Snowshoe Hare Trail

HARD 42 reviews

Snowshoe Hare Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Hawk, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

horseback riding

lake

views

rocky

Nice loop past a fishing hole in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. There's no cell phone service. Trail starts at the Aspen Meadow campground and takes you past Dudes Fishing Hole - a great place to sink a line and relax . You can extend your hike or ride by following the Mule Deer trail to Panorama Point- follow the spur trail near the end of the loop.

7 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Nice quick weekend hike, but definitely not difficult. Doesn't have the same abundance of lovely views as other hikes in the park, but you're sure to not run into many people (a bonus to me!). 4 stars because of its relative desertion. 3 stars on the merit of the hike alone. :)

hiking
1 month ago

More intense than the elevation graph lets on. This trail mostly follows rocky runoff ruts -- recommend good hiking shoes; poles if you use them. Not much flat space. You'll spend some time "watching your step." Good cardio. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail with lots of rocky terrain. The "lake" was underwhelming but it was a nice place to stop and watch the rock climbers. Didn't run into very many people, which was nice but did run into a storm.

1 month ago

Nice trail, very rocky and uphill. But if you start from the lake, the signs end at a neighboring campground. I ended up walking on the road til I found the trailhead. Was pretty frustrated. Needs signage past the intersection at buffalo trail. :/

hiking
2 months ago

I would recommend this to campers or day-hikers as a exercise trail. You hike in the forest with little to no views. Still a great area though!

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2 months ago

the lake was much smaller then it appears but still a great hike. Also not sure why it's rated as hard. Was pretty easy most of the way.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike not sure why they rate ut as hard.

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hiking
4 months ago

camping
4 months ago

Great for a morning hike, lots of good mix of sun and shade

hiking
7 months ago

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