Timberline Lake Trail

EASY 66 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

hiking
1 day ago

A beautiful clear late summer day with good friends, gold Aspens dotting the surrounding mountainsides and the constant music of a running creek along the well defined path. A moderately demanding hike for 60 something's amateurs trying out their new hiking shoes! The pristine 30-40 acre lake at the end of the trail made it more than worthwhile! Round trip was 3 hrs and 30 mins with lots of stops for water and photos along the way!

1 day ago

I would rate this trail as moderate. Right amount of sun and shade. Pretty steep right before you get to the lake. There is a nice stream crossing. The trail is very wide in most places. The lake is very large and is worth the hike. The drive up to the trailhead was very scenic since you go past Turquoise Lake.

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7 days ago

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13 days ago

I'd rate this trail moderate, because of all the loose, rolling rock, the steep incline at the last half mile, and the creek crossings, which are deep during runoff season. Otherwise, this a peaceful forest hike and the lake at the end is beautiful.

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1 month 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.

1 month ago

Take your time and enjoy the beauty - great hike!

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1 month ago

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

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2 months 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.