Timberline Lake Trail

EASY 41 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
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days 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.

hiking
3 days 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

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
12 days 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!

15 days ago

hiking
15 days 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

22 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

I would rate this hike as moderate vs easy but that could be because all of the snow covering the trail. It was a great hike with beautiful scenery. I would recommend recording in the app because it was easy to lose track of the trail due to the snow. The majority of the lake was frozen but it was worth the hike. Two water crossings but neither were difficult to cross.

25 days ago

BEAUTIFUL frozen lake. Gorgeous mountains. The majority of the trail was snow so our feet were sopping wet but totally worth it if you're up for the cold!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

No fall color, but it has a nice lake!

9 months ago

If you are looking to fish the timberline lake just know it is flies only, catch and release. Beautiful lake.

hiking
9 months ago

We've hiked this trail twice - August 2015 and Sept 2016. The August hike was green and filled with wildflowers, and Timberline Lake itself is quite scenic. We passed through a few marshy spots in addition to creek crossings. This September felt like such a different hike -- too late for wildflowers but pretty fall-colored ground cover. The trees are mostly evergreen, so no Aspen yellow but still pretty. Our group rated the trail easy to moderate, depending on fitness level.

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely worth the climb. Can be a little tougher for those not accustomed to hiking. But the end result is worth it!

9 months ago

Amazing views, easy to get to, a nice little walk through the woods

10 months ago

Nice trail, pretty lake. Good hike for families. The lake is a perfect place for a family picnic.

hiking
10 months ago

The trail seemed long going thru the forest. At least the hike wasn't steep. The lake was big and don't know why it was only catch and release fly fishing.

trail running
11 months ago