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Lily Ridge Trail

EASY 143 reviews
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Lily Ridge Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from February until November.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 196 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

no dogs

hiking
29 days ago

Took one of the off shooting trails that's on the map and ended up at the top of one of the mountains. There were a few cairns here and there to mark the trail, but by & large, the further I went the more I felt like I was just traipsing up the side of the mountain. The top has amazing views though of this side & Estes Park. I actually meant to hike Lily Mountain but didn't see the TH so just proceeded to the lake. All in all a fun adventure! Very little snow or ice.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Quick stair switch backs at first. I do a lot of hiking and found this trail to not be very well marked. Lots of off shoot trails. Washouts. Def have a copy of something or know where you are going. No service to look. Views are outstanding of Longs Peak, Meeker, twin sisters, and the Park.

hiking
1 month ago

Liked this hike. You can hike the circle around Lily Lake, or take the Ridge Trail which runs on the south side of the lake. Several switchbacks take you up the side of the mountain, Gives you a beautiful view of the lake and of Long's peak. If you enter the trail just off the parking lot it will end just off the west side of the lake trail, allowing you to finish the circle around the lake. Our three children of ages 5,6,and 7 were with us. They enjoyed all the climbing. No issues for them. great for families. Enjoy the views!

recorded Lily Lake

hiking
snow
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great easy trail. It gets you away from all the traffic that goes around Lily Lake when it splits off about half way around the lake. Great views. Easy to do some bouldering up there too.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick brisk walk! Very nice views up and down :)

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was great, only problem was not well marked. Thankfully we were using this app with maps provided it worked out well!

hiking
washed out
3 months ago

Not well marked and hard to find the trail at the top

hiking
3 months ago

Small fun loop. Able to adventure above the lake for a more vigorous hike.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Very steep at the beginning with large steps. Once past that it's a flat and easy slope down. Good trial for bird watchers. Limited views of the terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

It is a very nice hike. Good for all skill levels. Fantastic very.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views, be careful not to go off the Lily Ridge Trail on one of the turns!

hiking
4 months ago

Gentle trail is great for families. First part has some steps ascending about 200 feet But it is pretty gentle after that until a gradual descent to re-join Lily Lake Trail. The trail has great views including Longs Peak and the Two Sisters along with a large rock pile right over the lake. Only criticism is that it is poorly marked in a couple of places. At one point we got off the trail although it was clearly a trail with no turns or intersections. We had to cut through to a lower level as there were no obvious connections. Not too much of a problem on a short loop trail that goes around a lake but it could be better marked. My three-year-old and her five-year-old sister made all the way under their own steam including the initial ascent. It was a fun trail for them with lots of neat rock piles you go by and can climb on.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

We really liked the trail. It was a little bumpy and loose gravel had our toddler take a spill but overall it wasn’t too bad. Good starter trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail for just getting acclimated and for kids. Beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail for just getting acclimated and for kids. Beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail for just getting acclimated and for kids. Beautiful

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Easy trail. Good for beginners!

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little trail in addition to the lake. When you first go up it, dont turn to the right, keep going for a few mins and there’s an amazing view with an overlook of the mountains. Finished that and went back to finish the ridge trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun trail for the kids that want to go up on the rocks and climb with an option to stay on level ground around the lake for younger kids

hiking
5 months ago

Good begin herb trail fun with great views

hiking
5 months ago

Great little trail with beautiful views and rocks for kids to scramble on. Trail also gives you options for choosing your own path, which was a nice bonus for us.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. Great views.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

really fun it was a little confusing going back down to the lake because of lack of trail definition bit really easy and nice.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail and quiet on a Saturday!

hiking
6 months ago

Stunning views and quiet trail!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike up with my two sons! Beautiful day! Beautiful views! Met nice people! Great view of Longs Peak too!

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The first part of the hike has several steps, but it’s well worth it. We saw a moose having brunch and bear tracks in the snow.

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