McKay Lake Trail

EASY 94 reviews

McKay Lake Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Broomfield, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Mostly street riding

1 month ago

easy intercity trail...good for getting in a quick walk.

walking
1 month ago

Lovely 1.6 mike loop for walking/hiking with kids. My 3.5 year old loved the woodsy entrance, stroll out onto the dock, running past the farm - the horses were right up by the fence. Lots of interesting flora and many birds as well. No real elevation gain. When clear, nice views of the mountains across the lake.

walking
3 months ago

The paths leading to the trail (as of today) are slightly flooded. There is a spot to cross the water with logs but otherwise you have to puddle jump. If you try to bring your dog, you're gonna have a gross dog afterward.

walking
3 months ago

Lots of dog and horse poop on the trail. Very nice lake with lots of birds

walking
4 months ago

It is very beautiful, highly trafficked. I prefer more solitude.

4 months ago

Good for seeing ducks and other birds. Nice view view of the mountains.

7 months ago

What a fabulous trail. Water, nature, Mountain View’s, mixed terrain and other people here and there. It was a fabulous 4 mike hike (3 times around) ...sunny and blue skies in February

8 months ago

good walkabout. dogs abound. lots of bikes. awesome bmx park/trail adjacent. nice
scenery.

8 months ago

We go all the time with our dog. Love everything about it minus the parking (not always enough) and crowds unless you go at off times. Beautiful place and you can see farm animals :)

10 months ago

Pretty lake. Too easy of a trail.

walking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nice easy trail to get some nature in the middle of the suburbs

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Easy trail that is also great for horseback riding around.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

good place for dogs

walking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I take my dog here in the fall and spring, it's a great and easy trail. I don't come during the summer because there is hardly any shade at all for most of the trail. The lake is beautiful and there's a cute little farm just off the trail.

trail running
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Lovely lake front scenery! A great place to run.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pretty views; little shade. Path is mixed with dirt and cement.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The beginning is pretty and the rest is boring with very little shade

Friday, April 07, 2017

Really enjoyed the loop with my dog and 2&4 year olds. They loved going out on the pier and hearing/seeing all the wildlife and horse and donkeys at the farm.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Great spot to walk the dog

walking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

suburban place to walk

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Mellow walk around the lake. Nice loop to jog year-round.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Was a great trail until my friend fell of the dock haha recommended for everyone.

fishing
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Went for the first time with the family and dog. Nice easy walk with plenty of shade and places to fish. Definitely going again.

walking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Easy walk, not paved trail with wild life on either side. Easy walk for the pup too.

trail running
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beautiful little lake to run around. Only a few slight inclines and not heavily trafficked during the week days.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gorgeous easy walk around a lake. Beautiful scenery and mountain few. Surrounded by beautiful homes. Fishing. Dogs swimming in the lake and walks around. Donkeys grazing. Swans. Ducks and birds.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Nice walk 1 1/2 miles 30 minute walk. Very close to home.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Nice very easy trail. Nice view of mountains. Wouldn't recommend doing right after a snow or rain storm because there are spots that would get very muddy.

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

A nice walk that is close by.

hiking
7 days ago

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