Watershed North Trail

EASY 57 reviews
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Watershed North Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Evergreen, 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1049 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Note: Trail is CLOSED during the winter months. No dogs allowed in the water.

hiking
2 days ago

One of the best, simple day hikes I've been on this year. Gorgeous Aspen trees and scenery. Not too crowded. Would definitely go again!

hiking
8 days ago

Nice short hike close to Denver. Dirt road on the way up was in great shape. A few steady climbs there and back but nothing too strenuous. The hike is along a forest road and is pretty exposed with not much shade. The hike down looking at the lake is nice. No snow top views but you are surrounded by pine covered hills. Fairly secluded once you get past the trail entrance although there is road noise as you get closer to the lake. Walk around the lake. There are several trails and some great places to stop for lunch. Close to Denver and not too busy make this worth adding to the list.

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2 months ago

I would not call the dirt road to this trailhead rough if you have any experience driving dirt roads. We had the place to ourselves on a pretty Sunday afternoon! Great views, you can see the pond from above as you come down the trail which was really neat. Not too far from Denver but still off the beaten path, we'll be back!

2 months ago

small parking lot off rough gravel road.

6 months ago

awesome trail close to denver and a little bit off the beaten path. Easy to hike, nice little pond, not crowded.

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10 months ago

My husband and I went on a Saturday afternoon and there was hardly anyone on the trail! You don't need to pay to use the trail or park but the parking area is very tiny. The trail is basically nestled within a lot of houses. Once you get on the trail you get far from the houses though. This was a beautiful hime with great photos every where you looked! The only downfall of this hike is that it comes to a reservoir which you can't swim in which also means no dogs allowed in the water.

hiking
10 months ago

great hike, amazing scenery!! was kind of bummed out when we got to the reservoir to only be turned around by some gentlemen prepping for big renovation project planned from now until next summer.
they said the reservoir would be closed to the public for the remainder of the season and should be re-opened next season.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail! Easy with beautiful scenery

10 months ago

Loved this trail. Very beautiful scenery with panoramic mountain views and the reservoir. Would definitely hike this again.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Mostly an old logging road. Unfortunately there was lots of machinery noise working by the lake. Still.. Fairly pretty and great scenery.