Nymph Lake Trail

EASY 21 reviews
#42 of 114 trails in

Nymph Lake Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

1.0 miles 245 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty lake to pass on your way up to dream or emerald.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Nice little climb. Always crowded. Lake is not the most picturesque, but lovely. Good trail to run kids on.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Keep going! Dream lake is just a bit further and much nicer views.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike with kids. Uphill on the way. Easy downhill on the way back.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

My wife's favorite lake there for some reason, Personally I like Dream lake much better, if you got the time, you should push yourself the extra distance & get in two very nice lakes!

hiking
4 months ago

The incline was rough for me, maybe took us 15-18 mins to get to the lake, but once we did, we were rewarded with this magical view!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail and lake was shady to rest before we trekked onward to dream and Emerald

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful. The lily pads were in bloom. I expected the Lady of the Lake to emerge with Excaliber at any moment. Very ethereal.

hiking
6 months ago

Be sure to get to Bear Lake Parking lot early as the lot will fill. Nymph lake is beautiful and short hike from the trail head. Asphalt trail for awhile/railroad ties... hard to miss this lake. If you are up for a short hike with those who are not acclimated to the elevation, children, non hikers... this is a beautiful quick hike for you but can get very congested for those reasons too.

hiking
6 months ago

5/15/16 short and sweet! took longer because of the snowpack but, crampons were worth the money! smaller than expected. Low traffic in the morning

hiking
1 year ago

0.5miles from the parking lot makes it the most crowded trail and destination in the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Both the Bear Lake (start) and Nymph Lake are beautiful, but start early (before 8am) and on a weekday if you want to enjoy the sounds of birds and not people.

hiking
1 year ago

Steep almost paved like trail. Lake had an okay view, easy trail with a baby on my chest.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Super short and nothing to write home about. If you climb the rock by Nymph Lake you can get a beautiful view but keep going to Dream Lake.

hiking
2 years ago