If you ride past the local big box hardware stores and secluded ranch-style homes, you’ll come to the following unassuming gate:
Keep riding and you’ll encounter a gentle climb that parallels Highway 36. Recent heavy rains have left the trail slightly rutted, but runners and riders should have them smoothed out in a few days. The rest of the trails are pretty much flat, and less affected by rain.
Speaking of rain, afternoon showers (and thunderstorms) are not uncommon. The Boulder Flatiron webcam is a handy way to check current conditions.