ElevationAscent: 22' 7 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,304' 1,617 m
Low: 5,281' 1,610 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“This peaceful creekside path with views of the foothills is flat and easy enough for all abilities”— Megan W
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.
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.
Land Manager: City of Boulder, Colorado - Parks and Recreation