Waneka Lake

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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 birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

hiking
21 days ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

walking
muddy
Thu Feb 07 2019

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.

hiking
muddy
snow
Sun Feb 03 2019

Gorgeous views and not too many people on this Sunday afternoon, but it was extremely windy and the north side of the trail was snowy/icy/muddy.

walking
Mon Jan 14 2019

Nice one mile loop walk. Good views of the front range. Picnic and facilities with a Visitor Centre.

Tue Nov 13 2018

One of the most beautiful views of the mountains from the Range. Waneka is a good little walking trail for people of all interests.

running
Fri Jul 13 2018

It’s a well maintained trail around the lake. I like to run to Waneka lake and run as many laps as needed to reach my mileage goal for the day. Each trip around is just a little over a mile.

Sun Jun 17 2018

Good for kids, nice park to play after walking around the lake.

walking
Sun Jun 17 2018

Pretty looped gravel trail around the lake. Little work out stations every 100 yards. Moderate amount of people but not bad. Definitely a good spot for a run or easy walk. Cute little park at the hub.

Fri May 25 2018

Easy, scenic trail.

Sat May 12 2018

a local favorite... nice crushed gravel path for running

Sat Apr 28 2018

Great for an afternoon run!

walking
Mon Dec 11 2017

Great walk, great views. Easy trail

walking
Fri Jul 21 2017

Short, nice walk but lots of bugs. Gets very busy. Lots of ways to connect.

walking
Thu Jul 06 2017

Went for a run here. It's almost 3 miles around both lakes and it's all gravel trail which is nice. There are a few places to park and there is a bathroom around the big lake. Don't expect any shade though.

hiking
5 days ago

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