Lost Lake via Hessie Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, horses, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. 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.
Its a great snowshoeing trail, very popular in winter. Most people on the hessie trail are hiking this trail, however there are a lot of trails that split off from this one that are worth checking out and tend to have much less traffic. The few times I snowshoed devils thumb trail I was completely alone once I broke off the trail to lost lake.
good times! snow shoe was OK, don't need them if u plan to go off trail. lots of traffic as in hiker's, but wonderful hike!
Love this hike both in the summer and in the winter! Steep toward the end, but a good mild snowshoe hike.
15 Jan 2017 - Easy morning hike/snowshoeing excursion. Get there early, even at this time of year. Due to snow, the road is closed about 1 mi before the trailhead. Got there at 07:50 and then got to the trailhead by 08:30. Since it had been a while since the last big snow, I barely needed snowshoes at all. Moose tracks near the end. Lost Lake was very serene, but the vistas were not spectacular. Got to the lake by 09:45. By the time the hike was over (10:45), the trail was a zoo and the road was totally parked up, so be sure to go early. [3.3/5]
Hiked on Jan 2, 2017. A nice winter trail, packed down so we just hiked in our boots. Lots of snowshoers and some cross country skiers. Definitely a popular trail, and it had nice views, especially once you get to the west side of the lake. It is mostly uphill to the lake, some gradual inclines, some flat areas, and then the last 0.2mi is uphill. That just means the hike back out is super easy. :) Our dog loved it too. Someone was even ice fishing on the lake - there was about 12in of ice on it.
I've only gone in winter, snowshoeing. The last mile and a half is a bit steep!
It was such a fun trail to go and experience with my uncle and dad and also with my dogs. Hope to be able to explore more of the beautiful trails all around colorado soon.