Sunday Morning Easy Hike Anne U White Trail


For those who want to rendezvous and carpool/caravan up meet me at 9:30 at the Four Mile Creek Parking lot, 593 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, CO 80302.  From Broadway turn left on Lee Hill Road, it's on the left.

 

Anne U. White trail is a hidden gem, a non-summit shaded, easy trail, that crosses a small stream several times.  It has birds, many different plants and flowers, and even butterflies.  It's a great hike for non-acclimated newbies.

The Anne U. White Trail is named in memory of Anne Underwood White, a dedicated environmentalist, scientist and open space advocate, who donated 20 acres for the creation of this trail.

The Anne U. White Trail follows Four Mile Canyon Creek through a narrow canyon hemmed in by dense forest and steep rock walls. Ponderosa, fir, aspen, cottonwood, willow, and maple line this richly appointed riparian corridor. A leafy understory yields a diverse collection of summer wildflowers and brilliant autumn colors.

Perennial water, flowers, abundant natural edibles and shelter attract an array of wildlife including hummingbirds, deer, fox, coyote, bobcat, bear and mountain lion. This gentle trail welcomes individuals of all abilities, families, dogs, trail runners and winter recreation.

The trail heads west from the parking area and quickly joins the creek, rising nominally to the first of several easy crossings (.55 miles : 6,165'). The trail negotiates quick intervals of thick timber, narrow passages and small hillside clearings to a 5' cascade that drops into a shallow pool (1.35 miles : 6,418').

Location to meet and carpool up will be determined.

Or you can meet us at the trailhead. From Boulder, take Broadway north to Lee Hill Road. Turn left (west) onto Lee Hill Road and continue for 1.1 miles to Wagonwheel Gap road. Turn left and continue for exactly 1 mile to a dirt road on your left. Travel 0.2 miles to the Anne U. White Trailhead and parking area (on your right). Park at the trailhead or along the side of the road near the trailhead.

After words we can stop by a NOBO café for eats.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the hike, the company, the food afterward -- hey, three out of three ain't bad. I look forward to more.

    June 23, 2013

  • Jon C.

    Awesome, I just moved here a week ago and was looking for things to do tomorrow. See you at the trailhead.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a trailhead parking permit either. If need be, can I get a day pass at the lot? I'll be at the Four Mile Creek parking lot at 9:30 and I'm sure it'll get sorted out. I look forward to the hike and meeting everybody.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't have parking permit for trailhead lots, so would prefer to carpool with someone else

    June 22, 2013

  • Bethanne

    Unexpected change of plans.

    June 22, 2013

  • Bethanne

    Hi Dave, unexpected change of plans: I WON'T be going on the hike
    tomorrow so I will not be meeting you at Four Mile Creek parking loft
    after all. Have a great hike!

    June 22, 2013

  • Rita

    I'm going to be at the Four Mile Creek parking lot.

    June 22, 2013

  • Bethanne

    Dave, I will want to meet you at the 4 mile creek parking lot at 9:30
    to carpool. Thanks...

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going with other "sister" Boulder group. See you there. :)

    June 10, 2013

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