Waneka Lake is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lafayette, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.2 miElevation gain9 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViews
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Bryanna Rice
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Hiking

Excellent for a quick walk. Was a bit icy due to recent snow but overall excellent walk!

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Alex Reisenweber
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Todd Cellini
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WalkingGreat!

Great for families, biking, and beautiful views. Short distance from downtown for a meal and a play structure for the kids.

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Clayton Rauscher
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WalkingGreat!

Lots of Canadian geese in the lake partially frozen over. Beautiful views

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Jackaline Rutter
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WalkingGreat!

Nice easy stroll. Fairly populated. Great views for little to no effort

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Anna Small
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Walking

Perfect length for a quick walk, with a gorgeous view.

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Lauren Pusillo
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Ronald Zaranko
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Tara Cone
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Margaret Rosfeld
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HikingGreat!

The views are beautiful, the lake is nice, and those little exercise bars placed around the lake are fun! It's more of a walk than a hike but super lovely.

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Carrie Elizabeth
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Hiking

I really enjoyed the trail! It was fun sightseeing the houses in the neighborhood as well as pretty lake and Mountain View’s. Not heavily trafficked on this Thursday afternoon.

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Anthony Davis
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WalkingBugsGreat!

Did this as part of the loop of both lakes. Definitely the better half! Tons of geese. Saw two owls at sunset!

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Morgan Tucker
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Walking

It’s a super easy walk. Really relaxing

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Alex Kessock
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Juan Franco
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Hiking

good easy loop trail nice and quit

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Juan Franco
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Hiking

good hike with famaly

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Matthew Bigelow
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Dan Lliteras
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Walking

Easy trail to walk...My wife and I took our grandchildren for a nice stroll. Very flat and easy to walk.

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Roma Soto
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Hiking

nice easy walk with little workout stations but kinda boring

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Claire Logan Hankla
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WalkingBugs

Beautiful view of the mountains. Nice for evening walks! Definitely an easy walk, also great for running. Bugs at night, but not too bad. Nice little detour around the back end to look at frogs and birds at the preserve. A park at one end if you have kids. Workout stations spaced out around, but park and stations currently closed due to COVID. You’ll likely see people fishing around the lake and at the boathouse dock.

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Madeline Eppley
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WalkingBugsMuddy

Super kid and dog friendly, with gorgeous views of the mountains! Relatively buggy. Recommend going close to sunrise/sunset for even better views. Exercise equipment and bird watching currently closed due to Covid.

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Sam G
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Walking

Short pleasant loop for walking the pups, wide path, well-maintained around Waneka lake with lots of birds around. From one side you get nice views of the flatirons in the distance looking west.

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KC H
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Walking

Great trail with views of the mountains. Very busy on a Thursday evening.

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Terry Peterson
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Hiking

Very nice, natural trail. My dog loves playing in the water on the north edge of the lake where there is some water-accessible shoreline. Super windy the day we went.

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Steve Lake
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Hiking

We enjoyed that not only is it dog friendly, but the kids worked out at each exercise station so our kiddos and our fur baby got a workout and all slept well.

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Winter .
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Hiking

Easy, flat loop with a water view at every angle. Several benches and trash cans throughout the walk. Very pet friendly; even saw two baby goats out for a walk. Besides the trail, there is a big playground, picnic tables and grills, boat ramp, fishing, and fitness obstacles. Nice, clean park.

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Kelly Sekardi Morgenstein
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Hiking

This is a perfect neighborhood trail with just about everything you could want- it’s great for dogs with plenty of pick up bags spots and trash cans, great for kids with an awesome playground, great for anyone looking for exercise whether a walk, run, or more (whole workout station program). It’s also offers a gorgeous view and you can even rent a paddle board or boat and get on the lake after you’re done.

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Jane Greene
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WalkingMuddy

Nice neighborhood trail. Lots of kids at the park when I went on a Sunday morning. We were rarely alone on the trail and it was not quiet so my experience was more than “moderate” traffic. Shaded areas were icy and there was a good deal of mud as most of the chat has washed away. There are many nice benches with great views.

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