Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 119 reviews
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Bierstadt Lake Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

Climbing the switchbacks at the start is definitely worth the views from the north east side of the lake with great views of continental divide. Beautiful views the whole way back down as well!

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome little trail. Switchbacks in the beginning aren't too bad, lots of tree coverage at the top and around the lake. The lake is beautiful, it was like glass when I was there. I saw a lot of moose poop but no moose. The trail is easy to follow well marked and clear of snow. Beautiful.....except for the poop.

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Did this yesterday. Was a very nice hike. Moderate getting up but lots of switch backs make it easy. Stunning views! Top is super easy around the lake!

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hiking
19 days ago

Steady shaded incline. Fantastic views with a glass smooth lake at the top.
Will definitely go again.

hiking
20 days ago

21 days ago

Completed this trail last week. I really enjoyed it. It's a series of mile long cut backs on a mountsin side. You start off surrounded by pines, then aspens for a while, and then small bushes for a while; all accompainied by beautiful mkuntain views.

22 days ago

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23 days ago

Did this trail this morning. Muddy in spots and some snow but 90% dry. Steep to get up there but levels out towards the top.

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23 days ago

24 days ago

1 month ago

Just got done with the trail. Moderate dry hike up turns muddy and some snow, but not a big deal for those with the right shoes. Beautiful lake hike and not as busy as Emerald Lake...recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

Did trail on the 26th. Lots of mud and standing water on the way up, but we were the only people on the trail and the views at the end were absolutely unparalleled. Steep climb initially but levels out quickly. Make sure you walk around to the far side of the lake to take pictures looking back on Longs Peak etc. will do again!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views on the way up! Once you're at the top the loop is easy. Pretty little lake.

hiking
1 month ago

We started at HollowPark Trailhead and almost made it to the lake. Too much snow to get all the way up! It was a beautiful hike from this starting point.