Emerald Lake Trail

EASY 452 reviews

Emerald Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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 April until November.

3.2 miles 780 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Take Hwy. 36 out of Estes Park to the RMNP entrance, then drive to the Bear Lake Road, take a left, and follow this road to the Bear Lake Trailhead.

hiking
2 seconds ago

Stunning!

1 day ago

hiking
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hiking
3 days ago

This has to be one of my favorite hikes to date. So much to see on a relatively short trip up.

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ice climbing
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike. First time doing it with snow on the ground. Recommend micro spikes, it makes it easier. But a beautiful hike just the same.

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9 days ago

went in mid april, lived it with all the snow

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

A beautiful hike, but there were a lot of people on the trail this day.

snowshoeing
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Loved this trail. The melting snow added an extra challenge but it was worth it.

17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

a great, short day hike! trail was easy to navigate even with fresh snow. I recommend hiking poles, but snow shoes and spikes are not especially needed. 10/10

22 days ago