Pinewood Lake Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Pinewood Lake Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Loveland, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wildlife

snow

Includes Besant Point Trail (2.6 miles) and Shoshone Trail (1.5 miles). Besant Point Trail includes two wheelchair-accessible segments at either end. Requires Larimer County vehicle permit.

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1 month ago

This was a nice easy hike. Most of it doesn't have shade or trees. Recommend either mornings, or cooler days. Dogs are allowed on leash.

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7 months ago

I took really long and strenuous hike's in Estes Park all week so I was looking for something easy and relaxing. Happy I found this spot.

It's a really easy, relatively short route. I sat next to the Lake towards the end and read a book and just enjoyed the scenery.

Be Advised: You will need a one day parking permit which will cost you 7$.

8 months ago

Beautiful day - loved the variety of plants and birds, smell of pine. quiet and peaceful - although dozens of people were on the reservoir fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, I didn't encounter a single person on the trail. the first portion on the Shoshone trail is moderately strenuous uphill, but after that things planned out around the reservoir. Great place to stretch your legs, enjoy the scenery, and fill your senses

8 months ago

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

10 months ago

it's a nice trail for horses, but it is short. there is a long wooden bridge over wetlands that I get off the horse and walk

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

Easy trail for young children walking with us. Lots of beautiful flowers and butterflies. Deer flies were a bit bothersome down by the water. We only encountered one couple on the Shoshone Trail. Be sure to buy your day pass down at CR 31 North Entrance Station. Next time we will pack our fishing poles and stay the day.

hiking
10 months ago

Very beautiful and quiet, more fishers than anything though.

11 months ago