DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
16 days ago

We hiked this one 6/5 and only did a one way trip. We parked at bear lake and then took the shuttle back from the Bierstadt trail head. The hike was fairly easy, as most of it is downhill. It took me about 2 hours to make the one way trip at an easy pace. The hike is mostly through wooded areas so not as scenic until you reach the switch backs headed down to the trail head. The switchbacks offer up some really great views of Sprague lake and the mountains surrounding Bear Lake.