Black Lake Trail

HARD 49 reviews
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Black Lake Trail is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

9.4 miles 2116 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

no dogs

Take Hwy. 36 out of Estes Park to the RMNP entrance, go to Bear Lake Rd., drive it to the Glacier Gorge Th.

hiking
22 days ago

Best one yet.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Wanted to go to frozen lake, but lots of snow and ice. Black lake is beautiful, crowds around mills lake and Alberta falls lessened my enjoyment

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Tried to get to frozen lake but huge granite slabs and too chicken. Plus in my 50's and didn't want any injuries!! Bummed but safety first. Great trail though

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Such a beautiful hike. Labor Day crowds were only bad on our way back around Alberta Falls.

6 months ago

Excellent! Totally worth the walk.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Long trail that was way to crowded until 3 miles in. The trail was steady up and adopting was pretty good. Mills lake is pretty with lots of of people hanging out. But black lake was AMAZING. huge cliffs all around.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Fabulous hike! Well worth the 10 miles!

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8 months ago

Visited June 24, 2016. Third time to this lake and still one of my favorite places in the world. Trail was great up to the last 3/4 mile or so, where frequent snow piles made navigation and footing a bit challenging. Only one or two truly tricky spots though. Storms threatened twice but stayed to the north and west. Soooooo worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

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9 months ago

9 months ago

Great