Coal Creek Trail 

Coal Creek Trail

The Coal Creek Trail is primarily closed due to flood damage, but a few small sections are open. See the Trail Map for details

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.

 Your Visit

Trails

Trails

Coal Creek Trail

14 miles
Dogs Allowed Bikes Allowed Hiking Allowed Horses Prohibited
Easy

Picnic Areas

  • Group shelter available at the Aquarius Trailhead

Restrooms

  • Available seasonally at the South Public Road Trailhead

Parking

  • Aquarius Trailhead has 8 car spaces and 2 school bus spaces - Currently closed due to flood damage.
  • Flagg Park has 8 car spaces - Currently closed due to construction. More details...
  • South Public Road Trailhead has 9 car space Currently closed due to flood damage..

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.

 Map & Directions

 Sights

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.

Plants

Coal Creek Trail (click for larger image)

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

 History

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.


Contacts

Parks & Open Space
303-678-6200

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Parks are open sunrise to sunset
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