Black Lake Trail

HARD 53 reviews
#22 of 127 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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
6 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Hiked in early June and most of the trail was covered in snow, it was doable in hiking boots but definitely took longer than anticipated because of it. Lost the trail at one point but pretty easy to follow the footprints for the most part. Lots of beautiful scenery, falls and lakes that change as you make your way to Black Lake. Steepest part was the last mile or so straight up to the lake but so worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Best one yet.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 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
9 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
9 months ago

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Excellent! Totally worth the walk.

10 months ago

hiking
10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Fabulous hike! Well worth the 10 miles!

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago