Meadow Creek Trail to Lily Pad Lake

MODERATE 53 reviews
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Meadow Creek Trail to Lily Pad Lake is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Frisco, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
810 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Lily Pad Lake is a popular destination reachable from two different trailheads. This hike starts on Meadow Creek Trail near Frisco, which provides diverse scenery and wildflowers. Buffalo Mountain towers above the lake. Great views of Frisco can be seen along the trail. Water is sparse along the trail. Hunters may use this area during the hunting season. The trail is neither marked nor maintained for winter use, but many locals use the trails during winter for walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

1 hour ago

Loved this trail! It was absolutely gorgeous.

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16 days ago

LOVED this trail! It was beautiful from the moment you stepped onto the trail. Aspens were in full glory all the way to Lily Pad Lake. There were plenty of beautiful vistas to enjoy and the creek cross over was a pleasant treat. It wasn't too hard or too easy...a bit steep at the beginning, but then it levels out to a moderate incline with occasional flat sections. Good trail for kids. the lake at the top is always lovely.

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27 days ago

Nice hike, beautiful view overlooking lake in Frisco. Two and half hours with frequent photo stops. Most of the incline is at the beginning before it forks to Lily Pad lake.

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Nice wildflowers. Good variety of trees. Views of Frisco. It's a little rocky and steep at the beginning but not too bad. The lake is pretty. My main complaint is that it is too short- about 1.5 hrs round trip including 15 minutes rest.

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First trail we hit when arriving in Frisco. Beautiful views and gorgeous lake at the end. Great hike with some steep areas and rock but worth it.

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