Explore the most popular trails near Improvement District No. 4 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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I've never heard of anyone doing this as an out and back hike. Both times I've done it, we've continued on from Twin lakes to Red Rock Canyon and finished there. It makes it around 33-35 km (20-22 miles). The hike is gorgeous with meadows, ridges, and lakes all the way along. The first time on the trail was a 3-day backpacking trip. There were good places to camp at Lone Lake and Twin Lakes before the fires. The second time was as a one day hike and it was one of the best hikes I've ever been on. It was long but doable. Hopefully the trail will open up again soon.

beautiful little hike, would definitely do it again.

Went August 2017 before the fire.

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful views, and a good challenge. From lakes, rivers, meadows, scrambling, bushwhacking, and a little ridge walking, this trail offers a great variety. The trail is longer, and with the other trails around can be a loop or an out and back. It’s hard to follow in certain areas, especially through the forest because it’s so overgrown and looks more like a game trail. But definitely one of my favourite hikes. Can be done in two days, but would suggest spending at least two nights.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful hike! Lots to see and take time with. The first half of the trip (day 1) was extremely long so be prepared to be exhausted when you reach the campsite! There are parts of the train that are grown over and is a challenge to get through as you have to climb over and under fallen trees! All in all, a challenging yet gorgeous hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Good short hike, enjoyed exploring the upper falls.

Very easy hike. Nice little falls, it's only viewed from platforms though.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

27 June 2017
A good add-on to the Red Rocks walk. Easy terrain for all ages and stunning overlook platforms above the falls.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rarely do you get such incredible waterfall views for so short and easy a hike. Maybe it was because we were early in the season, but we only saw one other couple, so not busy. Definitely worth the time.

Hiked 1st week of June, 2017, excellent trail condition entirely clear of snow.

walking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Busy little trail with gorgeous views at the falls. The platforms at the falls are not dog-friendly as the metal is grooved and sharp.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

The fact that this trail is family friendly means that it can get VERY busy, but it is still worth the walk.

on Blakiston Falls Trail

Friday, May 26, 2017

Nice

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Very short and easy hike with the kids.

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Beautiful, easy hike on a very well maintained trail to a view with stunning falls against a backdrop of grand peaks. Recommend going early in the morning and beating the crowds. We arrived early and had the falls to ourselves and didn't see anyone until we started heading back.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

on Blakiston Falls Trail

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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