Cub Lake

MODERATE 7 reviews
#68 of 114 trails in

Cub Lake is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from December until March.

5.3 miles 801 feet Out & Back


nature trips


trail running






no dogs

18 days ago

Easy hike. Relatively flat until last 15% going up to the lake.

28 days ago

Great easy hike to log some miles. I ended up doing the loop and would recommend it. The lake was pretty but not my favorite out of my hikes... but the easy walk to it was pretty along with the pool and the way down. Recommend it for a nice easy hike or to bring out of town visitors.

1 month ago

It was a relatively easy hike. Really pretty towards the end. The lake was beautiful, and we saw a moose there!

2 months ago

If you wade or swim, watch out for leeches...

2 months ago

An absolutely beautiful hike. It's relatively easy, with only one or two sections of steep uphill hiking. The lake is gorgeous, and there's paths leading down to the waters edge. Make sure you start early so you can get a parking spot and see some wildlife! Among the animals we saw were a coyote, a moose, and two elk harems!

3 months ago

Challenging hike in spots...beautiful lily pad covered lake!

4 months ago

Nice trail. Great trail with a nice serene lake.