Bear Lake Nature Trail

EASY 308 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.

1 day ago

super easy. awesome views.

1 day ago

Easy access for all people and beautiful views!

hiking
3 days ago

Very beautiful and easy.

6 days ago

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hiking
15 days ago

walking
18 days ago

Easy walk, not quite wheelchair-accessible in all segments. Lots of seating and viewpoints to take photographs of the scenery. Under 300 feet from the parking lot. Very popular as a quick stop for most

walking
21 days ago

Easy paved path, lots of photo ops, absolutely beautiful!

hiking
21 days ago

A pleasant hike even in the misty cool weather. My sister hiked on to Bierstadt lake and loved it.

hiking
21 days ago

Came here to take photos after my wedding elsewhere in the park — absolutely stunning throughout. Beautiful fall colors. Very heavy foot traffic on a cold and bleak Sunday but no problem getting pictures or seeing what we wanted to see

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Super easy flat walk around the beautiful bear lake... hop skip and a jump from the parking area so very easy to get to and from the car/bus stop.

26 days ago

Simple hike and a beautiful lake

hiking
28 days ago

Simple hike to start your day while still getting some nice views.

hiking
29 days ago

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

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