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Best trails in Louisville

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Looking for a great trail near Louisville, Colorado? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Boulder Open Space or Genesee Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Louisville ranging from 1 to 14.8 miles and from 5,341 to 5,738 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Louisville
Top trails (11)
#1 - Dirty Bismarck Loop Trail
Louisville, Colorado
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
This mountain bike version of the famous Morgul-Bismarck bike race course, is a great loop trail near Superior, Colorado Also known as the "Happy Meal Loop," the Bismarck Dirty Loop was completed in 2011 with the addition of the Meadowlark Trail section. This trail is easily accessible by Colorado Front Range trail users and is an especially enjoyable mountain bike trail. Although challenging in a couple short sections, in general the Bismarck Dirty Loop is not a very difficult trail for mountain bikers or hikers. Other than a couple low-traffic dirt road crossings, the trail is very safe and road-free. This loop trail is good for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and trail running. Portions of it are also excellent for cross-country skiing.Show more
#2 - Davidson Mesa Loop Trail
Davidson Mesa
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
This is a very easy walk in the plains by the foothills of Colorado. Take the main path out to the turn around point and then walk the narrower trail back. On the way out you can view the mountains in their glory.Show more
#3 - Meadowlark Trail
Boulder Open Space
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Enjoy rolling hills, open plains vistas, and grasslands habitats. Show more
#4 - Hecla Lake to Waneka Lake Loop
Louisville, Colorado
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This easy loop is one of the better urban walks around. This is especially true for birders. Over 100 species have been spotted at the Greenlee Nature Preserve, right on the Waneka Lake Trail. There is a nine-hole frisbee golf course on the eastern side of Waneka, as well as a small boathouse on the south. Pedal boats and canoes can be rented during the summer months. You'll see a ton of local joggers here, but it's pretty laid back. The entire route is bicycle and dog friendly. I've rated this route for what it is: an urban trail. It has great views of Indian Peaks and the Flatirons, but if you're looking to be out alone in the wilds, you need to choose a different trail. Show more
#5 - Harper Lake
Leon Wurl Wildlife Sanctuary
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 24 m
A gentle lake walk within the city This is a very easy walk around Harper Lake. The area is a wildlife refuge, so you might see some animals or birds. You can start either way and loop around back to the start. As of July 2020, Colorado is requiring all hikers in Colorado wildlife areas to have a hunting/fishing license before hiking. More info can be found here: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/LandWater/SWA/License-Requirements-SWA-STL-Access-FAQ.pdfShow more
#6 - Davidson Mesa Short Loop
Davidson Mesa
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
#7 - Broomfield and Louisville Loop Trail
Louisville, Colorado
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
Enjoy this loop trail that meanders along creeks, beside a pond, through pumpkin fields and over Colorado hills. This trail wanders through the communities of Louisville, Broomfield, and Lafayette, Colorado. Most of the ride is on open space trails, but portions of it also utilize Dillon Road and S. 120th Street. There are three good trailheads from which to access this trail, and each trailhead is in a different one of the three communities mentioned above. This is an all-season trail including portions of it open for snowshoeing and nordic skiing during the winter. During the fall it bisects a huge pumpkin farm with unbelievably orange hillsides. After a good bike ride, the town of Louisville makes a good stopping spot with a great park and a hospitable old-town, downtown. It has an abundance of delectable restaurants, friendly coffee shops, and unique shopping experiences.Show more
#8 - Coal Creek Trail
Heritage Park
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Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 6 h 9 m
This is a gentle trail that follows the coal creek from Superior to Louisville. There are a few shady places next to the creek to rest on the way. It is used for family biking and easy runs.Show more
#9 - Warembourg fish pond loop
Heritage Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 43 m
easy hike or bike trail on open space land with a fish pond Start out on the concrete path by the park. Travel along the ditch and enjoy the flatness. At the bridge, turn over it and continue on. On your right, take the path by the solo tree and toward the pond. After you have caught your limit, head west and back to the trailhead. Keep your eyes open for coyotes.Show more
#10 - Meadowlark and McCaslin Loop
Louisville, Colorado
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
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