Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Wonderland Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, 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: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
rocky
18 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, easy, short trail. Nothing spectacular about this hike. It is good for an early morning / late afternoon run or stroll. Very smooth hiking surface.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Too many people!

5 months ago

Pretty walk around the lake. All flat and gravel, so easy for anyone. Great mountain views.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful walk! Lots of bugs.

hiking
7 months ago

This was not hiking. It was a mostly paved trail, completely flat, and incredibly boring. It was very busy with lots of runners. I don't recommend it as a destination hike, but if you live nearby and want a walk, I guess you could try it out.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice for relax walk with dogs. You can check this trail with short video on YouTube “Wonderland Lake - Boulder, Colorado #2 ★★★★“.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Quick loop around the lake. Great view of the mountains in the background. Very level and easy walk. Good for kids and elderly. Lots of dog walkers and some bikers. Vistied around 6pm during the week and it was easy to park and only saw maybe a dozen people on the path. If looking for an easy loop this is a good one.

hiking
10 months ago

Super easy and mostly flat hike. There is a playground on the south side of the lake (motivation for small children!). Saw orioles and wildflowers. Lots of bugs singing. There is only a very short stretch of neighborhood road to complete the loop.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, multi use path

hiking
muddy
Sat Mar 30 2019

hiking
muddy
Tue Mar 12 2019

This trail is good for basic, leisurely walking with your dog or children. Little muddy in some areas but mostly paved. Nothing spectacular sites-wise. Great for dog walking.

hiking
Thu Jan 31 2019

A “wonderfully” progressive trail. Ha! See what I did there!?

Mon Sep 17 2018

Surprisingly beautiful. I didn't have my hopes very high when I saw how flat this trail was, but it was a nice little loop that offered beautiful views.

Fri Aug 17 2018

Really a walk, not a hike. Bob stroller friendly.

walking
Mon Jul 23 2018

Took my 3yr old and he loved it!! Easy and not super long and beautiful views!

walking
Sun Apr 29 2018

Nice easy walk around a lake at the center of a super cute neighborhood. Did this with our parents who aren’t hikers. Lovely area for a walk! Water is crystal clear. Went on a Saturday and watched paragliders taking off from the mountains behind the lake!

Sun Jan 21 2018

Nice views easy hike

running
Thu Nov 23 2017

Great place for mile repeats!

fishing
Mon Sep 04 2017

My boyfriend and I went hiking/fishing here for our first time. It was pretty, but there were too many people and dogs.

running
Tue Jun 20 2017

Good for a quick run but not all that pretty

hiking
Tue May 30 2017

An extremely pleasant walk around the lake.

running
Sun Mar 12 2017

Beautiful, easy trail, great place to walk with dogs.

hiking
Mon Feb 27 2017

Easy and flat with a view of the flat irons.

running
Mon Feb 20 2017

Great place to do a short trail run with plenty of other trails to branch out and adjust the distance of your run.

Thu Sep 22 2016

First place I saw in Colorado!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
21 days ago

Load More