Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir

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Forsythe Canyon to Waterfall and Gross Reservoir is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

Looking for a trail that will provide some shade on a hot Colorado day? This hiking trail has shade, plus a waterfall, a stream, a canyon, and lake. It’s hard to beat. Forsythe Canyon is just outside Boulder, Colorado (1hr 15min from Denver), and is an easy to moderate hike.

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18 days ago

Great for kids. Our 3 kids (2, 4, 6 yoa) walked whole way there with no trouble, if you’re patient with little ones. Once got to top of falls had to supervise more. Extra 5 min walk to reservoir was very scenic. Will come back.

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1 month ago

Great hike for Kids! Creek, waterfall, boulder for simple climbing, mud, beach and lake.

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2 months ago

This is a great spot on a hot summer day. There is a Creek that runs along the trail. Bug spray is a necessity. Mosquitos are fierce on this trail! It's very confusing to find the waterfall and reservoir because the trail seems to just end and there are no signs. You have to look for a little trail that leads up and over rocks. You have to climb down to the falls or keep going to the reservoir. There is just a small access spot to the water and no swimming allowed. My dog ( Labrador) had some problems getting over the rocks to get up to the trail leading to the water. Not sure how that would be with kids.

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3 months ago

The hike was good, but there was a part where it was difficult for my Jack Russell.. It was an enjoyable day!

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4 months ago

Decent hike but there wasn't anything very special about it. Some rocky areas could make this hike challenging for some children and dogs.