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hiking
22 hours ago

This is a quick, easy hike. The trail is wide and easy to navigate, toward the end the trail becomes more rocky and can be difficult for some. Overall, it's worth the hike and offers a pleasant view of the city.

hiking
4 days ago

It was definitely a moderate trail (return is mostly uphill) that anyone with basic fitness could do! A beautiful lookout atop of Goat Rock for a little snack before heading back up.

hiking
11 days 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
13 days ago

Little jog up to the highpoint. No view of course, but plenty of views from the roadside parking area.

Nice pit stop on the way to black lake

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail with big cliff and good views.

Great view, continued onto other trails

hiking
22 days 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.

25 days ago

It’s very short and easy hiking!

snowshoeing
27 days 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
1 month ago

It was cool realizing I was at the highest elevation in my home state Arkansas. To bad there was not an amazing view to go along with the amazing feeling.

hiking
1 month ago

Waterfall is currently iced up and slow flowing. Not one of the most exciting destinations to visit amongst the Rocky Mountain trails. Would recommend traversing past and head over to Mills Lake.

Beautiful even in snow-packed conditions. The falls are mostly frozen over right now, but there’s lots of easy trails in the area. Good grips on shoes (or traction clamps for shoes) would have made it easier, but still fun! And dress warm!!!

Great view

Nice afternoon walk

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike! It was definitely cold and snowy, so I would recommend micro spikes or at least chains for snow boots. At points closer to the lake, the trail would almost disappear in the snow drifts, and the rocks by the lake were very slippery.

If the weather was a little better, I would definitely give this hike 5 stars!

Very slippery in winter, wear good shoes with grip. Husband slipped three times. Beautiful falls.

hiking
1 month ago

I got to Bear Lake trailhead at 8am Sunday. Very few cars. I had the whole trail to myself pretty much. I did Emerald Lake and then on the way back turned and headed to Lake Haiyaha. I'm glad I did because it was the best part. Its steeper and harder then Bear Lake trail. At the end there are a bunch of boulders to scramble over to get to the lake. Be careful, I fell, snow is deep and make sure you know how to get back to the trail. Its not as easy as it looks. Really incredible. Wear traction. Wear traction. When I came down the whole lot was full and there was a mile long line of cars trying to get in but they were routed to the visitor center.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike even when some snow cover is present. Did this Black Friday of 2017 and at that time of year, plenty of snow was on the trail. The first half of the trail, the snow will be packed from the heavy usage of snowshoers going to the closer lakes, but the final leg to Lake Haiyaha can be much deeper and looser. Did fine running in trail running shoes with Yaktrax, but almost everyone else was in snowshoes. Saw only one set of prints headed up the final leg on a holiday afternoon in late November. Very beautiful in the cold time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Great area!

Great hike with breathtaking views. Saw lots of chipmunks but no bears! Had bear spray just in case. My husband and I really enjoyed this hike.

Great introductory trail to RMNP. Easy for all ages and abilities.

hiking
1 month ago

This loop was awesome not to difficult at all. weather was perfect mid to high 50s. blue skies.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome scenery

2 months ago

Great hike with varying elevation gains and flats. As of 10/13/2018... I would recommend yak tracks. It’s very slippery and icy in the shade which is the majority of this hike

2 months ago

beautiful views on this hike. forests kept us cool.

Very beautiful around the lake!

hiking
2 months ago

Took the shuttle from the park and ride to the Glacier Gorge trailhead then up to the falls. The hike was good not too difficult. There were a handful of people on the trail then lots at the falls. Several people taking family photos and others having picnics.

This is one of my least favorite hikes in the park. They’re all so gorgeous & the falls are a little underwhelming in comparison

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