Spruce Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Breckenridge, CO that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Breckenridge: Take Hwy 9 south of town. Turn right into The Crown subdivision at Spruce Creek Road. Follow the main road, taking left turns at most intersections. Look for blue diamonds on the trees while driving through the subdivision. These will help you through the newer intersections that may not be left turns. The 2wd trailhead will be on the left after approximately 1.2 miles. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles may continue 1.5 miles to the upper trailhead.
Gorgeous hike! It has plenty of shade and water crossings which makes it great for dogs. There is an added bonus in the form of a beautiful waterfall. Don't hesitate to venture to Mohawk lake and/or Mayflower lake, they will not disappoint!
Beautiful hike from the lower parking lot. Which makes the hike a little longer but well worth it!
The trail near the top at continental falls isn't very well marked so we found ourselves bush whacking it a bit, but we made it to lower Mohawk lake, which is beautiful! In the return trip we decided to take the road back to the parking lot. I would recommend staying on the trail, the road is very rocky and exposed to the sun. I doubt it saves any time and not as nice.
Great hike which was not difficult at all.
A very nice hike. Accurately rated as moderate!
Beautiful trail through wooded area with waterfalls
Loved this hike! Only complaint was once you get to the lower Mohawk lake the trail to the upper isn't super obvious. Totally worth going to both lakes.
Beautiful day hike. Beginning gradual incline through the wood, just a warm up. To a pond below the main attraction. Spectacular views little more incline and harder hike to the falls and lake but well worth it. I would do it again.
Our family of 7 (2 adults, 5 kids aged 8 to 15) enjoyed a hike to the intersection of Wheeler Trail. There we were treated to a breathtaking open view of mountains, a waterfall, and a meadow with a creek. Along the hike, you hear Spruce Creek babble while wildflowers and birds keep the hike interesting. (It was 3.3 miles roundtrip from the trailhead. I didn't start recording until about 3/4 mile into the hike.)
Great Hike. A little challenging after the mid-point if you start at the lower lot. Can drive up to the midpoint but would recommend 4x4 as road is rough. After mid-point much rockier and steeper. Made it to Lower Mohawk and well worth it. Altitude is a challenging especially for flat landers. We live at 7400 feet and still struggled some.
Difficult for our 5-year-old and this out-of-shape flat-lander but the view of the falls, Mayflower Lake, and accomplishing a goal made the hike worth it.
We were carrying a 20 lbs child so we found this hike very strenuous. Overall a very nice hike. There is a large variety of landscape to make it interesting. Saw bear paw prints by the lake, did not see any wild life.
Beautiful, lots of shade, difficult but doable for my whole family
Challenging but doable.
Really enjoyable hike. Family of five with kids 11,8 and 4 did. Used a carrier backpack for final leg with 4 year old but older kids were challenged but enjoyed. Beautiful scenery.
Spruce Creek is an awesome hike and is a well marked trail (follow the blue diamonds and notches on the trees) in thick forest. A gradual vertical climb that is definitely do-able for all ages. This trail will also connect up to Mowhawk Lakes trail so you can add that on if you so choose, but note that it's a much more challenging hike up Mowhak Lakes. We hiked up Spruce Creek and Lower Mowhawk Lake with our 6 and 10 year olds and it pushed their limits but they really enjoyed it. Round trip up to Lower Mowhawk Lake was around 7 miles. Spruce Creek itself was about 6 miles of that.
We hiked up to Mayflower lake with a 6 and 7 year old. It tested their limits, but was a beautiful hike.