17 days ago

We (husband, dog and I) hiked this trail yesterday, and due to some extra walking around the lake hiked more like 3.5 miles. The hike is short but steep. It was cool at the lake but wasn't too windy. I would do it again!

Short and easy compared to most 14ers. Good views at the top, but not a lot to get excited about on a majority of the trail.

There is access to some other 13ers once you get to the top - there is pointy one called Gemini that is worth scaling since you're already up there.

trail running
18 days ago

Beautiful. I love how much mining history is spread throughout this trail. Moderate is a stretch - I would consider this easy. Miles 3-5 (marked by trail mile markers) is where almost of the gain is. Miles 7-10 are fairly boring - bring some music or an audiobook - you'll likely have cell reception the whole hike!

Gave it three starts only because it is a 14er. Not very pretty or interesting.

My wife and I got a late start around noon and decided to make a run for it. Ended up being a great day and as advertised by most on here....summited at 3:00 with bit of snow and we were down by 5:30...Road was good alway to the gate near the mines...Our first 14'er...

21 days ago

Great trail! Short but very steep most of the way.

on Windsor Lake

24 days ago

Wow! That was a lot harder than I expected.

No fall color, but it has a nice lake!

Wow! Beautiful views, wild flowers, and a stunning lake at the end.

It's pretty long, which can make it difficult. But definitely a great hike if you want to get to Colorado's roof. If you drive up the night before, make sure to stop in the field just past Leadville to look at the stars

If you are looking to fish the timberline lake just know it is flies only, catch and release. Beautiful lake.

We've hiked this trail twice - August 2015 and Sept 2016. The August hike was green and filled with wildflowers, and Timberline Lake itself is quite scenic. We passed through a few marshy spots in addition to creek crossings. This September felt like such a different hike -- too late for wildflowers but pretty fall-colored ground cover. The trees are mostly evergreen, so no Aspen yellow but still pretty. Our group rated the trail easy to moderate, depending on fitness level.

1 month ago

Loved hiking up this 14er. The little mine site is cool to walk through as the trail meanders up to the ridge. One of my favourites!

Wow. What a hike and views . Loved it

Beautiful views on the trail. however it's not a very well marked out trail by any means. Trailhead nor route is clearly marked and we briefly wandered off trail multiple times.
Not a very strenuous hike by any means.