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Was amazing . Lot of snow residues when I went ( June 18)
Went completely off trail
Highly recommend hiking shoe for this one . Ended up wearing tennis shoe and made my life miserable to an extent

We love this mini hike! We always do it our first day to get used to the altitude. The lake is beautiful with incredible 360 views. The trail up the ridge gives phenomenal views for little effort. I recommend going left around the lake and joining the trail on that side, it's a much more gradual incline.

Awesome hike ... great spot at the end of this hike at Lone Pine Lake for a lunch !

Very pretty and relatively easy hike. I went early on a Sunday and it still wasn't overly crowded. The off-leash area (which was most of the hike) for the dogs was fantastic!

Really enjoyed this trail! Off leash area was fantastic for my pup!

Easy and mostly flat, like a dirt road. Designated leased and unleashed areas for dogs clearly marked which is nice. Water the whole way up which is always a great fav feature for me

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7 days ago

Such a diverse terrain to hike. Was absolutely gorgeous! Even saw a fox hunting and catch his breakfast as well as a mule deer grazing.

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10 days ago

This hike was very challenging today (6/14). The first two miles were a breeze but the next two miles have tons of snow. Most of it was packed but we did our fair share of post-holing and slipping. Unfortunately, we didn't make it all the way to the lake (we made it about 3/4 of the way up) and we had to turn around because we lost the trail under the snow. What we did see was absolutely beautiful!

This is one of my favorite trails in RMNP. Hiked 6/11/17. 99% of the trail was packed snow. I saw people with only tennis shoes on, however they were having a very, very hard time. I had hiking boots with heavy duty yak tracks, which I highly suggest. I could not find the trail to Odessa, due to snow. Beautiful views, very few people on the hike and perfect weather. If you take this trail soon, there is a portion where the paths in the snow split, do not take the higher path, which is icy and on the side of the mountain. Take the lower path and go through the trees, much more safe! I also suggest using an app or navigation to track your path as snow melts quickly and it can be difficult to find footprints.

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13 days ago

It was nice. The trail was loose and occasionally steep, but not enough to be a real problem.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful and thickly wooded, but I would NOT rate this as easy. Very rocky and straight up hill the whole time.

Not too difficult, some good uphill climbs, beautiful creek side trail for a good majority! Awesome valleys with wildflowers! Saw a bear too!! Love it!!

The trail was a great loop for trail running. The beginning and end follow a fire road which is not as scenic if you're trying to impress out of town guests but the views of the reservoir are stunning. The trail is clearly marked where dogs are allowed off leash. I'm fairly local and see this becoming a regular loop!