Kruger Rock Trail

MODERATE 68 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
1072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

9 days 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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18 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Chose this hike because it's one of the few near Estes Park that allows dogs (not allowed in RMNP). Nice dirt trail, not a lot of rock scrambling. Not the most gorgeous hike I've ever been on along the way, but the view at the end was beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike in the winter and the views were spectacular. What an awesome hike that is dog-friendly and right outside RMNP. It was very easy to get to, and with some elevation but it wasn't too difficult. It was also very quiet with not many people on it. Loved it and highly recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

$6 entry to park. Short hike with great views of Estes Park. Totally vacant at the top for a mid-week hike. Slight scramble right at the end that made things a bit more tricky on a wet day with a dog.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike leading to terrific views of Estes park and RMNP. Includes some light bouldering. It's not a very busy hike, which suited us just fine. We used this hike to get acclimated to the elevation early in our trip before tackling some much longer and higher trails. Definitely recommend this trail. Don't forget to pay your $6 for the private park entrance.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Gorgeous views

1 month ago

Loved the trail. Steep hike but not hard at all. The little scramble at the top was fun and the view at the end was worth it!

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1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

The hike itself wasn't very scenic. The view at the top was great, though. Pretty sharp climb. The trail wasn't very shady, so it was pretty hot on a sunny day. My 7 & 11 year olds made it to the top, but it was pretty tough for them.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

The views at the top are awesome! The kids also love the "rock scramble" at the summit:)

hiking
2 months ago

Access the trail near the pavilion, trail head is low key from the parking lot.
Great views at the top, harder than anticipated; light snow in early May.