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Lily Pad Lake Trail

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Lily Pad Lake Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 396 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

walking

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Note: Parking at the trailhead is limited to about a dozen spaces. Be sure to arrive early since street parking in the area is also blocked off.

recorded Lily Pad Lake Trail

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snow
1 month ago

Great easy hike on a relatively flat trail. Lily Ponds were beautiful although frozen over. Great views on a hike back of Lake Dillon and the continental divide.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed this hike- cut short when the dogs found a moose who wasn’t inclined to move off. We ceded the trail to it and high tailed home!

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rocky
1 month ago

This was a nice trail, a little rocky but not bad. There were lots of dead trees but the lake at the end was worth it. We saw ducks and had a nice snack lakeside. It is hunting season so we saw several hunters, probably wouldn’t want to veer too far off the path. They were all very friendly.

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muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning to be out in the fresh snow this morning; barely a soul and great conditions

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked this trail in early October while it was snowing! We wouldnt normally do a trail this easy or this popular but it was perfect for what we wanted. We were concerned enough about the weather (and the dogs we had with us) that we wanted something easy. This was perfect! Enough hills to make it interesting and the forest was beautiful. The lake was small and cute and had ducks!

hiking
2 months ago

Always a great trail for my flat lander friends. This time it was my dog, a friend and his 12 year old. It was a beautiful blue sky day and we had a blast

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail ending up at a beautiful lake!

Amazing fall colors and views.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty little hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Family friendly hike. Pretty flat. About an hour round trip. Leaves are changing. Views over lake Dillon are amazing with the yellow peaking out. Directions on all trails lead right to the lot on the road to park on.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked from Wildernest side today. At the lake, we decided to continue on to Frisco side and Uber back. Wildernest side has much less people, likely due to limited parking at top of the road. Aspen and views are better on the Frisco side. Wildernest to Frisco direction will be a much easier hike than the other way, for anyone who wonders about that.

hiking
2 months ago

Bluebird day! Aspens changing! Easy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail on September 19, 2019. Pretty easy trail. Great views of Frisco

hiking
2 months ago

Such a fun trail and beautiful every time.

hiking
3 months ago

A little rocky in spots but a great hiking trail.

3 months ago

Great trail but bridges over water crossings are in poor shape. They are being worked on but aren’t finished.

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rocky
3 months ago

Cute trail. Beginning has a respectable incline (not easy unless you do hard trails routinely) right above highway so a little noisy. Then you get to the trailhead. The vistas of Dillon Reservoir are just beautiful! Totally worth it.

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rocky
3 months ago

Parking is a problem on high use days. There is a small trailhead lot which was full when we got there. An officer was ticketing people parked on the road, but there were no “No parking” signs! She suggested taking the Stage bus at the bottom of the hill (the Wildernest Loop). Love this hike though! Very nice, well worn trail. A bit rocky so caution with ankle issues;would recommend hiking boots. Beautiful forested areas about a mile in. Numerous stream crossings. Not too strenuous.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this hike. Lily pad lake is beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit rocky but the lily pad lake is adorable!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is easy but overused. There is Limited Street parking so get there before 9:30 Am or after 4 pm. Sheriff department will Ticket or Tow your car if parked on he road as well As In condo parking lots. There are Much better more secluded trails. Close by. If you must do this trail Park at Lowe’s And Take the free Bus

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, pretty easy trail with lots of nice scenery.

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rocky
3 months ago

We enjoyed this trail this morning. It is a little rocky but not bad. Trail is mostly in the shade or partly shaded (60 - 75% shaded) and that is great on a warm day. Initial mile of this trail provided awesome views of the valley & lakes below as well as the mountains to the south. Lily Pad pond and the lake near by were interesting & scenic.

hiking
3 months ago

We are over 60 and not in great shape, obese. And each had heart attack’s. Also from KS and been here only 4 days. We started at 9:00 am and got to Lily Pond at noon. It was strenuous but we took breaks when needed. We loved the trail, the views and the Lily pond and lake. It was wonderful reward for the effort. Had lunch and return down in less than half the time. Ran into just enough company to stay inspired. Absolutely beautiful trail and doable for anyone without major agility issues. Take water, hiking poles, mosquito spray and as much time as you need.

hiking
3 months ago

Just a great hike. Did it late afternoon and when we were walking out we got to see 2 young bucks munching on some dinner.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy trail. Some elevation. Clearly marked with great views of Dillon lake/reservoir. Beautiful lakes with blooming lily pads! Great for all ages.

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bugs
3 months ago

Great hike! Awesome views along the trail and at the lakes. Easy to follow trail

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