DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Parked our car at Hollowell, hiked up this trail to Bierstadt lake and took the Bierstadt Lake trail down to where we could catch a bus back to our car at Hollowell :)
Going up is not the easiest seeing that after passing the meadow, the trail is 90% uphill — including the stretch towards Bierstadt Lake (it flattens out right near the lake).
And even if though the hike up was hard (especially with my asthma), the surroundings were so beautiful. Also, with our specific route, it was so rewarding and relaxing to make it to the lake and then hike completely downhill on the Bierstadt Lake trail.