Make sure to bring enough water.

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Sara Thiele
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Lauren Thomas
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Hiking

Great short hike. Started at 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning and saw less than 20 people for the first hour. River and views were beautiful!

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Riley Krull
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Hiking

Very Mellow with gently sloping ups and downs. Only one section of stairs. We went CounterClockwise and noticed most hikers went the other way. Lots of mountain bikers to contend with, so be on the lookout. Good trail for dogs and for a mellow time outside.

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Jessica Stershic
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Raymond Spalla
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Hiking

Great hike with plenty of variety.

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Allison Rycerz
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Hiking

Awesome trail. Conditions good with recent snow. Definitely be back on a clear day!

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Sheila Kiker
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Jess Beacom
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Hiking

Love this trail, everyone is friendly and respectful. It does get busy by 9am on the weekends so go early. Masks required so bring one and wear it - at the very least wear it when passing others on the trail.

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Sheva Sureya
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HikingNo shade

What an amazing hike! I did lose the trail a few times because of bad markers but I love the variety of views and rivers. Sweet spot!

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Maria Belmontes
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Hiking

Cansado pero vale la pena

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Nikki Ghobrial
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Annalise Brod
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Hiking

Perfect views to strenuous ratio

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Theresa Kucinski
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Hiking

Great hike. We went counter clockwise and didn't see any major reason not to go clockwise if it's a cloudy or cooler day. Views are beautiful.

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Brittany Szafran
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Hiking

Easy one mile descent into to the canyon to the beautiful creek, great for picnicking or fly fishing. Somewhat difficult ascent back out in the hot sun.

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Sam Romano
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Alex Fidler
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Fun trail and interesting scenery. Was different going down first and then climbing in the latter half of the trail.

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Omed Isam
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Hanna Matry
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Drew Baltz
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Hiking

More trash than most

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Cody James Case
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Hiking

Gorgeous!!

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Chantal Hoffecker
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HikingGreat!

the trail was beautiful! Leisurely walk on the way down to the South Boulder Creek. The hike back up to the trailhead was easy going as long as you pace yourself.

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Adam Hicks
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Nice hike. Lots of people. We started around noon. I would recommend starting earlier or on a cooler day as this trail has little shade.

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Andrew Parsons
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Hiking

Hot! Need to start early. Nice river spots. Beautiful walk.

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