Timberline Falls Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked loop 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, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Amazing! got to the parking lot at 530am... it was half way full. AMAZING hike! watch out for extreme weather changes
Fantastic half-day hike in Rocky Mt. National Park. Start early, saw hundreds (not exaggerated) of people heading up as I was heading down. I included Emerald Lake Trail and hit that one first, than Lake Haiyaha , The Loch, Lake of Glass, and the last was Sky Pond. Lots of wildlife and people on this one, it is a stunna.
First 3/4 of this trail was easy but once you get close to Timberline falls it gets difficult. This was by far the most scenic beautiful trails I've been on! Make sure you go past the calls to sky pond too!
Wonderful views. A little scary climbing up the waterfall. So glad we did. This took us 4 hours to get from Glacier Gorge Trailhead to the falls. Make sure you bring mosquito Repellent otherwise they will chase you up the trail :)
We went from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead down to the Loch and continued from there to Timberline Falls, but did not continue up to Lake of Glass or Sky Pond. The Loch is absolutely beautiful and definitely worth the hike by itself. Timberline Falls is also quite impressive. You get amazing views of the surrounding rock walls and it's incredible how much snowpack is still around up there even in mid-July. A word of advice: wear mosquito repellent on this hike during the summer. There are swarms of mosquitoes from the Loch onwards and they are relentless. Overall a fantastic hike with great sights to see and a good physical challenge without being too difficult or long.
This moderately challenging hike offers a lot of variety, from canyon and tundra to lush forested paths along the creek. Spectacular lakes along the way. The ascent gets challenging toward the falls, but it's doable for any intermittently skilled hiker. It does require climbing up a 20 ft rock bed at the end but it's no big deal. One piece of advice for summer hikers: : bring bug spray! Lots of mosquitoes and gnats. The only places to picnic sans bugs are the dry areas below the Loch, or at the falls area.
I have been up here several times. 1st time was early in the year. This was as far as I could hike, too much snow. 2006-8-6, 1998-11, 2005-8-6, 2003-7-12.