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Cherryvale Trailhead

Cherryvale Trailhead

LOCATION

66 South Cherryvale Road. West of South Cherryvale Road approximately 0.1 mile south of South Boulder Road.

OSMP administrative operations relocated to 2520 55th St.

To address significant space limitations, inefficiencies and needed upgrades and repairs at five OSMP current office locations, the majority of the department’s staff moved to 2520 55th Street in Boulder August 7, 2018. Learn more about the relocation

Please check for Trail & Area Closures.

Or view the interactive trail map (includes trail closures) and the interactive wildlife closures map

You are responsible for knowing and complying with all closures and OSMP rules & regulations.

PARKING

Parking lot at the trailhead and north of the driveway into the Open Space Office / Administrative Center. Horse trailer parking is available. Parking is also available by the offices.

TRAILHEAD SAFETY

Please keep your car doors locked and your car windows rolled up at all times while leaving your vehicle parked at OSMP trailheads. Also consider leaving important valuables at home or take them with you while visiting open space. To report suspicious activity please call City of Boulder Dispatch 303-441-3333 or Boulder County Dispatch 303-441-4444. For crimes in progress, call 911 immediately.

BUS CONNECTIONS

An RTD bus passes very close to this trailhead. Learn about Taking the Bus to OSMP.

TRAILS

View Cherryvale Area Trail Map pdf

South Boulder Creek Trail is accessed from this trailhead by following the trail east from the trailhead, then north along South Cherryvale Road and west along South Boulder Road. At the South Boulder Road underpass, the trail heads north to meander along South Boulder Creek, eventually crossing Baseline Road and via Gaptor Road connecting to the Centennial Trail (a hard surface path). You may also continue west at the underpass for approximately 0.1 miles where the trail turns south along South Boulder Creek. The trail ends 1.8 miles south of this gate at Marshall Road.

ACCESSIBILITY

This area is identified as being popular with people using wheelchairs. See the Accessible Trails Page for details.

RESTROOMS

Available during business hours (usually Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) within the OSMP Administrative Office. Otherwise no restrooms are available. 

PICNIC FACILITIES

No picnic facilities.

BIKE REGULATIONS

Bicycles are allowed on the South Boulder Creek Trail except north of the bridge to the East Boulder Community Center where bikes are required to remain on the paved greenways trail. A bicycle rack is available at the trailhead. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol. Other bike trails on OSMP.

DOG REGULATIONS

Cherryvale Area Dog Regulations Map

Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. All dogs must be leashed in the Trailhead Leash Area. Dogs are not allowed on the South Boulder Creek Trail south of South Boulder Road. Dogs must be on a hand-held leash on the Cherryvale Trail. On the South Boulder Creek Trail north of South Boulder Road, dogs must be on a hand-held leash unless they meet the voice and sight control standard and display a City of Boulder Voice and Sight tag. Dog excrement removal is required by law.

HORSE REGULATIONS

Horses are allowed on most trails. On-trail riding is encouraged to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat. Learn more about riding your horse on OSMP.

WILDLIFE

This area is significant for ground nesting birds, raptors, rodents and small mammals. Fish and invertebrates are abundant in the creek (State fishing regulations apply). The creek and wet meadows also provide habitat for unique plant life.

HISTORIC INFO

  • Presently and historically used for ranching.
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