Lily Ridge Trail

EASY 46 reviews
#69 of 179 trails in

Lily Ridge Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beaver Point, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

no dogs

Short, great for children, stroller friendly

hiking
13 days ago

Basically a very slightly harder -- but still not hard -- version of the Lily Lake Trail. Rather than simply walk around the lake, you go up a few dozen feet and see the lake (and Longs) from above. Good choice for families with young kids. The Lily Lake parking lot is small and fills quickly, but there's additional parking across the street for the Twin Sisters Peak Trail. Didn't see much wildlife this time but got lucky and saw a young moose here a few years ago.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun quick hike up and then finished around the lake. Saw an otter and lots of ducks which the kids liked.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice and pretty easy. My little 4 year old did it with no problem. Took one star because sometimes it was hard to find the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Much more rewarding views than just going around the lake. Highly recommend for a short walk/hike. Kids would enjoy this. This does not mean it would be easy for all.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

There was a terrible SNAKE! Otherwise, a wonderful short trail.

hiking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beautiful but definitely not "easy", more moderate. My senior mom struggled, as did I with a baby in a carrier, although we both exercise regularly and live at altitude. Steep in parts. I'd do this again but with my husband carrying our son instead.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Excellent view of Long's Peak

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We love this mini hike! We always do it our first day to get used to the altitude. The lake is beautiful with incredible 360 views. The trail up the ridge gives phenomenal views for little effort. I recommend going left around the lake and joining the trail on that side, it's a much more gradual incline.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Great easy trail, lots of wildlife around the lake.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nice easy walk on a well maintained trail around the lake. The dirt trail along the ridge is well kept but a few might find the inclination (especially on the east side) somewhat difficult. The path to the top is not well maintained and will have you scrambling and pausing frequently to catch your breath. Overall, it is a scenic, fun, and short hike with many photo opportunities.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A cool little hidden gem, short but good views and cool things hidden in the woods

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Load More