Second Creek Trail

MODERATE 121 reviews
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Second Creek Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

The trail begins at Second Creek Trailhead along Highway 40 into gentle climbing in the forested area along Second Creek before opening up to the north near treeline and ascending 800 vertical feet. At the top of the ridge you'll pass the old Second Creek Cabin A-frame, replaced by the newer Broome Hut. Dogs are not allowed at Broome Hut.

hiking
2 days ago

For a flatlander struggling with mountain sickness, this was a difficult hike. Steep going up, just take breaks. Regardless of AMS making the hike a lot harder than it should have been, this was a wonderful trip. We did over 4 miles, went past the hut. The views are beautiful. You get the alpine valley with the waterfall and stream and wildflowers in addition to the beautiful surrounding mountains. Windy up top so pack accordingly. Reasonably crowded on a Sunday afternoon, we still had many moments of solitude on the trail. Dogs loved it. Water sources abound with the creeks.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice 3-ish mile hike with moderate elevation gain. Easy access right off 40 for a nice break before or after hitting up winter park. Need to go further past the Broome Hut next time to get more views. Will do this one again!

11 days ago

Nice moderate hike. Kept hiking after waterfall to top where it flattens out. Great views.

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26 days ago

One of my favorite hikes to-date! Insane views.

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26 days ago

1 month ago

What a beautiful hike. Assuming the altitude doesn't get them, great for casual (ish) visitors as it's short enough and has huge payoff on getting above the tree line quick enough for big panoramas. Gets real windy and quite cold up there, be prepared to add 1-2 layers as you ascend.

hiking
1 month ago

8/19/17 - nice hike. Had to take several breaks going up but 1000' elevation gain is about tops of my comfort zone. Wildflower season is over I'd say, some lingering asters. Beautiful view at the very top.

1 month ago

Love this trail! Great views of Cirque and Divide the whole way. Interesting rock formations. Steep but worthwhile.

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1 month ago

Beautiful Hike, from wild flowers, to waterfall after hut, great boulders. 5 kids from 5 to 13 able to complete.

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2 months ago

Beautiful trail, perfect difficulty for me, and incredible waterfall at the top which someone else mentioned. My new favorite trail!!

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