Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 213 reviews

Bear Lake Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

A high altitude lake with views of many mountains.

hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
3 hours ago

Very nice and easy walk. But too many people!

1 day ago

Beautiful easy hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful lake. My husband and I went here after they got 50 inches of snow in late May. Made the hike a bit slippery with all the snow getting packed down from everybody. Would recommend snowshoes next time, if trails are snowy.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
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5 days ago

Go in the morning for a less crowded experience

8 days ago

Very family friendly, easy walk around a beautiful mountain lake.

8 days ago

Great spot to see the sunrise.

hiking
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hiking
14 days ago

Busy trail but lots of room to hike.

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hiking
16 days ago

Better views available not too far away. Overly crowded at most times of the day, mostly due to the massive trailhead located right nearby.

backpacking
21 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Our 2nd hike of the day with the 7 and 9 year old. Nice and short. they loved the snowy portions. still muddy but tennis shoes would be fine. we saw a newt hanging out in the lake.