Meadow Creek Trail to Lily Pad Lake

MODERATE 37 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.

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In terms of family hiking, this was definitely more challenging than some. Mainly, because of the heavily rocked trail. The inclines seem steep at first but taper off the further up you go. Waterfall and lakes are beautiful. Worth the hike, just have to push the kiddos a little. My youngest is 6, and we completed the hike up and back in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

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Steep ascent to waterfalls but easier rest of the way to lake.

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Starts steep and rough but stick with it because it's worth it!

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1 month ago

Nice easily accessible trail just off the round about at the Frisco exit

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Nice hike to the lake

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