Meadow Creek Trail to Lily Pad Lake

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Meadow Creek Trail to Lily Pad Lake is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles 734 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running


cross country skiing

horseback riding



wild flowers



Lily Pad Lake is a popular destination reachable from two different trailheads. This hike starts on Meadow Creek Trail near Frisco, which provides diverse scenery and wildflowers. Buffalo Mountain towers above the lake. Great views of Frisco can be seen along the trail. Water is sparse along the trail. Hunters may use this area during the hunting season. The trail is neither marked nor maintained for winter use, but many locals use the trails during winter for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

21 days ago

Great hike on a fall day! Moderate to easy, steeper in the beginning but gets easier in the second half. Gorgeous fall colors all the way up and great views of Frisco. The lake was cute and there were plenty of places to sit. Lots of dogs and people on the trail so if you want something quieter, do the longer loop. Will do this again.

1 month ago

Short with a pretty lake at the end. Good if you want something small and easy.

1 month ago