hiking
3 days ago

my favorite workout trail

hiking
6 days ago

Difficult incline but doable with a good amount of breaks. Really beautiful view at the top (not much of a lake view, mostly able to see the lake on the ascend/descend parts).

Beautiful hike! I hiked in a considerable amount of snow; about 4-6 inches around mile 2 and increasing to a foot or more around mile 3.5-4! The trail through the snow stopped short of the pass and I didn't have the gear to break new snow trail, so didn't make it to the pass. The highway noise fades away after the first mile and then it was silent!

hiking
9 days ago

This hike is one of my favorites. The beginning of the trail is lined with many dead trees. But, the ground cover and aspens are gorgeous in the fall! There is about a mile of steep incline. Otherwise the trail is fairly moderate. The last lake is about a mile from the first lake, but it is definitely worth the time and steps!

Out of shape and from Iowa, this trail challenged me at times and overall a great hike. steady incline all the way up. Rain and snow the entire time but the cloudy view at the top was still amazing with the snow covered trees.

hiking
12 days ago

Awesome trail! It was hard but well worth the trip as the views are spectacular!

Nice hike. Easy access trailhead parking. A workout and an awesome view at the top and at places along the way. Older hikers should be sure they are acclimated to the altitude before ascent as workload, can be high, especially on the upper stretch.

backpacking
21 days ago

No overnight parking at the trailhead. There are signs posted at the parking area, and Silverthorne police does patrol and enforce.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome hike! It's definitely steep the whole way, but the views are worth it! There weren't many people on the trail which was great!

Wonderful hike.
We stayed the night at the very furthest lake.
We are missing our tent poles though.. if anyone has found them on the trail please contact me my email is shea.marie1432@yahoo.com

hiking
23 days ago

It’s absolutely spectacular!!

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike. Steep ongoing upslope for the last half but well worth the amazing views from the top.

Beautiful hike! Lots of wildlife Spring and Fall. Lovely views. Definitely go for Eccles Pass...so worth it!

just an awesome hike for a short ascent. doesn't appear to be as popular as Mt Victoria or the nearby Peaks. but for a quick hike, and awesome views, it is hard to top.

backpacking
27 days ago

Awesome... beautiful in the fall. Great hike n great workout!

Completely uphill! A very nice workout with some of the most amazing views I’ve ever seen in Colorado. Be prepared to work but it’s so worth it, and not too long either! Also extremely accessible if you don’t want to travel far from the Dillon/Frisco area.

Great hike! I got kinda lost the 1st time. I went past Rainbow Lake on Peak Trail & it was leading me 2 Breckenridge. Not a lot of signs 2 keep u on track. I ran into a runner & his dog & turned back. I found it the following week & hiked Mt. Victoria & then Royal. It took about 4 hours but I stopped 2 read so was a 5 hour trip..fun stuff!

Great hike with good views. A little confusing to find a trail, especially if going from the 2nd Ave. parking spot, which saves a half mile of bike path walking.

Used it to acclimate myself for doing a 14er two days later.

Since I’m from Wisconsin!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with dog. Once at top,slight downhill to peak overlooking Frisco, CO. Amazing people along the way

Love this trail! Steep, but so beautiful once you’re at the top!

Great short hike. My wife and I (both 62) and our trusty golden retriever made it up in a little less than an hour. Windy and chilly at the top. I agree with others that the view isn’t much, but it’s still worth the effort. There is only one steep section, but even that wasn’t too hard. I would highly recommend it for someone who wants a short, but challenging hike. We definitely plan to do it again in the fall after the aspens have turned.

Completed this trail 9/17/17

hiking
2 months ago

Woman plumets to her death. Please be careful folks, she just tripped and lead to her demise!
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/colorado/articles/2018-08-13/woman-plummets-to-death-while-hiking-off-mount-royal-trail

The views down by the lakes were incredible. The beginning of the hike is not as scenic, but was worth the wait.

hiking
2 months ago

Just did it! The climb is pretty steep the entire way up. Trails are loose rock and dirt and will definitely get your heart thumping! Just take your time and enjoy the views. The top of the trail winds you along the edge to amazing views overlooking all of Dillon Reservoir. Truly worth the hike. On the way down, the trail will definitely take a toll on your knees. We (2-48 yr olds and 3 teens) slowly jogged down which seemed easier than walking. Nice short hike, done in under 2 hrs, but stay longer and enjoy the vista!

Super steep, lots of loose rocks. This map stops short of the best views...you keep going downhill after you scope out the highway views and then scramble up a rock to get to the very top. Excellent views from there. Mix of shade and sun.

hiking
2 months ago

What an amazing trail. We followed a river the whole time... my dog had a blast. No bikers, very few people - the falls at the top: beautiful

Just awful.
1. TH starts in residential area
2. No views until 5 miles in..
3. Until you’re 5 miles in, you’re walking over debris and dead trees..
4. Steady incline with no promise of a view at the top took the fun out of it

Excellent trail, beautiful views. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the view overlooks the highway at the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

I would only rate this as "hard" due to the middle third of the trail, where it gets pretty damn steep. Definitely had me feeling my age! The views at the top were excellent, and the 30-40 MPH winds were a refreshing change of pace as we were sweating big time!

I would suggest you park at the end of 2nd Ave versus by the freeway. There is a shortcut leading up to the trail from that lot, so there is no need to walk along the bike path.

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