Fern Lake Trail

MODERATE 205 reviews
#14 of 144 trails in

Fern Lake Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1601 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

A relatively uncrowded hike to a scenic mountain lake accessed from the Moraine Park area of RMNP. Great views of Notchtop Mountain and the Little Matterhorn from the lake's North side.

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My friends and I went backpacking along a 14 mile loop of the 5 lakes in this area and Fern Lake was by far my favorite (followed closely by Odessa Lake). The hike can be challenging at times but the views make it that much more worth it! Definitely worth checking out if you haven't been before!

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Cute trail for two!

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Ferns. Nuff said.

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