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Just did this trail as a snowshoe trek. Beautiful and quiet, but you will have to cross one ski run on your way up. Lovely hike.

snowshoeing
11 days ago

Great snowshoeing. Line creek trail is meadow mountain trail. Did 8 miles out and back.

hiking
17 days ago

great trail. falls are awesome then went up to the lake

Went yesterday, their is a path from others but lots of snow on the ground. The lake is completely frozen but was still super peaceful and relaxing.

hiking
2 months ago

Yak tracks were required to make to the falls. This was my first time doing this trail in the winter. The change in the season threw me off and the waterfall snuck up on me. I may have missed it had I not been there in the summer. Waterfall is totally frozen over, but you know its there from the huge slot canyon. If you are hiking passed the falls to the lake you will need snow shoes.

on Beaver Lake Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome Trail! Started out with no snow- ended up in a foot of snow at the lake. For a beginner hiker from Texas, I had to make quite a few stops to catch my breath, but I made it to the lake in a couple of hours. It is a STRAIGHT UP hike the whole way, but the scenery is gorgeous!!

hiking
2 months ago

This place was absolutely amazing when the aspens were out (see pictures). Like walking in a sea of yellow! Second time I've hiked this, and it's pretty easy. The trail doesn't really have a definite ending, so once you see the waterfall, you're there!

Love this trail!

hiking
2 months ago

I also started in the village. Snow towards the top but it is easy to route plan around. Poles recommended. Quite slippery when wet (I had relatively dry conditions). The adventure center was a lot of fun to run around. Lots to do, lots to see at the top, big playground. Met a few hikers along the way but not many (4 to be exact).

hiking
2 months ago

Took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes to the cabin. Enjoyable hike overall. The trail is still mostly clear of snow right up until the last portion. As another poster mentioned, it pays to do a little more work and go up the boulder field for better views. I would rate it, as a few others have, as very high moderate or low hard.

2 months ago

I loved this trail and the brutal parts are well worth the view.

hiking
3 months ago

First hike I ever did here in CO. Amazing

Good hike. Little disappointed trail went only to top of falls. Aspen leaves pretty much all gone. But interesting snow/ice in stream bed just above falls. I am 65 and over 240 lbs but in decent shape and very used to CO hiking so found it to be moderate difficulty. Went with adult niece & nephew who are not acclimated but they did fine. Took our time so spent about 4hrs altogether. Recommend this hike and if we started earlier would have definitely gone on well beyond Falls. By the way I think backpacking is allowed here.

trail running
3 months ago

Beautiful views & scenery most of the way. Went in October and bit more snow than expected!
But beautiful once you get to the lake. I wore running shoes and it was okay but hiking shoes would have made it easier!

A beautiful hike. Top of the falls is a great lunch spot. We didn’t scramble around enough (in the snow) to get a good view of the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, fun trail.

on Bighorn Creek Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike but don't be fooled, this is hard, not moderate. I'm really not sure how All Trails rates trails but this one must have been rated by either an advanced hiker with perception problems or a crazy person. The first .4 miles are steep, the next mile is the only moderate section. Perhaps the rating is based on the first 1.4 miles? After that it is hard, very rocky, steep, 2 rock falls and very difficult. I'm an experienced runner & hiker and i cannot figure out how this is only rated moderate. There are quite a few hikes around Vail that are much more enjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

I started in Vail Village, so I took the Strawberry Lane trail to Berrypicker up to Eagle's Nest. It is steep but beautiful patches of aspens everywhere even though the valley is past peak. It rained with a little snow on October 4th, so poles were necessary on the slippery terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

Short and steep - poles are handy, especially in the rain. I saw lots of visitors from sea-level who were struggling with this trail. I wouldn't recommend it for flat-landers unless they are already acclimated and/or in excellent shape! At the very least, come prepared for Colorado's changing weather. Falls are pretty and there were still pockets of golden aspens even though most of Vail Valley is past peak.

Challenging steady to moderate climbs. 3-4 stops that are beautifully breathtaking. The final destination point is fully gratifying. Strongly recommend this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked this trail on Oct 1. Path cuts through and near aspen groves or pine forest the entire length. Steady climb with a long uninterrupted stretch in the middle of the route that was fairly steep walking. Beautiful wide open view in two points along the way as well as at the summit. As a others have noted the trail signs never call this trail by the name here so keep your AllTrails app open at the trailhead and at the trail split after about a half mile. Cell coverage throughout (AT&T). Great trail!

nice hike. beautiful trees changing the day we hiked. 75 minutes up to main falls from trail head. falls worth exploring up river from trail.

9/30/18: Beautiful and challenging for a backpack trek. Aspens are great all the way up to the lake. The trail is steep, but not too painful. The trail is very narrow in sections and one portion is cut into a hill and you feel as though you might slide off. Trees were great this weekend. If you’re going up to camp, please mind the 100’ from the lake expectation, even if you see an established camp. Also, to those with dogs: the first few miles are on a southern slope and it was hot. No water access until the lake.

Great fall foliage!

A good bit of pavement to actually get to trailhead, then heavily trafficked. Good trail if your staying in Beaver Creek, otherwise there are better options.

hiking
3 months ago

Quite a scenic trail, we were looking to make it a harder endevor, so we ran/hiked up to the falls. We made it to the falls in just under 45 minutes, with a few photo stops along the way. Parking wasn't an issue for us, as we started in the afternoon. Our first hike in the area, and it was beautiful. Coming from sea level we could feel the elevation though!

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this hike! For parking i had to drive past the road to the TH and take the next right after the park.
this trail delivers all the way to the falls. The fall colors have definitely peaked but they still had a lot to offer!!
The incline is steady and pretty challenging but the falls make it all worth it!
I took a hammock and hung it right next to the falls to relax for a bit before heading back down. It was soo peaceful!! I would definitely make the drive out to this trail again.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike with spectacular views and fall Aspen colors. We did the whole 11 mile loop including Gore Range and Surprise Lake Trails - took us 6 hours.

hiking
3 months ago

this hike is a 99% incline uphill 3+ miles so be prepared for that. also be prepared that 80% of the hike you are looking out to not step in horse poop. it's a horse trail and human trail so constantly looking on the ground. other than That! beautiful views and a gorgeous lake at the top. you will be tired coming down and sore the next day!

hiking
3 months ago

I know that with most things, opinions are highly variable. Having got that "disclaimer"aside however, Booth Creek Falls has got to be in my top 5 BEAUTIFUL hikes, most especially if the Aspen are in their full glory. It is also in my top 5 most difficult hikes. The change in elevation is not the issue. The relief is. It is like working out on a "stair-master" for 3 hours (round trip). The increase in relief and elevation, in some places nearly 32% (if the AllTrails app is to be believed), is unrelenting and starts right at the beginning in a series of switch-backs and keeps on challenging you until you reach the falls. The last 1/8th mile is maybe the most difficult/steepest portion, though by this point your legs may be nearly spent (mine were) making it seem worse than it might be otherwise. The Aspen were pretty this year, but not at their best (we missed peak by 1 week I'v been told.) Also, as a working Geologist there is some interesting geology to be seen along the way. Finally, parking is a real problem, made worse by my hike being on a weekend. I've uploaded some photos and hope you appreciate them. Again, a GREAT but challenging hike.

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