Hessie Trail

EASY 31 reviews
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Hessie Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nederland, CO that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles 472 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

snow

Great trail. Beautiful aspens. Awesome waterfalls. Not to steep but still a work out.

2 months ago

This hike is worth while but has a few draw backs. The "trail" is almost exclusively a loose rock logging road with only minimal areas of dirt trail. This trail is VERY busy. So much so that there is a shuttle bus for when parking is bad, 2 outhouses, and a friendly ranger writing parking tickets. Lost lake itself is pretty but not the most beautiful of mountain lakes. The changing of the leaves made this hike better than it would have otherwise been, but still worth while.

2 months ago

Nice hike up the trail. Gets busy during the days so be sure to get there early or shuttle up.

hiking
2 months ago

gorgeous views, nice creek with appropriately scenic waterfalls, and we went in late september as the aspens were changing color, so the surrounding forest was out of control beautiful. my only note is that the tags are a little deceptive - while it's not a difficult hike by any means, there are parts of the trail that are just loose rock at a fairly steep incline, which I wouldn't classify as kid-friendly. I also wouldn't bring anybody with knee problems for the same reason. overall, a great hike that's easily done in a morning or afternoon.

2 months ago

Crowded because it's pretty. Gorgeous waterfalls and creek the entire way.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Loved it! So many things to see. Beautiful overview of Boulder and the mountains, beautiful waterfall and gorgeous lake. I've done a lot of trails in CO and this is definitely my favorite!

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail. Went both in summer and winter. Although the hike is more difficult in winter, it's much more beautiful in my opinion.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This was a beautiful trail! Definitely recommend it! I can't wait to see more of the wild flowers in full bloom. Get to this trail early! Parking is insane if you go in the afternoon, and you may have to take the free shuttle from Nederland.

6 months ago

GORGEOUS in the fall!!

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. We only went to lost lake but i onow theres alot more to do.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was beautiful and just the right difficulty given we've barely been in CO for two days. Coming from Orlando Florida, the elevation of around 9000 feet above sea level, was a good fit. Tomorrow we'll go higher!

6 months ago

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