Long Lake Trail

EASY 35 reviews
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Long Lake Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

29 days ago

We drove out today and the road remains closed leading to the lake. We had to turn back. Just an FYI!

backpacking
9 months ago

If your in the area you need to visit this place. Beautiful and a great selection of trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful view

10 months ago

Great with kids and the dog

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Easy Hike- Great views at the top- saw Moose on the trail and off in the water hiking up

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beautiful views from the wooden bridge!

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Great hike for families, with stunning views of the lake and glaciers. We did a loop with the Jean Lunning trail, to circumnavigate the entire lake. Arrive early to get parking, otherwise you'll be starting at Brainard which adds another 1.5 miles to the hike.

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Great trail for a family hike or out of town'ers who aren't used to altitude . Make it a loop with the Jean Lunning Trail from the Long Lake trail head to make it ~3 miles. Did it with a 3 year old in about 2 hours. Get there really early or you'll be forced to parked farther away. Lot was full by 6:45 am on a Sunday. $10 entry fee to use Brainard Lake Rec Area. This is now my go to trail for out of state house guests from lower elevations.

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

Lovely easy hike for families with plenty to see for those with good mobility. Still plenty of mud and some snow, which made the trail all the more fun for kids! $10 at the gate for those without a pass.

Monday, June 22, 2015

This is a 2.3 mile loop around the lake and that doesn't include the 1.5 mile round trip from the only parking lot there today. We got there at 10:50 and the lot was getting full. Enjoyable hike with not much elevation change. Snow filled spots. A bit much on west side of lake but still manageable with water proof hiking boots. We really enjoyed it.

hiking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

BEAUTIFUL HIKE! Went with my wife and 8 year old son... ironically, the parking lot was so full on labor day weekend they had to turn people away, and yet, we hardly saw anyone hiking. Maybe they were fishing or just staying around the entrance park area?

We only went to Long Lake, word on the trail was that Lake Isabella has been drained so not worth continuing on, but this was long enough and enjoyable.

I wonder about these hike pages that say "1 mile" - this wasn't one mile, but was very enjoyable.

hiking
Monday, September 17, 2012

This is the perfect place to bring non-hiking visitors from our of town. Big payoff for very little effort. Gorgeous views and an easy well maintained trail. Lake Isabelle is just down the trail and I highly recommend pushing on. This trail is off the Brainard Lake trailhead near Ward. The info here says Nederland but it's probably a good 20 minutes away from there.

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recorded Brainard Long Lake

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Monday, June 05, 2017

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