North Fork Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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North Fork Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glen Haven, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

rocky

scramble

3 months ago

one of my favorite trails before the flood in 2012. went back for the first time since then and still a great trail

hiking
4 months ago

Well the trail is nice easy no steep terrain, but full of horse shit

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, relatively flat for the first few miles. Crosses into RMNP and ends at Lost lake ~ 10 miles in.

hiking
4 months ago

LOVED THIS TRAIL!! We hiked up behind the park rangers (they were on horseback) who were very helpful and answered our questions. The river was wonderful and perfect for our dogs to cool down in. We were short on time and didn't make it all the way up, but what we did do was beautiful and we are already planning to go back!

walking
5 months ago

We hiked this with our dog this evening. Idk how far we went, maybe 5-6 mi RT. It was cool and quiet, next to the river. It was lovely!

5 months ago

Easy grade through lots of different environments. It was a beautiful wild flower hike following the river. Still snow at lost lake but you can still get through.

hiking
5 months ago

Our family loves the North Fork! We frequent this trail and enjoy hiking, trail running, camping, and relaxing in the hammock! Our kids are ages 8-13 and it is a great hike for our family, also dog friendly!

hiking
6 months ago

I love this trail! I had not hiked it since the 2013 flood and was amazed by the reconstruction of the trail. Granted there is a lot of terrain that was remodeled by the flood and the trail had been rerouted in some areas but it is still a fantastic trail. My dogs absolutely love this trail due to the readily available access to a water source.

6 months ago

Lost Lake is at the end of the trail in Rmnp. At about 10 miles. No dogs allowed after the park boundary. This area was devastated by 2013 flood but volunteers for the park service have rebuilt the trail and bridges. Camp only in designated areas. Permit required to camp in RMNP.
One of my favorite hikes for 30 years.
Moose mtn lion and elk. Keep dogs on leash for your safety and theirs.

backpacking
7 months ago

This trail info was very deceiving. There was a picture of a lake on this page but you cannot get to is on this trail!

The trail was okay... but once you get to the end there is not place to camp!!! The trails in the Rocky Mountains park were AWFUL!

Also one side of it trail is cut off. No good! very deceiving. All in all for a day hike yes!!! the trail rocks. but for backpacking I would say a hard no!

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Very beautiful and peaceful, did this two weeks ago and there were still some nice fall colors. Also forded the river near the junction with the north boundary trail and found kettle tarn

hiking
Sunday, August 22, 2010

This is a great hike if you need to get out for the day! Great for dogs because of the many water crossings. Shade and sun is great too. Be cautious in the spring/early summer; snow can still be present past the boys camp. Can be muddy past boys camp but still passable.

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