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12 hours ago

Seemed more like moderate to hard IMO. Good views of Chataqua.

12 hours ago

Pretty rocky and uphill, but not very hard. Super pretty views of crater lake if you walk around and find different spots

Be careful at the trailhead as the starting point is listed here off chase drive but you will want to go down pat creek road to access the trail. The hike itself was nice but the residents in the area were extremely unpleasant

I did this hike a few days ago, and it was beautiful! I live in the metro area, and the elevation didn't get to me too much on the main trail. I tried to make it to Blue Lake, which was amazing from the top, but it was a very steep hike down and it looked like it would be miserable to climb back up.

It was astonishing!

Great views. Something to see along the entire loop. Start at Cub Lake trailhead and return via Fern Lake

A little crowded, but so beutiful!

By far the most beautiful hike I've done so far this summer! Going early gives you great parking, less amount of traffic on the trail, and a peaceful hike. The hike had a couple sketchy areas but my 10 year old niece was able to complete it with little complaints so about anyone can finish this hike.

Trail is beautiful. Lots of people on weekend. People need to learn proper trail etiquette.

14 hours ago

Hiked the loop around the trail during mud season. Plants were just beginning to emerge. Saw 3 eagles fishing, a beaver building his dam and a young bull moose grazing at the waters edge. Good views of the falls. I want to hike this again in early July when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Good easy hike.

Lost GoPro (Hero 5 session, small black cube) on Sunday June 25th attached to a clip. Desperate to recover lost video of family trip. Most likely within one mile of trailhead / parking lot. If you watch the video I'm hiking with my kids and carrying Oscar plus was in Rocky Mtn Park earlier in the week. Huge karma points if you can return. Contact muelhoefer (at) yahoo.com.

As far as the hike is concerned, it was fantastic up to the falls and lake.