Hessie Trail

EASY 54 reviews
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Hessie Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately 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
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

snow

7 days ago

Awesome

7 days ago

8 days ago

Waterfalls and views

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing hike with beautiful creek, waterfalls, lake and wild flowers! Be prepared to wet you sneakers, still plenty of snow on top of the trail.

12 days ago

13 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike but the runoff can make some people's shoes wet. so wear waterproof shoes with good traction. Great views and the waterfall is very then strong due to the runoff

1 month ago

The waterfall is gorgeous and totally worth the short hike!

1 month ago

Mid-May and there's still plenty of snow on the ground. Great trail!

1 month ago

2 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for small kids. Easily hiked and as of today packed snow. No need for snowshoes as it's packed snow.

7 months ago

8 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful aspens. Awesome waterfalls. Not to steep but still a work out.

8 months ago

This hike is worth while but has a few draw backs. The "trail" is almost exclusively a loose rock logging road with only minimal areas of dirt trail. This trail is VERY busy. So much so that there is a shuttle bus for when parking is bad, 2 outhouses, and a friendly ranger writing parking tickets. Lost lake itself is pretty but not the most beautiful of mountain lakes. The changing of the leaves made this hike better than it would have otherwise been, but still worth while.

8 months ago

Nice hike up the trail. Gets busy during the days so be sure to get there early or shuttle up.

hiking
8 months ago

gorgeous views, nice creek with appropriately scenic waterfalls, and we went in late september as the aspens were changing color, so the surrounding forest was out of control beautiful. my only note is that the tags are a little deceptive - while it's not a difficult hike by any means, there are parts of the trail that are just loose rock at a fairly steep incline, which I wouldn't classify as kid-friendly. I also wouldn't bring anybody with knee problems for the same reason. overall, a great hike that's easily done in a morning or afternoon.

hiking
8 months ago