Community Ditch (East)

Trail Meter: 
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.

Comments

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

11/8, a few muddy patches but getting there.

Trail Meter: Fair»Poor

11/2 Snow, slush and mud. DON'T RIDE THIS TRAIL NOW. Snow and mud will persist until next storm on Saturday 11/5. If that doesn't materialize, might be rideable by Tuesday 11/7.

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

Dry with exception of Eastern 100 + yards. Very soft as you connect to Cowdrey Draw.

dry

Sat. 5:00pm: Dry

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Sat. 5:00pm: Dry

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

from OSMP via Twitter: Ranger report: All Marshall Mesa area trails are muddy, incl: Community Ditch, Coal Seam, Marshall Valley, Marshall Mesa

dry

Good as of the 18th.

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Fine condition. Have at it.

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