Twin Sisters Peak Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, CO that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and snowshoeing and is accessible from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Estes Park: Follow Hwy 7 south past the Lily Lake Visitor Center to the turnoff for the Twin Peaks Trailhead. The trailhead is located just east of Hwy 7.
great sunrise hike!
Great trail. We hiked it in early October and it was comfortably warm at the bottom and crisp at the top. Nothing overly technical or difficult, though the shortened switchbacks by the washed out area of the trail are relatively steep. It's a great trail for folks like us, Midwesterners who are in pretty good shape but don't have the time/gear/acclimation to tackle one of the more technical peaks. Round trip it took us 5 hours on the dot, with plenty of breaks for pictures and snacks.
The only crappy part was walking through that mudslide area. But other than that great hike. Great views at the top
Great hike to see the colors and Longs Peak.
Great 360 view at the top, some parts of the trail are still washed out from the flood and are difficult to follow.
Great hike, alot of climbing but the views at the top are totally worth it!
Great hike with rewarding views. It gets a little tricky where the 2013 floods washed away the trail but you can figure it out of you look closely.
Very steep and mostly spent in a pine forest until you're almost at the top. There are some openings along the way but with all of the wonderful choices in this area I would put this at the end of the list.
I don't hike often. I would rate this as a hard hike. It is beautiful and so worth it!
This had beautiful views and was incredible to see the scar in the mountain from the mud slide during the 2013 floods. I enjoyed this hike but there was more traffic than I would have liked. I enjoyed hiking Estes Cone more than this one but both are really good hikes. Easy to navigate across the scar of the slide but because there are some switchbacks that were lost in the slide, the trail gets a little steep for a short period before returning to the original trail.
The site mentions the trail as hard but it is moderate at best. Very easy to follow the trail despite the landslide. The 2 peaks are pretty close to each other and not much of a hike once you reach the path which splits towards each of them-the tower. I would start very early in the morning just to avoid intense sunlight past 11.00. The views from the top are great especially longs peak.
Great hike and beautiful views at the time. At points the trail is hard to see because of the recent landslide but over all it was a wonderful hike. The trees are absolutely beautiful on the climb up.
Just hiked this yesterday. Took 2 nurses in their mid-fifties just under 5 hrs rt, with plenty of breaks to see the amazing views, and a generous lunch break. Perfect length and nicely strenuous. After the washout, easy enough to find the switch-backs, just pay attention. No trail markers on trees, no cairns to speak of. Still loved it.