Loveland Reservoir Trail

EASY 15 reviews
#74 of 121 trails in

Loveland Reservoir Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Alpine, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles
144 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

This trail is mainly used for fishing access, and the parking lot for Lake access is closed Wednesday/Thursday.

3 months ago

This is a pretty little hike that would be great for kids. Also would be nice for folks into bird watching - there were lots of ducks and waterfowl on the pond, and the further east I walked the more I saw. They were very active and vocal. I kept stopping to watch, and I'm not even into birds. There were several guys on the shoreline fishing and I hope I was not scaring the fish away!

6 months ago

This trail was classified as easy. It was all down hill to the lake (elevation change 135 ft) with 92 deep stairs. I did not consider it easy and would not go on this trail again. Also, the sign says no dogs, not even service dogs. No access for disabled.

7 months ago

The walk from the parking lot to the edge of the water is not really a hike but there are some trails that go along side the water. These trails are not well defined and some parts there are no pathways. They are mostly used by people fishing to find the right place to cast their line.

There is a great sunrise view on the highest point near the water but I had to hike through a lot of brush to get there

10 months ago

Trail app doesn't tell you the parking lot for Lake access is closed Wednesday/Thursday. the only access to hike down to lake allowed is thru parking lot.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Easy hike down to the reservoir, nice and clean and several places to hang out. hike back up to trailhead is reasonably steep but it's a short distance so even someone who hasn't hiked in a while can make it.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Easy hike with a nicely maintain trail. Not crowded.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

So beautiful! The flowers are in full bloom and the hike is super easy.

Friday, July 10, 2015

There are some great trails on the other side of this reservoir but unfortunately you have to be from the neighborhood to know where to catch them and pick them up. I have walked them from my house and logged over 8 miles on the trails. Unless you know how to get to the trails on the other side of the reservoir there is no point in hiking this. It's a path for fishing.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The below comments describe the trail adequately. This trail is not designed for hikers. It is an easy walking trail to the resevoir. The other three groups of people we saw were fishing, so I assume it is good for fishing use!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

I have to agree with Fabiola on this one. If you want to go fishing its a nice hike to the water. I'd suggest a good pair of waterproof above the ankle hiking boots. I went fishing there in Jan 2014 and there was some standing water I had to go through to get to the shoreline.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Love this place. Its beautiful and relaxing, however this is not for hiking. There are no marked trails and the ground is not firm. If you are there for fishing its awesome. I don't regret going but will not recommend for hiking.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015