The Loch Lake Trail

MODERATE 278 reviews

The Loch Lake Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1102 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day. Once you make your way to The Loch, you will experience some of the pristine beauty that the Rocky Mountains hold. The view of the canyon and surroundings once you arrive is breathtaking. You also get a view of Andrew's Glacier.

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Pretty busy with tourists until you get past Alberta falls then the trail changes and we saw other hikers every 10 minutes or so. Once we past the mills lake split it became even less crowded, passing hikers every 15-20 minutes. Moderate hike with switchbacks, beautiful views of the valleys and multiple waterfalls. Loch lake was beautiful I wish we had time to continue to sky pond.

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just amazing. went last summer, its truly a magical destination. explore the lake and the run-off ponds when you get to the loch