Top 5 Boulder Hikes for Families

Boulder offers a great selection of hiking trails! I have listed some classics. I would give a few others honorable mentions: Gregory Canyon Trail, Walker Ranch, & South Boulder Creek Trail. Here are the top 5 Boulder trails for families:

Trail Location Description Comments
Bobolink Trail Cherryvale & Baseline Rd. This flat trail meanders along a low creek where in warm weather kids can wade. There is tree coverage and open areas. Many times there are cows grazing. This is one of our family’s all-time favorite hikes for families with kids of all ages.
Annie U. White Trail

This trail was washed out by floods

Nobo Foothills. See link for specifics This mellow trail meander along Four Mile Creek. This is really the premier location for hiking with little ones.
Boulder Valley Ranch Trail 1 mile North of Boulder on Hwy 36 The relatively flat trail loops around a lake. You see cows at times and walk past a real working preserved ranch.  There is a lot of diversity and heritage. Also the lake is a great incentive for little ones to keep going!
Chautauqua Park and Trail Baseline and 9th Street. See link for specifics. There are many trails that leave from Chautauqua. The variety is great! Check out the park below the restaurant if your little one is tired of hiking.
McClintock and Enchanted Mesa Trail Chautauqua Park The hike leaves from behind the restaurant and heads along a drainage.  These are classic Boulder hikes that anyone can access.

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