Cub Lake Trail Loop

EASY 131 reviews
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Cub Lake Trail Loop is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Estes Park: Travel west on Hwy 36 past the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station Bear Lake Roadd. Take this road south (left) to the turn--off for the Cub Lake and Fern Lake Trailheads and Moraine Park. The trailhead is about two miles on this road.

hiking
10 days ago

Loved this hike! The trail starts with an easy walk through beautiful green grasslands, but gets tough in the last half mile or so before the lake - steep and lots of rocks. It's not too bad though - I saw a handful of kids on the trail who were doing just fine. All that said, there weren't a ton of people, which was awesome given this time of year!

10 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

It was a very pretty hike and saw some wildlife, including a moose. It was pretty quiet when we went around 4ish. Don't forget the bug spray, nasty mosquitoes...

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24 days ago

Awesome hike and had a great time with the family

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25 days ago

26 days ago

Great views. Something to see along the entire loop. Start at Cub Lake trailhead and return via Fern Lake

hiking
27 days ago

27 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful meadows at the beginning. Enjoyed the fast moving river going along side the trail when heading back to Cub Lake trailhead. Unfortunately much of the trail was running through a burned area. Enjoyed all the birds along the trail.

hiking
29 days ago

Not an easy hike by any means. I'd call this more moderate. The terrain is rocky and bumpy in many spots. Beautiful scenery!

1 month ago

Definitely not "easy". Would say it's moderate for the elevation gain. Views from the top were worth the climb. Cub Lake was very pretty with all the lily pads. Streams and river provided a great soundtrack for much of the hike. No wildlife, but we got a late morning start.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful meadows with little ponds and teeming with wildlife. Great journey. Not a lot of hiking traffic, very open and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Wouldn't say this was an easy hike but rate it moderate +. Came across a moose in the meadow and shared the trail with horses too. Started at 630am took us 3 hours to complete. Nice trail

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike!

1 month ago