Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 288 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.

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22 hours ago

Great trail for family, young children, and first timers. Nice and easy, but very beautiful!

3 days ago

Tons of fun. Nice and shaded. Super pretty. Also super trafficked

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11 days ago

A short trail around a very beautiful lake. Four stars because of a huge crowd there on weekend, but otherwise highly recommended.

hiking
11 days ago

We hiked around Bear Lake after completing the out and back hike to Emerald Lake. Bear Lake is a heavy used trail around a beautiful mountain lake. Bear Lake Trail Head is one of the most popular in the park and the parking lot can fill up during peak season, but the shuttles run regularly.

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11 days ago

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12 days ago

Awesome views plenty of seating and spots to view peaks. If you want to hike take the Bear Lake TH to Bierstadt Lake and then down the Bierstadt TH We did it opposite all the way to Glacier Gorge/Basin 8 miles

15 days ago

the views are amazing whether you want to drive up and walk or do the whole loop. would combine with the Alberta falls.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful area to go winter hiking.

17 days ago

Beautiful lake. Great pictures. Easy to hike around.

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18 days ago

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