ElevationAscent: 397' 121 m
Descent: -81' -25 m
High: 5,573' 1,699 m
Low: 5,209' 1,588 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“This pleasant trail through the heart of Boulder Valley Ranch samples the area's highlights.”— Megan W
Starting out at Eagle trailhead on N. 55th Street, head west through the gate. The wide dirt road through pastureland is flat here with good views of the foothills and Indian Peaks. In 1/2 mile, turn left at the intersection and hike down a hill that twists south. Pass the dammed pond and begin the mile long, gentle climb through fields of tall grass.
After some westward travel through an area with scattered cottonwoods next to an old farmer's irrigation ditch, you'll come to the intersection of the Eagle Trail and the Sage Trail. To stay on the Eagle Trail, stay left (south) and ascend a short, steep path to the top of the mesa. This is the hardest part of the trail and the rocky surface is sometimes eroded. It is soon over though and views from the top of the mesa are great.
On top of the mesa, you arrive at a rain shelter at the junction of Eagle Trail and the Mesa Reservoir Trail. To remain on the Eagle Trail, stay right and hike along the northern side of the Mesa Reservoir. Pass the Degge Trail intersection on the left and continue to follow the ridge west. After a few more gates and the intersection with the Old Mill Trail, you come to a trailhead and end of a dirt road. The remainder of the Eagle Trail for bikers is on this dirt road, for foot traffic, the Eagle Trail parallels the dirt road just to it's south. Both parts of the Eagle Trail end at the parking area off Broadway Street.
Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space