Lost Lake Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, horses, and snowshoeing and is accessible from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice hike for a short day. If you don't have very much time, then this is a good one to do.
I loved this hike. Incredible autumn colors. Many hidden waterfalls. The last climb to the lakes was steep but not too tough. It took me about three hours there and back and that includes hanging out by the lake for a good amount of time.
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.
Gorgeous hike ! A lot of it is incline which was really tough for me . I honestly was disappointed in the lost lake but enjoyed the hike,trees and waterfall on the way up . Highly recommend !!
Beautiful creek the entire way up. Some gorgeous waterfalls. And it's not too long! Go early because it will be packed. I suggest spring hikes because of the amount of water. We tried to get to Woodland Lake but there was too much snow; we got lost and had to turn back.
Hiked this one in the snow - Doable without snowshoes but would recommend Micros.
I hit this one on a Monday evening. Arrived around 5:30pm, saw 4 other people, and there was no one at the lake. Leaves are just starting to change and another week should be epic! This is a mostly uphill hike, with loose rocks/gravel in parts, so sturdy shoes were important. Waterfall, creeks (with foot bridges), and of course Lost Lake at the end. This ended up being a little over 5 miles after walking from the parking area (along the road) to the trailhead. Great views. Recommend!
Took the kids this one is great! You have to get off the path at the falls and walk up the trail that follows the falls. Had 5&6 yr old kids both loved it. Can't stress it enough get off the path and see the falls.
great hike! make sure to bring sturdy shoes. My friend and I took our time and observed the beautiful scenery ! hike is uphill most of the way there and make sure to watch your step!
The hike up was very beautiful, and it wasn't very challenging. Wear sturdy shoes because there is lots of big gravel in the first half of the hike. Wasn't too crowded going up, but once I arrived at the lake there were a lot of people.
It depends on what you're looking for. For a fast, child/senior friendly hike with a subtle but steady incline, this is the hike. The lake at the end though is surrounded with campsites, there wasn't a single spot where we could sit with a little solitude. It was very muddy in many spots as well. Trail is wide with gravel, but an easy incline, I'd call this easy-moderate. Overall there was just way too many people, especially for a Monday. Colorado offers some awe inspiring trails, I just don't think this particular one really did justice to what our Rocky Mountains truly offer.
Over all a very enjoyable hike with plenty of shade and places to stop and enjoy the view of waterfalls/streams. The view of The lake is very pretty and there's the option to go all the way around it to see all of the vantage points. Not a difficult hike, yet it is worth noting a majority of the trail is very rocky (big loose gravel).
Great trail. Incline at parts makes it a bit of a challenge but the lake at the top makes it all worth it. Bring water shoes if you plan on swimming!!
Such a perfect hike! Took about 4 hours total, with a lot of stops to see waterfalls and beautiful views. My friends and I even swam in the lake at the end of the trail! I wouldn't recommend doing so without good water shoes though as the rocks are sharp and heard rumors of fishing hooks in the lake. Wasn't terribly cold either. Can't wait to return!