It's not easy being a trail on the edge of America's most fit community. You get a lot of use.
But it's not just humans that make this... more » trail popular. Critters of all sorts populate South Boulder Creek and its companion trail. It's not unusual to see deer, coyote, dogs, cows, geese, and many smaller birds. On this particular trip, the author of this guide even got to witness a mountain lion chasing a deer and then getting treed by those dreaded humans.
But that was a bit unusual, even for this popular trail. And although mountain lion sightings may be scarce, beautiful creekside scenery and mountain views are constant.
And if you're a dog lover, you'll love the north half of this trail with two trail choices including a cement path and a gravel path. Your pooch will love roaming the trail, meeting other dogs, and even taking a refreshing dip in the creek. And dog-owners and their buddies will love this trail, whether running, walking, or biking.
And if a 6.4 mile out-and-back journey isn't enough for you, then you can easily connect this trail to a half dozen other nearby trails after a short ride/walk/run on the road. less «