Shoreline Trail to Horsetooth Reservoir

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Shoreline Trail to Horsetooth Reservoir is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

At the junction of CR 54G and North Overland Trail in Laporte, go west on CR 54G 1 mile to Rist Canyon Road. Take a left onto Rist Canyon and go 0.9 mile to CR 23. Take a left and go 1.4 miles to Lodgepole Road. Take a right and continue 1.5 miles to the park entrance on the left. From the visitor center, drive 2 miles to the West Valley and Shoreline Trails parking on the left. GPS: N40 34.03' / W105 10.25'

3 days ago

The kids loved this hike, and what a treat to take a dip in the lake! Monday morning and the trail was empty. Saw a deer, lots of coyote scat, and many dragon flies. It’s pretty sunny with little opportunities for shade, so pack the sunscreen and water! The campground by the lake was unfortunately a mess, the previous campers did not do their part in keeping it clean, it’s too bad!

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7 days ago

Nice trail. Tends to be a lot of bikers out on this one and occasionally horses. Pretty easy. Can get off at one point to get over to the lake if you wanted to wade of swim. Great for all levels and ages of hikers

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great casual hike to the water and back. Several spots with great views.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It was a fine trail for any easy warmup.

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