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Great wildflower hike and tons of aspens!

Wow...awesome sights! Very popular trail, so go early.

Nice hike but it was very warm on Saturday even at those altitudes. Not much if a waterfall this time of year.

Great with kids!

Great short hike with fantastic views.

Great hike and beautiful views

Gorgeous scenery/views, opportunities to climb boulders, and several streams and some small waterfalls. It was awesome. People really need to stop leaving bags of dog poo around, though; there’s bags everywhere! It’s littering and definitely not ok. But other than that, a great trail! It’s tough though, lots of rocky, uphill terrain. Great workout!

Great trail. No tree cover for the first two miles or so, which means you return to that at the end of the loop. Be prepared for it if you’re hiking in the heat. The portion near the top is nicely shaded. Beautiful views all around. I wouldn’t rate this hard. Definitely moderate, but I am not in great shape and I was fine on this trail. I clocked this trail around 7.5 miles.

Went while it was 57 degrees and rainy and I would do it again. The view through the fog was spectacular and the wildflowers were gorgeous. Will definitely go again, maybe when the suns out.

It’s a nice trail because it’s close to Denver and it really does have beautiful vista views. It’s extremely rocky and takes a lot of concentration. But we only did 6 miles.

I went on this hike for the "waterfall" and I don't even get how that is considered a waterfall, I could make a better one in my backyard with a hose.

Great hike

Love, love the view!!!! Its a steep climb up with lots of people on the trail which was nice since there are three times you could go right or left with no sign. We also learned there was a waterfall which was flowing compared to others in the area. The lake is beautiful and cold but that didn’t stop people from jumping in. I hiked this trail with my 7 & 10 year old and we spent about 2-3hrs enjoying the view, lunch and dipping our toes in the water

My daughters, 7 and 10 hiked this trail with me. It was steep, we took lots of breaks and there are some very narrow parts of the trail. The view from the top is beautiful and worth the hike.

Not easy the first 1/2 mile! Definitely worth the effort. Get there early! Bring cash for parking. Main lot is $5. Other lots are $10.

Relatively easy hike. Decent incline at the beginning but then it was more rolling hills than steep up and downs. Moderately busy and a beautiful area!

What a beautiful area. Especially great hike for folks coming from lower elevations. Unfortunately, tons of trash along trail and by the glacier. Please, please, please, pick up your trash!! My daughter's boyfriend found a plastic garbage bag left on the glacier and we picked up as much trash as we could going back to the car. Another bummer was that several drones were noisily flying around the lake. I know they can be fun and take great pics, but most folks would rather you leave them at home please!

I’ve stayed in a cabin that I adore up at St. Mary’s Glacier. I’ve hiked the trail to the glacier many times. The trail is short, fairly rocky, and the way to the glacier is all uphill. However, it’s definitely worth the hike. Plus, your hike back is all downhill! The lake is beautiful, and the water is crystal clear. There’s also a hidden waterfall tucked away just to the side of the trail! I just wish it was a little less busy. It seems best to go early in the morning or just before sunset if you go during peak season if you want some privacy. The winter is harsh, but also gorgeous and you can definitely enjoy the sounds of nature!

Beautiful hike. Very rocky but the views were stellar

Alrighty not the best hike for the afternoon. Very hot for summer as the initial ascent up until you cross the actual road, there is no shade. Breezier and shaded up top. We also met a park ranger at the top in the parking lot that connects this trail to the look out mountain and beaver brook so its nice to know that there are knowledgeable and helpful people around. Also this is a popular mountain biking trail too so if its a mixed use day, be aware of mountain bikers, especially on the switchbacks.

Beautiful morning hike. Loved the sun playing peak-a-boo through the trees. Water is really low right now so not a lot of water on the falls.

I might not have described this as easy. Lots of rocks and up hill.
Don't stick the parking notice to windshield, just lay it there. The glue gets baked on the glass and is a bit of a mess.
Awesome views and is very scenic. Certainly worth the effort.

Breathtaking! Totally worth the hike!

Beautiful day for this hike. Busy trail but that is good since there are no trail markers once you lead the trail head. Difficult walking with all the rocks but worth the trouble once you reach the glacier basin. Views are wonderful!

Great hike, went with my 11 year old and completed it in two hours. Saw wildflowers, deer, snakes, rabbits and plenty of birds. Views of the lake and downtown were among the highlights.

We loved this hike but was harder than we anticipated and is NOT good for all skill levels. If you anticipate hiking up the glacier and beyond, bring trekking poles, it gets a bit dangerous. (I'm sure this changes as the glacier melts throughout the summer)

We started off by parking in a private parking area (bring $5 cash) and hiking through trails that lead you through private property. We arrived at 8:00am and the lots were empty. The hike was a solid incline .5 miles to the lake. The Lake was absolutely beautiful with the glacier in the background, thick brush around the north edge of the water and trees. From the lake, the hike to the top of the glacier was a bit more strenuous. The 60mph winds didn't help as they were pushing us around. Walking on the glacier was a bit easier than trying to navigate the skeet and sliding pebbles and rocks. (a bit more dangerous for smaller children.) We had a blast sledding down on our coats. If you make this trip, be sure to throw a trash bag into your pack so you can slide down the glacier for a little refreshing fun! We were glad we went early as the lots filled up and the trail/glacier was crawling with people by the time we left at 10:45.

I love these trails! There's scenery, moderate shade, and, depending on which trails you take, can be a decent hike. Last week, we did the Apex Trail up to Grubstake, around, and then back down Apex. It was 7.5 miles and took us about 3 hours.

Hiked this with my sister, and we are both very active. Took about 3 hours total and we ended up going 7.4 miles. The views throughout were great, but the best at the top of lookout mountain. Would definitely do it again. It's so hot with limited shade I would recommend starting early, and be cautious with your pets.

Great for running, or for an intro to Colorado trails. Definitely evidence of higher traffic, but great on a weekday. Very close to a beautiful lake in Evergreen. Nice to have a creek running alongside the trails for the dogs to cool off in.

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