Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 188 reviews
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Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmer Lake, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

snow

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5 days ago

Wide easy to follow path, rushing creek below you and two lakes. Palmer lake is beautiful and not too difficult. A few steeper areas but it's easy to take a break and well worth it!

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7 days ago

Great hike, not to long of a hike & wasn't that hard. There was plenty of parking so you should be good, overall nice hike. If you would like to see the hike before hand check out the video I made:
https://youtu.be/AznJ9felLtw

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16 days ago

Reports of the trail being closed were true, but it is open again. The Town of PL and citizens are trying to come up with solutions and methods to keep the water supply safe, yet keep the trail open for everyone to enjoy. As with any issue there are many opinions. Please come and enjoy our trail... keep yourself and your dogs out of the water, no fire, and pack out everything you bring. It's a great trail and scenery.

18 days ago

18 days ago

Well maintained trail. Our 7 yr old was dragging his feet the last few yards but the scenery was well worth it.

24 days ago

This is an outstanding trail. A little tough slog at the start but the reward when you get to the lake? So so beautiful.

hiking
30 days ago

Decently maintained route.

1 month ago