Four Mile Canyon Creek Trailhead
People enjoy open space for physical, emotional and mental health. Remember to always be courteous. Don't forget to:
- Plan visits ahead of time and don’t park illegally at full trailhead areas.
- Remember to “keep the space in open space.” Maintain 6 feet of distance from people not in your household.
- Leave No Trace. Stay on trail and walk through mud. If you step off trail to let others pass, immediately step back on trail.
- Protect first responders. Know your limits and don’t take unnecessary risks.
- Visit OSMPTrails.org to see current trail closures, historical data that shows areas of high and low open space use and trails that are wider than 6 feet. See when trails are busiest through our Visitation Data Explorer.
Turn west from Broadway on to Lee Hill, the trailhead is on the left 0.3 mile west of Broadway on Lee Hill.
Please check for Trail & Area Closures.
You are responsible for knowing and complying with all closures and OSMP rules & regulations.
Parking at trailhead on south side of Lee Hill.
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.
Foothills Trail heads both north and south from the Fourmile Canyon Creek Trailhead. Heading north across Lee Hill, the Foothills Trail connects to the Hogback Ridge Trail.
Hogback Ridge Trail (1.8 mile) is a loop trail off the western most point of the Foothills Trail. It provides wonderful views to the east as it meanders past intermittent springs, ponderosa pine savannah and through the remnants of the 1990 Olde Stage fire.
Heading south from the trailhead on Foothills Trail leads to the Wonderland Lake area and also passes by the Old Kiln trail.
The Old Kiln trail passes by a historic limestone kiln dating from settlement times.
An RTD bus passes very close to this trailhead. Learn about Taking the Bus to OSMP.
This area is identified as being popular with people using wheelchairs. See the Accessible Trails Page for details.
No facilities available.
No picnic facilities.
Bicycles are allowed on the Foothills Trail. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol. Other bike trails on OSMP.
Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. All dogs must be leashed in the Trailhead Leash Area. Dogs are prohibited on the Hogback Ridge Trail. On the Old Kiln Trail and the Foothills Trail south of Lee Hill Road, dogs must be on a hand-held leash. On the Foothills Trail north of Lee Hill 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.
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.
Mountain lions are frequently sighted in this area. Coyotes, mule deer, rattlesnakes and raptors are also commonly sighted.
- Early history of Native American sites.