Lake Haiyaha

MODERATE 173 reviews
#13 of 143 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
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 hour 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.

hiking
4 days ago

6 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

What an awesome hike! We live in Virginia and this was our first trip to the Rockies. We made the hike on Sept 21 and had perfect weather. We got a late start so we had to take the shuttle up to the trailhead. We started off at Bear Lake and went by Nymph, Dream, and Emerald before we switched back to head up to Haiyaha. Tons of great overlooks, a little more crowded as the day went on at the lower lakes but Haiyaha was less crowded. Climbing around the boulders at the lake was fun and a cool way to get different vantage points. Beware of the greedy chipmunks- they'll try and steal your granola bar!

This was an amazing day hike! Moderate rating is accurate. Trail was in good condition and we saw people young and old enjoying the whole trek. Seriously recommend this hike to anyone interested, you won't be disappointed!

12 days ago

Awesome! Trail had quite a bit of ice on it due to recent snow but we made it and it was A BLAST!

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike! Trail is clearly marked until you get to the boulder field then you just have to keep going and climb over a bunch of big rocks until you get to the awesome gnarly looking tree. Well worth the hike!

hiking
16 days ago

20 days ago

Nice trail little rocky at the lake
Great views !

26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's a difficult trail due to rocky inclines. And there's about 20 feet of boulder crossing till you get to the beautiful lake. It's worth it but it was total approx 5 miles total out and back through Bear Lake station. Trail felt longer due to rocky/incline trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Combined with Emerald Lake and Dream Lake is a good 7 mile out and back! Perfect weather in mid September. The incline to Lake Haiyaha is moderately difficult but definitely worth it. Climb over the first set of rocks to see the full view of the Lake with an amazing back view of the mountains.

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike to a spectacular view! After you pass dream lake, the amount of other hikers greatly dwindles so you can enjoy a hike nearly by yourself.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Five stars for the views! I loved the beautiful blue waters against the craggy rocks. We started at Bear Lake Trailhead, hiked past Dream Lake, to Emerald Lake, then backtracked to Dream/Haiyaha Trailhead and went up to Lake Haiyaha.
We are all at least moderate hikers so we made things interesting. At Emerald Lake we hiked around the lake via scrambling the rocks up to the highest waterfall, then finished looping the lake. At Haiyaha, we scrambled across the boulders to the far side of the lake where we kicked back and relaxed away from crowds. At both lakes, no set path, scrambling only. It was so much fun and so worth the tough workout to see the lakes from different angles!
We arrived at 7:00am on Saturday in September and Bear Lake Trailhead was halfway full.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate hike but lake is beautiful. Climb past the beautiful tree to the boulders on waters edge.