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Coal Creek Trail
Coal Creek Trail

Coal Creek Trail

The Coal Creek Trail is a soft-surface trail that parallels Coal Creek from 66th Street in Superior to Erie.

Coal Creek TrailHiking Allowed Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed E-bikes Allowed Horses Prohibted
14 miles – Easy

Trails Connections

The Coal Creek Trail connects with these trails and properties.


  • 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.

Picnic Areas

  • Group shelter available at the Aquarius Trailhead


  • Flagg Park Trailhead

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.
  • Regional trails and regional trail connectors are open to commuters 24 hours per day. Trailheads close at sunset and parking is not allowed between sunset and sunrise.


As a riparian (streamside) ecosystem, expect to see many water-loving species.


  • Foxes
  • Coyotes
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks


  • Ducks
  • Redwing Blackbirds
  • Great Horned Owls
  • Cottonwoods
  • Cattails
  • Bulrush
  • Many different grasses

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.

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