Lower Cataract Loop Trail

EASY 37 reviews
#22 of 176 trails in

Lower Cataract Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silverthorne, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and fishing and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

trail running

lake

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this twice during our stay in Frisco. Once as a mother-daughter breakfast hike and it was so amazing, we felt like we 'had' to share the next day with the boys, lol. It was just that beautiful. Go early, especially on weekends. Many wildflowers in bloom, another week and it will be perfect. Lovely trail. Easy with lots of 'rewards' for kids if you have them along. Although an easy hike, it was one of our favorites from vacation and plan to return. Saw geese, a beaver, duck with her ducklings, a snake, and a marmot happily sunning himself on a log.

2 days ago

Hiked the loop around the trail during mud season. Plants were just beginning to emerge. Saw 3 eagles fishing, a beaver building his dam and a young bull moose grazing at the waters edge. Good views of the falls. I want to hike this again in early July when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Good easy hike.

13 days ago

Awesome hike! Gorgeous views and even saw a moose!

17 days ago

17 days ago

24 days ago

Easy, family friendly trail. Good views and a waterfall. We saw evidence of beavers but didn't see any. Can get very muddy so be aware of that.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy trail to hike! It is so beautiful and follows the lake around a loop but you also get a nice surprise and get to walk across the falls! Really great hike. Loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing

hiking
5 months ago

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hiking
8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful lake. Bugs are heavy so wear bug spray.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Ir was the perfect Trail for what we're looking for. It has beautiful wildflowers and a pretty easy Trail. The only disappointment is you can't get close to the falls. Loved this hike.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful and easy!

11 months ago

11 months ago

Scenic. Easy.