Diamond Lake Trail

MODERATE 323 reviews
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Diamond Lake Trail is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1361 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Eldora: Travel west on CR #130 and then northwest on CR #111 to the 4th of July/Buckingham Park Campground. Hiking alternatives include Diamond Lake Trail from Hessie, Arapaho Glacier Trail from Rainbow Lakes, and Arapaho Pass from Monarch Lake (Hot Sulfur District).

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5 days ago

Amazing ! A few waterfalls along the way & amazing views!

14 days ago

Great trail, today the wind was ripping and it was COLD at the top. Very icy, I would suggest using spikes. No wildlife to see today.

24 days ago

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1 month ago

It was very icy when crossing the waterfalls and after the turnoff to the lake.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail with a lot to see on the way. There was some bad weather rolling in, so I didn't get to explore as much as I would like to up at the lakes, so I'll definitely be going back.

Parking is terrible, and 4th of July Road is rough if you haven't been on it before. You definitely want a high clearance car to get to the TH. Would also be a great place to backpack.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! I loved the multiple small waterfalls and the lake was stunning! I’d recommend bringing spikes this time of year, as the last mile to the lake was icy. Also getting to the trail head was a bit rough.

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1 month ago

nice, steady climb.

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1 month ago

I think Sam Waters got lost on the way to the trailhead. The trail is stunning. Multiple waterfalls, crystal blue lake, gorgeous fall colors this time of year. And pending on your fitness level it can be a good workout for you. We do this trail several times each year, highly recommend!

1 month ago

Terrible joke of a hike.

1 month ago

Hiked it 9/3/17. Great hike. Took the shuttle to the trailhead BUT NOTE it is 4 more miles on a road from where the shuttle drops you off. We grabbed a ride with a vehicle for the 4 miles. Great hike. Not too difficult like a 14'er. Pleasant hike. About 5 hours total includes drive time w shuttle. Beautiful scenery.

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1 month ago

Small parking area, so get there early! It took a while to hike up this consistent incline to the summit with the lake. But there were nice views and some small waterfalls along the way. The lake itself is a nice view and would also be a nice area to go back and camp at. Dog friendly on leash.

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