Hessie Trail

EASY 73 reviews
#10 of 109 trails in

Hessie Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

snow

Heavy traffic on weekends. Users are encouraged to take the free shuttle to the trailhead.

1 month ago

2 months ago

Pretty falls. Long way back to the trail head and very poor signage. Would have hiked longer if we knew we were heading in the right direction.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

The trail itself is nothing special until you rise above treeline and/or reach a lake. King's lake highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Be sure to keep trecking to the lake! Great hike!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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backpacking
4 months ago

I loved this easy walk marked by glorious stands of aspen, lots of rushing water, a lovely bridge, fox, and other wildlife. Easy drive, easy parking, but get there early; the trail gets crowded and you have to take a shuttle. Lovely flowers and mountain views.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

this isn't a trail so much as a 4x4 road that leads to other trails. the rocks are all different sizes which means you have to look at your feet the whole time and not the scenery. the road is so wide that you aren't really in the trees and private property everywhere means you have to stick to the road only. the waterfalls are pretty though.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Great trail a steady incline all the way the only complaint is the trail is full of rocks.

5 months ago

love love love this trail, highly recommend taking far left trail at fork and following the small path along the river. There are rocks that you'll have to climb, but I'm not in shape at all and managed just fine. The beauty just continues and continues!!

hiking
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hiking
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5 months ago

Awesome