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hiking
16 hours ago

Enjoyed the serenity and the views. The history behind the fan is amazing. Great place you close your eyes and enjoy the sound of the water. Loved it.

hiking
12 days ago

In this side of the park, Alberta Falls is the entrance location to most trails. It’s very pretty, but there’s definitely a lot of foot traffic.

Whenever I go hiking, I zoom right by because there’s always so many people. The further back you get into the mountains, there’s (obviously) less and less people.

It’s pretty, but if you’re not into touristy, I’d stray.

Great hike in the winter.. Not as many people, no snakes and there is actually a waterfall (frozen today)

Beautiful stroll through the woods. The waterfall was frozen but made it super cool as well!

Road to access trail head was closed about 2 miles out from the trail head.

The waterfall is so beautiful in January. It’s completely frozen and looks like a piece of art with the colors in the rocks above it. I uploaded a picture, check it out.

Easy to moderate hike, quick and beautiful.

hiking
17 days ago

If you can get off the beaten path in this area of Rocky, this is pretty close. Join up with hikes to other lakes and make a day of it. Beautiful!

hiking
21 days ago

We did this one in June and it was perfect. It was a rare rainy day so we didn’t have the sun baring down on us. We loved the remote feeling of the hike once we got into the National Forest. Can’t wait to do this one again.

One of my favorites, can’t go wrong in the Brainard Lake area really :) one thing I learned this year: Lake Isabelle serves as a reservoir, and at the beginning of September if gets largely drained. Still a beautiful hike with long lake, a waterfall, and happy doggos. Always see moose up in this area, and marmots and pika often chirp alongside the lake.

I walked this trail 12/17/18 and it’s a beautiful trail. The trail was snow packed with patches of ice but easily trekked.

Visited on a Saturday morning in December, only saw a handful of people. It was an easy outing.

Super easy and super beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 12/3. The hike from bear lake to dream lake is our favorite in the park, regardless of the season. Today was no exception. We took snowshoes with and used them the whole time. The hike from the parking lot to dream lake could be easily done with micro spikes. From there to lake Haiyaha will require snowshoes in its current state. Less traffic on this trail and recent snow makes it loose, narrow and uneven in a lot of places. You’ll have to stay tight and inside in a lot of places to keep from sinking a falling down the ridge.

With caution, it’s very doable. We are not super experienced in snowy mountains and managed just fine. It’s worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Very doable hike during winter. Water fall & streams were beautiful frozen. Took my 12,7&4yo. Only saw a few other people.

Hiked on 11/28/18. Trail still has some packed snow and ice in spots, but nothing that required spikes.

Nice pit stop on the way to black lake

Beautiful area

hiking
1 month ago

Spent the morning 11.24.18 in moderate snowfall photographing the falls. The ice is thick in enough places to walk up next to the water fairly easy. Traction footwear, such as micro spikes, is a must if you want to go up to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, great warm up to the longer hike to the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice moderate hike. The snow on the trail is well packed, microspikes were nice but not needed. Any travel off of the main trail (even by 1 foot) will need snowshoes.

Probably the best shaded hike I’ve ever done!!

walking
2 months ago

Great view, really easy loop.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great beginning trail for snowshoeing! We went from the Bear Lake trailhead to make the trip a little longer, and it was beautiful and peaceful!

hiking
2 months ago

Snow/ice today and awesome looking.

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hiking
2 months ago

This is borderline easy-moderate. The majority of the trail was snow and ice covered on 11/10/2018. We had microspikes and didn't have any issues. Would definitely recommend microspikes or snow shoes in the near future as winter starts moving in. The streams are partially frozen but you can still see some water flow - makes for some neat ice formations! The lakes and ponds are all frozen but still very pretty

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