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South Boulder Creek Trail

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 48 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 5,432' 1,656 m
Low: 5,280' 1,609 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

An easy dirt path linking some of the paved paths and East Boulder trailheads with Marshall Mesa.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

This trail is also sometimes called the Bobolink Trail. The trail winds its way through open space along Cherryvale Road, just east of the East Boulder Recreation Center, then crosses under South Boulder road to continue South. It then winds through more open space, under Highway 36, over a well-constructed bridge, and ends at Marshall Road, which is a quiet runner neighborhood connecting easily to the Marshall Mesa trailhead.

This is great as a run in and of itself, or you can turn this into an epic day if you choose to continue south on the Marshall Mesa trails.

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Jul 3, 2019
Shweta Bhandare
Oct 29, 2018
James Carson
Nov 19, 2017
Ethan Clifford
7.8mi
May 5, 2017
Alyssa Countway
Hot!! Cows on the round up 6mi
Feb 15, 2017
Alyssa Countway
2.5 miles out and back 5mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 5 votes

#13

in Boulder

#10548

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#13

in Boulder

#1,029

in Colorado

#10,548

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1,114 Since May 21, 2013
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Spring wildflowers along South Boulder Creek.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
Scenic old shed along the South Boulder Creek Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
Big downed cottonwood is fun to scramble around on.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
Sunset view from the trail, about 2.5 miles from the Bobolink Trailhead.
May 3, 2017 near Superior, CO
Great running surface on the Bobolink Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
This unique boggy area in spring is alive with croaking frogs.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO

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