Nearest City: Boulder
Location: Just east of Hwy 93 and Marshall Rd
Difficulty: Easy - Medium
Number of Trailer Spaces Available: 4
Distance: 9.8 miles
Time: 4 hours
Trail Allows: Bikes, Dogs, Horses
From the trailhead visitors may take the Marshall Valley Trail to the east or the Coal Seam Trail south. Marshall Mesa Trail (0.7 mi) connects Marshall Valley and Community Ditch Trail and a loop hike can be taken combining Marshall Valley, Marshall Mesa and Coal Seam trails, or Marshall Valley, Community Ditch and Coal Seam trails.
Cowdrey Draw Trail (0.8 mi) provides access to the east to the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail that accesses Boulder County Parks and Open Space.
Community Ditch Trail provides access to the south to the Greenbelt Plateau Trail and to the west to the Doudy Draw area.
Some steps and rocky terrain. This historic coal mining area is peppered with the historic remnants of past mining operations. The landscape includes beautiful stands of rare dryland tall grass prairie and pine-covered hillsides. Wildflowers abound in spring and summer. Mountain bikers also use this trail.