Great trail for running and biking. I wish I had worn my trail runners for this one instead of my hiking boots. Great trail to get some easy miles in. I liked that it meanders along the creek, has lost of shaded areas and pit stops. I enjoyed these miles immensely; it was a really long easy walk on a beautiful Fall morning.
Karen S. on Bear Creek Lake Trail Loop
Great walk along the river, View of the castle. A lot of mountain bikers
We started at little bear parking lot which is the first parking lot down the hill off the road there is no signs. Hiked down along the creek past the Bears lair parking lot down past the castle and then the hike got real fun straight up once on top the views were pretty amazing for being so close to Denver. 7.5 miles around 2 1/2 hrs
Great hike for beginners or for those who want to take an easy day. Went yesterday 3.5.16 and was expecting a little more. Definitely a lot of bikers on the trail so be cautious. Also, I'm not sure where the guy went who posted the photos of the waterfalls and such, but it wasn't from this trail lol.
Jessica P. on Bear Creek Lake Trail Loop
Gravel out and back trails closed due to flooding, only paved trail open today. Very full trails of bikers who have poor safety awareness. We took our dogs but because of the cyclists probably won't go back