Cub Lake

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Cub Lake is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until March.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

wildlife

snow

no dogs

backpacking
1 day ago

7 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful easy to moderate hike depending on how you are with the altitude. No snow at all on the trail. Not many people on this trail. Took the shuttle from the park and ride lot. Great day

hiking
20 days ago

Lovely hike. We saw 2 moose and 40 elk along the way! No snow on the trail. Moderate seems like an accurate rating.

birding
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy-moderate hike! I saw so much wildlife on this hike! Elk, ducks, geese, toads, a snake, and even a baby moose! There isn't a lot of shade, so make sure you have sunscreen and water! The trail is completely free of snow, but has some small muddy and watery sections.

1 month ago

Pretty easy going, saw some moose.

hiking
1 month ago

Great sunny hike - went on Sunday, April 30 and actually didn't run into too many people. Got to the parking lot around 10:45am and there were a handful of open spots. We brought snowshoes because of the snowstorm on Saturday but didn't need them once! We made a loop by going to cub lake, as well as fern falls and the pool. Lovely hike with amazing views. Would recommend it!!

hiking
2 months ago

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7 months ago

Easy hike. Relatively flat until last 15% going up to the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy hike to log some miles. I ended up doing the loop and would recommend it. The lake was pretty but not my favorite out of my hikes... but the easy walk to it was pretty along with the pool and the way down. Recommend it for a nice easy hike or to bring out of town visitors.

8 months ago

It was a relatively easy hike. Really pretty towards the end. The lake was beautiful, and we saw a moose there!

hiking
8 months ago

If you wade or swim, watch out for leeches...

hiking
9 months ago

An absolutely beautiful hike. It's relatively easy, with only one or two sections of steep uphill hiking. The lake is gorgeous, and there's paths leading down to the waters edge. Make sure you start early so you can get a parking spot and see some wildlife! Among the animals we saw were a coyote, a moose, and two elk harems!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Challenging hike in spots...beautiful lily pad covered lake!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. Great trail with a nice serene lake.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago