East Boulder Trail
ElevationAscent: 611' 186 m
Descent: -611' -186 m
High: 5,389' 1,643 m
Low: 5,069' 1,545 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
Current trail conditions
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“An easy ride East of Boulder - great for beginners, and enjoyable for everyone.”— Michael Ahnemann
Lots of people come here to walk their dogs, so be prepared to slow down or stop. Be courteous - this is definitely a family trail system and not a hardcore MTB ride.
Once you reach Valmont Rd., you'll cross the road heading North, and pickup the White Rocks section of trail. The first part of the trail winds past a couple of large ponds that were once gravel pits mined by the Flatirons Company. The ponds are now very scenic, with the foothills in the background to the West.
You'll then cross over Boulder Creek on a large wooden bridge (another scenic spot to relax) and head up the only semi-technical section of trail.
The trail continues uphill until it crosses a small residential road (W Phillips Rd.) and then heads West for a bit with grassy fields to the north and south. Eventually, the trail makes a sharp turn northward, then winds around gradually to the west and climbs to a big water tower overlooking Gunbarrel Farm and the residential communities there.
Take a moment to enjoy the expansive front range views here before descending the doubletrack down to the Gunbarrel Farm trailhead in the Heatherwood neighborhood.
Finally, turn around and re-trace your route back to where you started from.
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Dogs Allowed, Features, E-Bikes Allowed
Local Club: Boulder Mountainbike Alliance
Jun 26, 2019: Sponsor a Trail Day
Jun 20, 2019: Super Summer Bike Bash 2019
Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space