You can start this trail anywhere along the loop, and there are numerous trailheads for parking. Probably the best place to start, especially for a group ride, is at Community Park in Louisville. The trail is right across the road from the south parking lot, near the dog park.
Other than the gradual climb up to Davidson Mesa, the rest of this loop trail is fairly flat and car-free. There is one tricky intersection after leaving the Denver to Boulder Bike Path, and it requires about 150 yards of on-road bicycling. In the fall, this trail offers great views of the huge pumpkin fields off highway 287. In the same area, you’ll find some interesting informational signs about the history of the area. You’ll also ride by some pretty ponds and along Coal Creek for a long stretch. The view from the Aquarius Trailhead is gorgeous with a great overlook of the Front Range mountains and Flatirons.
If you’re with a group, Louisville makes a fine place for after-ride drinks, snacks and a meal.
Louisville, CO has numerous fine dining establishments on Main Street and Front Street in the historic downtown area just north of the Community Park.
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