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

We live nearby, and I walk my dog here multiple times a week. Great dog park, easy trail with great views. Lots and lots of bikers, and right near housing but still a great place for a walk. You can either walk a mile loop or the full 3.3 miles.

Great flat place to walk with a great view.

1 month ago

Short flat loop around Harper Lake is absolutely beautiful in the late afternoon sun. Lots of geese!

Flat, dog friendly. Not a lot of shade though so be gentle on your pupper.

on Coal Creek Trail

road biking
2 months ago

Fun trail for riding all-road or endurance bikes, but a little crowded with children and pets to safely bomb through. Still, a great local gravel trail for getting in a solid weekday ride - just take it a little slower and little more cautiously.

A couple nice sized bull snakes hangin around sunning themselves across the trail lately too...

3 months ago

Very easy walk about a pretty lake with lots of crawdads

Easy trail, good for after work walk and running

3 months ago

This is my 2-3 night per week exercise loop while the kids clean up dinner. It is very pretty and more of a neighborhood area. I add on some of the coal creek trail to make it an extra mile or so. Nice at sunset and sometimes you'll see coyotes.

Like most people have stated, this is an urban hike/walk. Flat land, well maintained wide trail. Quite a few dogs (adjacent to the dog park) and bikes. The dog owners are conscientious of picking up the dog byproducts so that is not an issue. Good view of the flatirons. Just went today so heat wasn’t an issue but due to the lack of trees (zero trees) I bet a hat and sunglasses are a must in the summer months. Regardless of the weather, it is always a good idea to bring plenty of water. Bottom line: Nice urban walk.

5 months ago

Great walking/jogging trail with great views. Can be a bit windy so dress for that.

waneka lake part is a nice walkabout. lots of people and dogs. no poop! Hecla part goes next to neighborhoods and yards. good overall place.

8 months ago

Great flat walking trail with a terrific view of the mountains.

trail running
9 months ago

Great open well maintained trail on this huge hill with amazing views looking down on boulder and the flatirons and foothills. Trail starts right next to the dog park with a bunch of ways to loop around for shorter or longer routes. Not a lot of elevation change pretty flat the whole way. Had a kestrel following us tree to tree towards the end.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Walk the pup here. No shade so best in the morning or evening.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Good for a quick walk if you live close but don't make a special trip to check it out

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Better for a light mountain bike than hiking. Pretty mellow but there is no shade. You do get pretty good views of the flatirons from the top.

Monday, May 22, 2017

A pretty little lake and you can go through the underpass to get to the Davidson Mesa Trail and make a longer walk

Sunday, April 09, 2017

nice for the dog. windy so not alot of people.

Friday, March 17, 2017

There was a couple of benches with good views, but there were too many that if you sat there you could think you were in Kansas. There was one tree I liked too.

Friday, December 30, 2016

I love this trail. it's long enough for a decent workout, but short enough to not kill me for the day. the prairie and the mountain view is gorgeous. easy parking and a dog park. generally flat walking space.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Very pretty and spacious place to take your doggies to play :) and around the dog park there are more trails that are neat to walk around on as well.
I definitely enjoy this place

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Such a beautiful park! Very large off-leash dog area which is nice for the pups. Many trails spanning the area, very scenic and easy to get to. Plenty of parking

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Easy, flat prairie loop with the wind rustling across the grasses, gorgeous view of the Flatirons, however, the hideous power lines disturb said view. Decent walk for when you're lacking more time to drive further.

Monday, October 03, 2016

nice view, flat terrain, near dog park

Monday, August 29, 2016

Wouldn't call it hiking, more of a nature walk. Well maintained path with a couple gentle inclines. Saw very few walkers/runners but was very heavily trafficked with mountain bikers. Lots of cattle around/along the path so if you happen to have a fear of livestock, then avoid this trail.

trail running
Monday, August 15, 2016

Good gravel trail. A bit hilly. Too bad there is no much shed and no branches at all.

Friday, June 03, 2016

My everyday walk. It's flat with pretty views of the mountains and a surprising feeling of wilderness considering its proximity to Louisville neighborhoods.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

neighborhood walk with a small pond, saw a few intetesting birds.

trail running
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Amazing wild flowers. Beautiful at sunset. Very small, mostly flat park surrounded by residential development

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great views lots of flowers! Not so bad hike except for dog poop from lazy dog owners

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