Lost Lake via Hessie Trail

MODERATE 392 reviews
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Lost Lake via Hessie Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, horses, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Lost Lake is accessed from the Hessie Trailhead just outside the southeast boundary of the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Nederland, Colorado. From downtown Nederland, go south on Highway 72 for .5 miles to County Road 130 and make a right. You will see a sign for Eldora Ski Resort at this junction

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike, only downside is how rocky the trail is. Make sure you have good tread and/or a hiking stick and you're good! Took about 2 hrs round trip.

Lots of aspens and they were near peak on 9/20.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

This was a fun hike and beautiful especially along the creek. There are a lot of cool waterfall like spots along the trail. We went in mid/late September and it was beautiful. The lake is cool but not stunning, though we didn't walk around it. It did look like the side of the lake farther from us was nice. I highly recommend this hike!

hiking
4 days ago

Very rocky trail. But still very beautiful and definitely a good hike if you're short on time.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice short hike with a little bit of incline. Make sure you stop off at the waterfall for amazing pictures!

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I agree...too rocky for my taste but a pretty hike.

8 days ago

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10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Short and uphill most of the time. A lot of the trail was rocky which isn't my favorite but the views are beautiful, there is a waterfall adjacent to it part of the way up that you can easily venture to and Lost Lake is really serene and lovely. Bring good shoes and maybe a walking stick or two for the rockiness.

hiking
11 days ago

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11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

17 days ago

the trail was beautiful. very rocky though. there was almost no parking, but the walk wasn't bad. there are shuttle services provided from the town.

17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail...gradual climb and leaves starting to turn already. Parking was almost full at 7:15 am on a Sunday but trail was not busy.

hiking
18 days ago

18 days ago

Easy and scenic hike!