Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 187 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.

11 minutes ago

Nice views and fun for the family

hiking
5 days ago

Really easy walk, lake was frozen over as was trail. If it hadn't been it would've been super short. Nice lake

20 days ago

21 days ago

It was snowing and that made it a little more fun, simple little walk.

camping
22 days ago

I like bear lake it is the best

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed the views in the early fall!

1 month ago

Really enjoyed the frozen lake view. Very hard to walk on the snow and icy paths. We were intent to make it a positive and loved every bit

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The loop around the lake still has so much snow but that just made it more fun

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Small loop around the lake. Amazing view of the mountains with plenty of snow even in the summer! Beautiful place!

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

beautiful place !!!!!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Took the walk around Bear Lake (0.6mi. loop, elevation 9475 feet). At the beginning of the trail, on the eastern side, 12,713-feet, Hallett Peak dominates the view; along the lake's north side, you can see 14,255-foot Longs Peak. Nice stroll, also go check out Alberta Falls and if you're up for a real hike, go on to the Loch.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

This trail is just outside the parking lot. Nice views. Good place to sit and reflect. Trail around the lake is not very long, but many trails you can branch off to.

2 months ago