Community Ditch (East)

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Good

Nearly any route through the Marshall Mesa area will likely include the some or all of this trail. It parallels the Community Ditch and is level, wide, but with a natural surface - so it can be a bit rocky at times.

Starting from where it crosses Highway 93, the trail also connects with the upper end of the Coal Seam Trail. Heading east, the trail meanders following the ditch, offering great views of Boulder and the Flatirons to the north, as well as a chance to see deer, coyotes, and more likely, some of the cows that frequent the area.

The first intersection you come to is on your right, with a bridge over the ditch. This trail climbs up to the Greenbelt Plateau, and the section you see from the intersection is the toughest part of the trail. The next intersection, to the north, is a hiking only trail. Finally, you'll come along to the end of the trail, and the intersections of Marshall Valley Trail and Cowdrey Draw Trail. One other bonus at this end of the trail is the overlook to Marshall Lake. While there's no access to this private lake, it's another great place to see wildlife and take in the views.

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1.3 mi.
5 ft.

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Current rain is making the trails in this area soft and muddy. Give the area a day or two to dry out after the rain stops. gatwick parking

In great shape!

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Drier than you're grandma's sense of humor!

Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work.
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OSMP has reopened the trail.... Actual conditions not known

OSMP has reopened the trail.... Actual conditions not known

I enjoyed reading your post and found it to be informative and exactly to the topic. Thank you for not rambling. Thanks..
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Trail Meter: Closed»Fair

OSMP has reopened the trail.... Actual conditions not known

Trail Meter: Poor»Closed

OSMP Closure - supposed to start July 9, but don't ride there July 8... it's a muddy mess

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

condition set to Poor

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