Explore the most popular trails near Lafayette with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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This is a nice trail for a run or for an easy-going walk. There are a few rolling hills, but it doesn't have anything too strenuous. True to its name, Coal Creek meanders near much of the trail, which is nice plus. The Louisville section has a decent amount of shade, but once you get to the prairies in Lafayette towards Erie it is pretty exposed. The prairie dog field is fun to run through, though. Really nice view of the Flatirons in Aquarius open space going west towards Louisville. Overall, I wouldn't go out of my way for this trail, but it is nice for those who live nearby.

trail running
3 months ago

It’s a well maintained trail around the lake. I like to run to Waneka lake and run as many laps as needed to reach my mileage goal for the day. Each trip around is just a little over a mile.

4 months ago

Good for kids, nice park to play after walking around the lake.

walking
4 months ago

Pretty looped gravel trail around the lake. Little work out stations every 100 yards. Moderate amount of people but not bad. Definitely a good spot for a run or easy walk. Cute little park at the hub.

From Valmont easy parking/in and out. Beautiful Mountain View’s, farmlands and water reservoir. Occasional shaded areas provided from cottonwoods. Dog friendly!

good bike ride along creek and homes. nice views. not hard

4 months ago

Easy, scenic trail.

great for a casual weekend walk. beautiful views and farmland.

5 months ago

a local favorite... nice crushed gravel path for running

Nice easy path, very pretty right next to the river

5 months ago

Great for an afternoon run!

great trail, just make sure u have nobs and not street tires like my self.

Just an easy ride after work. Nothing notable just a nice path.

we started in Erie and connected to this trail just South of the town. Wide, mostly flat dirt trail with great views. No shade so only for cool days. very nice riding, nothing technical at all.

hiking
8 months ago

Should be rated easy, at the trail is extremely flat with a good surface for walking.

Meh. Better than nothing when the high country is not within reach.

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

on Waneka Lake

walking
10 months ago

Great walk, great views. Easy trail

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Don't try to bike there on Arapaho. Aside from that- beautiful farms and views. 3 1/2

trail running
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

horseback riding
Sunday, July 23, 2017

This trail is close and easy to get to. I took my horse and Doberman. We got bit by a lot of yellow flies which sadly cut our trip short. I'm hoping it's only a seasonal issue. I'll try this trail again.

walking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Short, nice walk but lots of bugs. Gets very busy. Lots of ways to connect.

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.

Well maintained trail, open space, no shade, easy walking

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Went for a run here. It's almost 3 miles around both lakes and it's all gravel trail which is nice. There are a few places to park and there is a bathroom around the big lake. Don't expect any shade though.

trail running
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Farms and mountains and smooth trails, oh my!

walking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

An enjoyable Saturday morning walk. The weather was very fair, and perfect for a walk. I could not have discovered this trail on a better day. It's in one of the many beautiful Boulder Open Space areas. You never have to cross traffic, and the trail is set out in the fields, far from town and with a perfect and open view of the mountains. A great trail if you are just looking for a good area to walk or run.

walking
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trail was super easy, no incline. Good for a flat trail run, or an easy sunset stroll.

walking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Probably a good running trail. It is completely flat and exposed. I use it when it's bad weather. I suppose it's marked as moderate due to length, but it's easy.

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