Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 327 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 accessible year-round. 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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9 days ago

Super easy - the first hill is a beast, but it's easy going from there!

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12 days ago

9/9/17 with castle rock hikes Meetup group. Not crowded. Beautiful!

12 days ago

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17 days ago

Loose gravel trail, uphill most of the way in but not too steep. pretty area, clean, lake is beautiful. Quite a bit of traffic. Mostly hikers and people fishing with the occasional mountain biker. Kid friendly imho.

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

This hike is pretty steep most of the way. Not easy. But the reservoir and views are beautiful. It was worth the hike to see the reservoir, but I would not hike this trail again. Coming back down is pretty sketchy with how steep it is.

19 days ago

Good hike with beautiful views.

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20 days ago

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23 days ago

This trail is NOT easy in regards to incline. It is uphill all the way to the top reservoir. The trail is easy to navigate to this point and well marked but expect to get a workout. It can be done as a loop which no one mentions in the reviews. Just go past the gate at the top reservoir for about a quarter mile and hang a left at the first trail head you see. Up and down for a couple more miles. It gets significantly less defined at this point but a seasoned hiker should have no problems. Highly recommend this beauty. BRING WATER!

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25 days ago

Fairly steep the first mile, then lots of sub trails if you feel like putting in some miles. You hike just above the creek, passing 2 small lakes. The views are amazing, not real crowded due to limited parking. Trout fishing is allowed and saw some good catches. The primary trail is a dirt road in good shape, but lots of single track trails shoot off in all directions, some looked very challenging, others more easy. Plenty of forest and shade, no open meadows.

25 days ago

Great Hike!

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26 days ago