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Kyra Jacobson
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Hiking

Some shade. We arrived at 9:30 on a Sunday morning and it was not busy.

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Taylor Nelson
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HikingBugs

Beautiful trail that isn’t very difficult to do. Tons of bugs down by the pond. Lots of people and cyclists, most giving space and distance where needed.

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Jimmy Martínez
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Hiking

Completed 7/11. This is a nice, moderate trail. I would rate it on the harder side of moderate but purely because of the length. Lions Head is closed until 7/31 and we wanted to hike up there which was a bummer but that just means we will be back in the fall. Plenty of shade to rest if you need but a lot of the trail is uncovered and it was very hot today. We went up to the overlook after stopping at the falls for a snack and total hiking time was 4:30

Sara Thompson
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Hiking

Great kid, jogging stroller friendly hike. Partial shade.

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Nicholas Palmer
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Solo hiked this trail (modified) on 7/8/20. I arrived at 6:20 to the parking lot, and was hiking around 6:45. I only saw one other hiker and a mountain biker for the first hour and a half or so. I saw more deer than people during that time actually! However, later in the day, the trail does get pretty busy and hot. Lion's Head upper portion is closed seasonally, so I modified my hike making it a loop and also checking out Elk Falls. Over all, I did about 13 miles (recorded 12) and it took me just under 5 hours of hiking time. The trail is easy to locate from the parking lot, and wide enough to accommodate two passing hikers for the most part. Mountain bikers do frequently use the trail and for the most part make themselves heard, but keep an eye out. I will say the trail turns into a service/ Jeep road about halfway to the lake, and a Jeep did pass me on the road. Water sources are scatted throughout the hike about ever mile and a half or so and filtering shouldn't be a problem. There are also plenty of benches and rest spots along the way, with bathrooms and a porta-potty. Overall, this hike was a lot of fun, and relatively easy/moderate if you stick to the actual planned route. If you go the way I did - which I recommend - it was moderate but gives you a little different terrain on the way back with a beautiful waterfall. For the most part the trail was rolling hills, with slight ups and downs making this a great day hike even if you have kids.

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Kara Williams
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Hiking

Beautiful trail...due to time constraints, we only went to the halfway point and turned back. The creek is small, but running and crystal clear. There are a few crossings and a couple of great seating areas for a quick stop. If you seek a shady, tree-lined, moderate incline route, this is a great choice. There are a few meadow openings, but otherwise a shady hike. Lots of great rock features and cliffs to view, also. Watch for mountain bikers. Dog friendly trail. We will be back to do the entire trail soon.

Susannah Fraser
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Hiking

It was our first time visiting this park. We arrived around noon on a Sunday and parking was no problem. My kids went ahead of us on their bikes while my husband and I hiked. I loved that there was plenty of shade and trails were well marked so the kids had no trouble finding their way back to the car without us. I’m looking forward to a more in depth exploration of this park!

Megan Hosea
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HikingNo shade

Hiked on Saturday 7/4. We camped overnight and started on the trail around 7am. Not too many people on the trail as we started. More people starting as we were finishing the hike. Would recommend starting early to avoid afternoon storms (we got back right as it started). Climb down to see the waterfall is hardest part but very doable. Took a little under 6 hours with stop at waterfall for lunch. Very beautiful area and close to Denver.

Bridgette Riddick
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HikingClosedFeeRocky
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Josh Meiman
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HikingWashed out
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Michael MacDonald
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HikingFeeRockyScramble

Satisfyingly difficult trail with beautiful scenery throughout. Plenty of good vantage points to stop and take in the surroundings. Rocky and a bit of a scramble in places but that just adds to the experience. A couple of cool historic buildings along the way. The waterfall at the end is absolutely worth the journey (and very, very cold)!

John Simon
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Great!

There are some difficult spots but I would not consider this a hard trail. Lots of mountain bikes but there's generally plenty of space for everyone.

Jessie Robinson
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Hiking

Very easy hike that is perfect for little kiddos. We saw lots of deer, and had fun skipping stones on the lake. The parking is easy and the restrooms clean.

Emily Wheeler
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HikingBugs
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Caleb Personne
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Hiking

fantastic trail network. clearly marked, lots of shade, great workout! highly recommend!!

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K Phelan
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HikingFee

Really nice trail. I’ll have to come back and run it. 12.5 miles took a little longer than I thought! Trail is in great condition. No water crossings or snow. There were signs for moose in the area, but I only saw a deer.

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David Bellus
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Hiking

Nice trail. Easy trail for sure if you go counter clockwise If a clear day bring your sunscreen Beautiful views on the loop.

Ricky Baylis
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Hiking

Nice moderate hike with some pretty views of rock formations throughout, we added in the marmot loop to extend the hike and wind up at just over 12 miles, adding some more views and a pond which was nice since the hike was fairly easy. Lovely state park id visit again.

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Kat Cheshire
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. I hiked on an overcast Sunday and surprisingly had no issues with parking or crowding. On the way up, I stopped at the overlook because there weren’t great signs on how to summit. Plus I was solo and hadn’t seen another hiker in a mile or so and didn’t want to risk it. But the overlook was great. I’d suggest taking chimney rock trail on the way down so you can see the foot of the falls. It will loop you back to the pond. Also took the alternative route back from the pond on Marmots passage. Beautiful views and added small mileage. Round trip was close to 13 and not too strenuous at all. Enjoy!

Janelle Veres
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HikingRocky

We went counter clockwise! recommend it as mentioned in other reviews. I would say its more on the moderate side then easy as noted but the views are gorgeous!!! Some traversing over rocks and ended up over 7 miles ... its was really nice. will do it again for sure.

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Ashley Morris
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Hiking

Very easy hike, nice and chill

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Michael Jones
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Hiking

Great trail. Hiked part of Mason Creek until the portion that is closed and it forces you into Bear Claw Trail. About 3 miles in from the parking lot there is a great lookout. Also a couple little areas off the trail at the begining next to the creek that are great for picnicking and hanging out

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LINDSEY BEDINGFIELD
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Hiking

Easy hike with pretty views and plenty of shade. Great with a stroller and 3-year old.

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Mark Snook
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Hiking

Great trail, beautiful view at the end, pretty gradule inclines and generally nice scenery. Would recommend getting up early it got pretty hot. 10/10 Would recommend.

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Matt Hofmeister
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HikingFee

Great hike especially for only 45 minutes west of Denver. Saw marmots and deer. Rather easy since the incline is minimal. We recorded 8.9 miles and you can add 1.5 by catching another trail by the pond which makes it a loop. We arrived at 7:15am Saturday and it wasn't too crowded yet. Never felt too crowded on the trail but the parking lot does fill up quick. Fair amount of shade as it's mostly wooded. Mask usage was underwhelming--just slip it on when you walk past someone. Mountain bikers were courteous.

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