Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 123 reviews

Bear Lake Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from March until November.

0.7 miles 39 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

A high altitude lake with views of many mountains.

hiking
8 days ago

Started my day at Bear Lake and went west to Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes before ending the day at Mills Lake near Glacier Gorge. Pretty crowded for a Friday but it's the end of season so I expected people to be trying to get their final fix of the summer in :) the aspen leaves were golden and just stunning. I would love to go back!

13 days ago

Beautiful loop around the lake for hikers of all ages.

20 days ago

Very easy hike of a beautiful lake. Saw all ages and skill levels on this trail.

hiking
22 days ago

27 days ago

walking
29 days ago

Very scenic area!

walking
29 days ago

Very scenic area but this is a flat, easy, well maintained trail. Not sure why it is labeled moderate?

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing in every way!

1 month ago

Amazing views. Great pictures.

1 month ago

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Hiked this back in January. Had our 4 year old niece with us, so went for something easy. Very nice scenery, especially when everything was covered in snow.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Did this some 30+ years ago, it must have been easy if my parents did it, they were huge hikers

walking
1 month ago

Very pretty, easy, paved. Good for children. However, very busy in the summer!! It is best to go as early in the morning as possible if you want to park at lake.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, easy walk around the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Magical place!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous

hiking
2 months ago

Good walk around the lake. We went ahead and did the other lakes as well. Highly recommend ! Gorgeous.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Good warmup for the other nearby trails.