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Mule Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (8)

An out-and-back trail in North Woodland Park.


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3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

8,577' 2,614 m

High

7,998' 2,438 m

Low

579' 177 m

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Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Family Friendly Trail is a lovely Family Hike; easy terrain for young children.

Description

The Mule Creek Trail is a 7 mile out-and-back that follows along Trout Creek and Mule Creek. It begins off of Forest Service Road 75, just off of Highway 67. Look for a trail marker that designates allowed uses at the trailhead.

The singletrack winds through aspen and pines. Within the first mile, there are several rocky sections where you'll have to watch your footing. The trail then climbs steadily without sustained steep sections; however roots, rocky features and several river crossings keep the hike interesting.

Near the end of the trail, it passes a cabin, and joins into the 717 system. As mapped out here, the trail ends at trail 717A. From here you can turn back around and retrace your steps or head further into the 717 trail system.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt with improvements by K Keiter

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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Flowing creek alongside most of trail
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Hike alongside a beautiful creek most of the way!
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Cabin Remains near end of Mule Trail.
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Along the creek
Jun 14, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Flat trail, easy for families.
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Fresh Bear Markings on the Aspens
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO

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Jul 21, 2020
Ryan Mutch
6mi — 2h 48m
Jul 11, 2020
K Keiter
Jun 30, 2019
Gary Brown
Jun 8, 2019
Kate Hudgens
Absolutely beautiful! We hiked 3 miles out & back, past the old cabins. There was some mud, mostly at the creek crossings, but nothing too crazy. 6mi
Oct 21, 2018
Greg Earhart
3mi
Apr 22, 2018
Garet Itz
beautiful creek, lots of nice places to stop and rest under the pines and firs. easy uphill grade, was great for our old dog. simply sublime! 3.2mi
Dec 16, 2017
Tom Kuthy
Shady trail great for summer. Nice water features and rock formations. Picnic area on 67 before you get to the trailhead. Could be icy in winter. 3mi — 1h 30m