Darby's Favorite Reasons Love this Hike
- This is a popular walk because it's flat and east of the mountains, so it's easy to get to; South Boulder Creek meanders through trees and open, farm fields. It is also accessible almost all year long. This part of the trail participates in the City of Boulders Voice and Sight Program, so I can be offleash if I wear the right tag (see below). Parking is limited, so get here off-peak walking hours to get a spot.
- Many opportunities to dip my feet in South Boulder Creek, and sneak in a taste. Turn around when you reach the tunnel at South Boulder Rd; the trail continues 1.8 miles south west (under highway 36) to form the South Boulder Creek Trail and goes all the way to Marshall Rd, near Hwy 93, but no dogs are allowed on this trail.
- Bikes, wheel chairs, and horses are welcome on the paved, multi-use trail that parallels the single track trail that is pedestrian (and dog) only.
- Go west, at the multi-use intersection about .6 mile from the parking lot, and connects to the East Boulder Dog Park (about .2 miles-566 Sioux Dr, Boulder ).
- Views west towards the Flatiron Mountains, Eldorado Canyon, and Indian Peaks, and to the east you may see cows grazing the farmland.
Round Trip Length: from parking lot west of Cherryvale on Baseline Rd to South Boulder Rd and back: 3 miles.
Start and End Elevation: Zero Elevation Changes
Skill Level: Easy
Pet Regulations: Dogs Allowed Off Leash OSMP
Weather: All weather
Bikes and horses on the multi-use trail (and to South Boulder Creek Trail).
Restroom : Yes
Directions: Go east on Baseline from Boulder, just west of Cherryvale the parking lot is to the right. Going west from East Boulder County: Baseline will dead end at Cherryvale, to go north (left) and then quickly west (right) and the parking lot will be immediately on the left. Get here off peak hours to secure a parking spot.