James Peak Lake Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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James Peak Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 971 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Great short hike with spectacular views of James peak, with an awesome hike around James peak lake! Access to this trailhead is only accessible from Rollinsville with a truck or something with a good ground clearance and preferably 4x4.

7 months ago

nice to descend in the beginning of the hike but the hike out was a lung burner. beautiful trail and the lakes are clear. gorgeous!

4 years ago

It was somewhat strange hiking downhill to my destination, but found it was worth every minute!BEing that you are at a higher elevation, that hike back out definitely got the heart pumping a little. If taking the road from Rollinsville, I would recommend a pickup and 4x4 just for peace of mind. There are a few large rocks on the road that most likely would be un-passable via car. The views are phenomenal and and with a small add on you could venture over to Little Echo Lake.