Kruger Rock Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews
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Kruger Rock Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

The Kruger Rock trail head is accessed in Hermit Park, an open space just outside Estes Park, Colorado. The trail is about 4 miles round trip. Short, but with a few steep stretches and a rock scramble at the end so you don't feel completely lazy. And the views at the top are fantastic. Hike across fields and then up and around a forested mountain to Kruger Rock. $6 park entry

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1 day ago

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful hike with great views from the top. Fair amount of snow on the shaded parts of the trail today. A little slippery coming down.

hiking
13 days ago

Started around 11 and only saw two other people. Great view at the top, snow was beautiful.

25 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike in mid October, clear skies and very gorgeous views. Pretty easy hike, we finished in roughly 2 hours and we took a good break at the summit. Lightly trafficked, so if you want to avoid crowds but get a great view, this hike is for you!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Many lookout points along this trail providing amazing views of Estes. The final peak allows for a 360 degree lookout which is well worth the hike to the top.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with beautiful views of Estes Park. Dogs must be leashed. Lots of rocks on the trail. Great early morning birding. Beautiful fall foliage.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

On our last attempt, we were about 15 minutes from the top and the August thunderstorms rolled through, so we were thwarted. My daughter and I persevered and came back again to tackle Kruger Rock. And it was a blast. This trail has a deceptive start in a lovely mountain meadow, but gets very steep and very rocky. Not ideal for the number of little kiddos we see starting it. Very dog-friendly, our pal Sisko had a blast smelling every stump and whimpering at every mini-bear in the area. A wonderful journey that is on par with RMNP, without the ridiculous crowds of RMNP. Just make sure to stop in Estes for fudge and $2 mini-golf.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful views! While there are trees, there's not a lot of shade, so in the summer take plenty of water (especially for dogs).

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3 months ago

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3 months ago