Trailhead Description

Foothills Trailhead is just north of Boulder off Highway 36. Visitors can access the Foothills Trail and Hogback Ridge via the Foothills Trail underpass at Highway 36. The Eagle, Degge and other Boulder Valley Ranch trails are also accessible a short ways up North Broadway St.



Picnic Facilities

No picnic facilities.


Leave Boulder on Highway 36 heading north. The trailhead parking lot is immediately north of the edge of town a few 100 feet, and is visible from the highway next to the cement plant, accessible by a dirt road.


The trailhead has 22 standard parking spaces.

Area Info


This area is identified as being mobility-friendly. See the Visitors Experiencing Disabilities page for trail details.

Bike Regulations

Bicycles are allowed on the Foothills, Eagle and Sage Trails. Bicycles may be ridden only on those trails that are posted with the international bicycle symbol.

Dog Regulations

Foothills Area Dog Regulations Map

Learn about bringing your dog to OSMP. Dogs must be on a hand-held leash at all times 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. A dog station is available to aid in the collection of dog excrement.

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.


Many raptor species may be observed including eagles, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks. Mule deer and coyotes are frequently sighted. Many snakes can be found in this area including rattlesnakes and bull snakes. For your own safety, please stay on designated trails.

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