Lake Haiyaha

MODERATE 193 reviews
#12 of 145 trails in

Lake Haiyaha is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until November.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

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22 days ago

Great hike. Very moderate. Totally covered in snow (11/21). Did it in my boots and was fine, but some spikes would’ve been useful in a few spots. Worth heading to the lakes along the way. Fog and snow made for some incredibly stunning views of the mountains. Windy by the lake, but worth the cold! Would love to see it in the summer.

Breathtaking! Loved scrambling on the rocks too.

28 days ago

Great hike, but the trail is very icy/slick bring spikes or something to help you grip. Highly recommend this area though.

1 month ago

1 month ago

It was an absolutely beautiful view. Fairly easy hike, first half was mostly all uphill.

hiking
1 month ago

Really spectacular views throughout trail. A very uphill hike, but worth it! The trail immediately up to the lake is through a boulder field so trail is lost easily. Once cross over boulder field view of lake, boulders, and mountains is stunning! Highly recommend.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes!! The trail isn't as crowded as Dream and Emerald and the lake is by far the most breathtaking. Make sure you have good shoes with some grip because there is small ice patches along the trail on the way up this time of year (10/29/17). We will be posting about this hike on our hiking Instagram page @pathsandpourovers if you want to check it out more!

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1 month ago

Great little hike off the trail that goes to the highly trafficked Dream and Emerald lakes. Pretty steep for the first .5 mike or so and was slick with ice during my time (10.28.17) but nothing horrible- just watch where you step and don’t rush through it! Flattens out for awhile and then and the very end there will be some rock scrambling to get to the good views. Great little hike with incredible views. I went up to dream/emerald first then back down to this fork and up this one for a nice quiet retreat from the crowds. Ended up being about 6 miles from the lot to all four lakes and back.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful spot tucked away off some of the more popular trails. Turquoise blue water was breathtaking.

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1 month ago

Nice walk, not too difficult. Nice views

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike but coming back we hit almost a half mile of ice on a very narrow portion going down hill. We were glad we had hiking poles! The view of the lake was beautiful, don't forget to pay attention to the old growth trees around you and the gnarled trunks that look like sculpture.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. The trail up was a little icy this past weekend but definitely worth it if you've already done Bear, Nymph, Dream, and Emerald. Sooooo much less crowded than the other lakes since it is a little more difficult to reach, but still pretty easy. A little bit of rock scrambling at the end.