Lake Fork Creek Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Fork, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

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1 month ago

This trail is great until you reach a big group of rocks/boulders, my dogs & I decided to turn around at this point...

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2 months ago

I would definitely not rate this trail as easy. Maybe a light moderate. We had several less experienced members of our group turn back early. Trail is defined but it is much longer than 3.8 miles. We hiked approximately 6 miles one way, so 12 total. Beautiful views of the river and some of the mountains. Definitely recommend good hiking boots, lots of water, and a camera!

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2 months ago

A great hike. This time of year a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water is a must. This hike would be ideal earlier in the morning. We went in late afternoon and it was hot because there is very little tree coverage on the trail itself at that time. It follows a beautiful, strong stream with lots of pretty flowers, raspberries etc. Pretty rocky in some areas so good shoes would be best.

3 months ago

Pack sunblock and plenty of water. Beautiful hike along the waterway.

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3 months ago

Fantastic trail continuously following mountain stream—best stream track we’ve ever done! Lots of falls and continuous babbling, rushing water sounds. I agree, leans more to moderate. Narrow, rocky, w one rock slide area where you just have to climb through the rocks. Saw a fox and chipmunks!

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3 months ago

Great forest and creek views.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike along the river. Gorgeous views of river, little waterfalls, wildflowers and surrounding trees. Recommend sturdy shoes. I would rate this trail as moderate. Beginning of trail is uneven ground and rocky and trail gets narrow in places. Uphill and down hill. I did 4.9 miles round trip but the trail can be made longer. Easy to follow trail.

4 months ago

First trail in Co with my 3 yr old. We made it to the waterfall and walked/climbed to the base of it! It was beautiful! We did 3.77 total.

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4 months ago

This was a beautiful hike. Peaceful and only one other group on the trail. Our dog loved it. The rushing creek was beautiful to listen to and watch. There are some goo places to sit on rocks and just enjoy.

11 months ago

If this hike was easy, would hate to see hard. Fairly steep in places with some very narrow passages on the edge. Beautiful except for all the dead pine trees. The "creek" is almost a river and the wildflowers were lovely. Highly recommend, but not if you aren't in reasonable shape. Not sure where turnaround was. We hiked over 2 miles and trail kept going.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great short hike but you can go further than the map says, which we did and ended up with 4.2 miles total. The trail ended at a stream leading to the river. We saw lots of fresh elk droppings and some scat too. The river wasn't as close or gentle for our dog to drink much from but there's a few spots for them to wade in. We went in the late morning so we could avoid the afternoon thunderstorms. Only saw two other groups there. Since some of it is in a burned section, there's quite a bit of sun - use sun block and bug spray. Long pants would be nice too since there's a couple thorny plants along the trail.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Eady to moderate. A few downed trees, and it rained pretty hard which made for some slippery areas, but it was a beautiful hike.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Easy to Moderate and well marked

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

This was an awesome trail. The dogs liked it a lot just cause they can stay hydrated and cool cause the water flows damn near 60% of the trail. Only bad thing is a lot of peeps seem to turn around at 2.21 miles cause the trail is hard to see but we managed to make it to a cage with a stick in it. Wasn't for sure what it symbolized. The hike back to the trail head was easy and fast. In the end gps said we did 7.99 miles.

recorded Lake Fork Creek Trail

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