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Bobolink Trail

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 3.5 (2)

This peaceful creekside path with views of the foothills is flat and easy enough for all abilities


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0.9

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Point to Point

5,304' 1,617 m

High

5,281' 1,610 m

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22' 7 m

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2%

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Dogs Off-leash

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly This is a short trail, with little elevation gain and easy access to the parking area. There are 2-3 spots to access the creek for wading when conditions are safe.

Dogs are required to be leashed in the parking area. Dog leashes are required on the trail unless dog is under voice and sight control and has current voice and sight tags.

Description

This trail is popular at all times of the day, but is wide and flat enough to accommodate all users. Dog walkers and joggers looking for a mellow outing are especially fond of this trail. Starting from the Bobolink trailhead off Baseline Road, take the dirt trail to hike the Bobolink Trail (the paved trail is the South Boulder Creek Trail).

Head south on the Bobolink Trail. Follow along a wood fence line that prevents access to the creek except at a couple of designated spots. You can still see the water and hear its burbling progress as you hike upstream. The terrain is flat and wooded with cottonwood trees and other flowering shrubs. In spring, a boggy area to the east provides interest and frog habitat. Across the creek you get glimpses of the Flatirons and foothills through the trees. Wind along, staying on the packed dirt trail when junctions with the South Boulder Creek Trail appear. All too soon, the Bobolink Trail ends and becomes the also lovely South Boulder Creek Trail.

The trail is named after the bobolink (a migrating songbird) that can theoretically be spotted here.

Flora & Fauna

Cottonwoods

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Shared By:

Megan W

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#15

in Boulder

#22404

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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Photos

Spring wildflowers along South Boulder Creek.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
This unique boggy area in spring is alive with croaking frogs.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
Approved areas along the Bobolink Trail to access the creek
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
A biker along the paved South Boulder Creek Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO
Great running surface on the Bobolink Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Boulder, CO

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