Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Not good for hiking pretty boring scenery no cover. Pretty cute prairie dogs in the beginning

on Coal Creek Trail

road biking
1 month 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...

mountain biking
1 month ago

Really nice ride overlooking green pastures with mountains in the background. Some of the ride is next to a stream and some is through cow fields. Nice variety!

Easy trail, good for after work walk and running

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.

trail running
11 months ago

Overall great trail for a 14 mile run. Can get rocky at times but not too technical. Would recommend bug spray for marshy areas. Not much cover so it can get very hot.

walking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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

walking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

First time walking this trail. I feel like it's better suited for bikers or horseback riders. The wide trail offers little ground cover; and it was HOT. Easy parking.

walking
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.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Granted we're not bicyclists. My wife and I walked here and wanted to see something pretty and nature-oriented. Instead it's dirt and rock. One star for easy parking access, another star for the cute groundhogs.

horseback riding
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I rode the whole trail with lots of trotting and some walk and canter it took us just over three hours. Trail was wide and flat in most areas. There were some cows and my horse thought that was very interesting. Great exercise ride for the horse and relaxing for me.

walking
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.

horseback riding
Monday, August 22, 2016

We rode horseback the entire 14.5 mile trail. Had a lot of fun, but most of the trail is very hard packed and ROCKY. We encountered many mountain bikers, but everyone was extra-courteous. We were able to canter a little on the northeastern most section, but the horses walked most of the loop.

If you have a LARGE RIG be careful pulling in and out of the parking area. My 29' trailer was too big to pull in the usual way because of the landscape rocks and median at the entrance. We ended up pulling in against the one-way directions, and since everyone stopped to watch, it worked out.

trail running
Monday, August 15, 2016

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

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Trail closed till spring 2015.

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fairly nice trail. Not very busy. Mix of runners and bikers. Pretty exposed without any shade. Great for trail running with a little one in a stroller as long as you have a decently rugged jogging stroller. That's what I've been coming to the meadowlark trail for, getting a run in between my 1 year olds naps.

mountain biking
30 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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