Waldrop North Trail from Gateway Trailhead

EASY 7 reviews

Waldrop North Trail from Gateway Trailhead is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Nederland, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

During the winter, the gate to the Brainard Lake Recreation Area is closed. Visitors must park at the parking lot just outside the gate, shown as the trailhead here. Due to this winter closure, this trial is often used as a snowshoe route. This trail starts outside of the gate, so visitors to not have to pay the entry fee if they start at this trailhead. Although dogs are allowed in this area during the summer, they are not during the winter.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this Sunday 9/16/18 when I parked in the lot before the entrance to Brainard. I was on the way to Mitchell Lake and thought I'd get some views along the Waldrop. It is really in the trees and shady. Didn't see much sky, let alone views. I was happy to get to Brainard Lake and on to Mitchell Lake and get out of the tree cover!

cross country skiing
Monday, January 09, 2017

So much fun. Almost all in the trees. Not very difficult. Definitely doing this one again.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Monday, September 19, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016