Good early morning hike! Took our 8 month old grandchild with us. Pretty views and meadow had lots of flowers in bloom!

Did this hike on an overcast July morning and loved it. Not too strenuous with nice views. Nothing incredibly special, but still a nice little hike.

The trail where bikers are not permitted is quite nice. The water is crystal clear and the views of the mountains are breathtaking. The trail is very easy to access as well as easy to hike. Although jt’s a beautiful hike, I personally enjoy views that don’t include power lines and major roadways. For where it’s located, it’s a great hike and worth it.

Favorite local trail, hike it a couple times of week just to escape. Great views of the lake and mountains, very quiet for being close to town!

My wife and 4 kids are here for a couple of weeks and love to hike easy trials. Had not done this one yet. We really loved it. Took about an hour or less with stopping for pics etc.

One thing though...use this app to find your way down. We have hiked quite a bit over the years but still managed to get turned around on the way down. We spoke with other hikers who did the same thing. The map feature on this trails app helped get us back to the van. No danger, just a little turned around. Follow along with the app and you’ll be fine. Or just pay attention when you go up! BUT - a sign or two would be nice.

We loved it and will be doing it again.

Nice wide trail. Views! Wildflowers. Easy incline. The dogs loved it!

Great trail for kids and an easy adjustment to the altitude.

Ok trail, incline all the way up. Very windy at the lake. Bring a jacket.

I’m obese and out of shape so this trail was perfect. I got a workout heading up the trail but not so much that I was miserable. If you are looking for an easy trail or have small kids this is perfect. Great views.

Cool little hike. Took a 7 and 10 year old. While they complained a bit about the “uphill” portions, they had a great time exploring the trail, woods, and views.

Great first day in the mountains, hike. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
30 days ago

We started at Meadows Trail from parking lot on Highway 6, then Crosscut up to Ridge Trail where picture was taken.

Great trail for a family or when getting adjusted to the altitude! Short hike to the dam at the top with pretty views and wildflowers along the trail! A lot of people bring their dogs as well. If you are looking for more of a challenge though, I'd recommend a different trail.

Very easy and a good warm-up hike.

A nice easy trail, some awesome views of the lake and surrounding mountains. A nice mix of open and wooded areas. Great for warm-ups.

easy trail. I did it with my 9 year old and my 8 month old. I was able to use the stroller but mainly stayed in the main road. it took us 30 minutes to reach the lake from the parking lot but we are slow walkers.

Great beginners trail

great views and very light traffic. easy for any group

The old reservoir trail has amazing views and a quick 0.8 mile trip uphill. Very easy but the views are wonderful!

I've lived in Frisco for years and never knew about this walk. great place to take guests.

Nice quick trail nearby my house. Good for my small elderly dog. Route options between 2-4 miles, looped, so you can choose to do more or less based on your mood. Steep switchbacks climb to moderate ridge through the trees. Connecting with woods road that heads downhill, back to the main waterfront trail and rec path/parking area. Watch for bikers when you connect back briefly with the rec path.

Conditions 4/25 are very muddy and wet; with some snow still present in shady places. Beware of mud slicks, soft snow and steep edges climbing switchbacks. Thankfully I didn’t fall and make a mess of myself!

1/30/18 Hiked this trail with some friends from the East Coast(I’m local) and we all enjoyed the views. Half of the trail is covered in snow and the other is paved. I’m glad I was recording because at one point the trail split and we went the way where the snow was most packed(assuming it being most traveled), which ended up being wrong. We had to find the trail by cutting across untouched snow which was up to our knees. It was all worth it. Not a lot of people on the trail and got some great photos.

Great hike to bring your furry friends along! The views are wonderful, especially from the ridge trail. The gravel road was mostly clear of snow, but once you turn off on the ridge trail, the snow get a little deep. Great views!

great scenery. part of the ridge was closed but there is light trail that works around.

trail running
7 months ago

Gorgeous, fun Winter trail run. I wore Kahtoola micro spikes for sure footing. Pretty views on a runnable Winter trail.

We wanted an “easier” trail close to Frisco and we chose this trail. We went up the ridge trail and it was STUNNING. As for easy it would probably be more like easy to moderate because there is some incline and a few rocky areas. We laughed because we were the only hikers without dogs! It took us 2 hours with stops along the way to take in the view. Loved it. But I am easy to please.

hiking
8 months ago

Wife and I hiked every inch of it...every overlook and side trail. I would stick to the ridge trail and go out and back rather than getting on the gravel path near the reservoir. Views from ridge trail are great!

We did the wide 3 miles from the trailhead straight out to the reservoir. It was cool, windy and an easy walk. We went mid-morning and there were very few people out there. The views are amazing. Perfect for out-of-towners looking for a good view and an easy hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Just challenging enough for my skill level and age. Gorgeous scenery

Beautiful views!

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