Timberline Lake Trail

EASY 54 reviews

Timberline Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
885 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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7 days ago

11 days ago

My family went up this trail on 8/4/17 and it was great. My kids are 7, 9, and 11, and they handled it well. Make sure you spray well for bugs. Don't be afraid to step off the trail when you hear rushing water, you'll find some great waterfalls. The trail gets steep for the last 2/3 of a mile but the lake up top is worth the effort. Me and the boys even took a quick dip, key word is quick.

15 days ago

Take your time and enjoy the beauty - great hike!

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22 days ago

A fairly easy hike, with a great payoff. Definitely bring some bug spray.

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1 month ago

Great hike for a family! (As long as you are in ok shape) Make sure to take your bug spray and watch the weather report. We were there 7-17-17. We took our 6yr old and 3yr old. Just make sure to hold hands on the incline and be ready to take breaks. The view and lake were totally worth it.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Tons of bugs on this trail. Mosquitos were horrendous and so were the flies. Even at the lake they were everywhere. Couldn't sit down and enjoy the scenery or you'd be eaten alive. Also it was super muddy and had to cross the streams - knee deep water. So you were either taking your shoes off or you were walking in wet shoes. Try in aug or sept and hopefully the water will be lower. Bring bug spray.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

great hike but be warned. with the snow melt right now the creek crossings are fairly serious and the top half of the trail is wet from run off. no way to stay dry on this one.

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1 month ago

Nice short hike up to a beautiful lake. Had to cross through several areas of high and sometimes rushing water so be prepared for wet boots

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2 months ago

It's amazing how much snow melted in 2 days of warm weather! Trail was easy to follow since most of the snow melted. Unfortunately it made it too dangerous (for my liking) to cross the river just before reaching the lake. Water was rapidly moving and just over-the-knee deep- and I'm 6ft tall. If you're up for getting a little wet and your sure on your feet in high rapids, you'll be fine. Otherwise the hike was easy with pretty views. Definitely going back in a couple weeks to make it to the lake!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

June 8, 2017. Lost the trail several times to the snow followed the Lake Fork Creek up to timberline lake which was 3/4 frozen still fished it for a couple hours no luck several creek crossings that were a little difficult