Coal Creek Trail 

Coal Creek Trail

The Coal Creek Trail will be closed between Hwy 7 and Vista Parkway beginning the week of September 19 through mid-March 2017. Learn More.

The Coal Creek Trail is a soft-surface trail that parallels Coal Creek from 66th Street in Superior to Erie. It connects with the Coalton Trailhead and the Rock Creek Trail.


Coal Creek Trail

14 miles
Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed Hiking Allowed Horses Prohibited

Trails Connections

The Coal Creek Trail connects with these trails and properties.

Picnic Areas

  • Group shelter available at the Aquarius Trailhead


  • Flagg Park Trailhead


  • Aquarius Trailhead has eight car spaces and two school bus spaces.
  • Flagg Park Trailhead has 18 car spaces, an ADA parking space and two horse trailer spaces.
  • South Public Road Trailhead has nine car spaces.

Keep in Mind

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and dogs are allowed on the trails. Equestrians are not allowed on a majority of the trails due to city of Lafayette and Louisville regulations.


Plants & Animals


As a riparian (streamside) ecosystem, expect to see many water-loving species of birds including ducks, redwing blackbirds, and even great horned owls. Mammals include foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, and more.


Cottonwoods, cattails, bulrush, and many different grasses are present here.

History of Coal Creek/Rock Creek Trail System

Starting in 1990, the Coal Creek and Rock Creek Trails project is the product of an area-wide partnership. Boulder County, the Town of Superior, the cities of Louisville and Lafayette, and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, all worked and will continue to work together to ensure the trail's completion.


Parks & Open Space

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