Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Eagle with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 days ago

This trail is used predominantly by mountain bikers so this nice walk was sometimes interrupted by the need to jump out of the way. The 300+ foot ascent happens mostly in climbing the first ridge but after that it's a comfortable series of rolling walks, largely through wooded glens. And it smelled fabulous kind of like wood baking in the sun.

There are a few hikes with trailheads in the immediate area. You'll want to park in the section of the lot furthest from the Eagle Ice Rink and Pool building to find the Haymaker trailhead.

Great single track. Mostly uphill the first 3-4miles, great workout. Downhill is fast and fun

mountain biking
8 days ago

Great quick trail. Needs more signs. Sometimes is not very easy to know where you are and where you are going.

14 days ago

The beginning mile has a pretty good incline. Wasn't expecting that, but has beautiful views when you turn around. About 1.6 miles up we ran into snow which caused us to turn around. Heard some loud wilflife sounds which was cool and was nice and breezy. Good workout of a hike overall

Redneck Ridge was awesome and not so busy, my few minutes on Boneyard we’re full of moving over for bikers.
I went straight up to the right of Boneyard at the bottom, met up with the road for a bit and then hopped onto the inner trail to the top. Took same trail down and stayed left at “detour” onto ridge. Only 2 runners and 2 bikers passed me on the way down, nice and quiet.

Would love to come back and bike the ridge!!

No watering points so not really a great dog hike.

This trail was really nice! Definitely seems more suited to mountain bikers so if that's your activity of choice, this is a great place to do so! I hiked it and Boneyard has a nice gradual incline with lots of switchbacks. You get some nice views to the east and south/SE but a lot is in the little forest. The parking lot at the bottom is pretty small (maybe 7 cars) and no facilities. I also caught a glimpse of a sign that mentioned something about maybe no parking on street but didn't see exactly what it said. A great little afternoon outing though!

5 months ago

We did this as a morning hike before flying out of Eagle. The trail is easy to find although I would probably give it an easy rather than moderate rating as it was mostly flat. This seems like it would be more entertaining to mountain bike.Overall it was okay, took us about 70 minutes to do the loop.

5 months ago

3/5 for hiking, 5/5 for bikes. Haymaker provides a wonderful view of the town of Eagle, CO as you ascend the slope. The trail is primarily for mountain biking. The tracks are well defined with many challenging curves, not for your average biker! Hiking wise, the ascent is not bad at all and the trail short. For people on foot, I would recommend it for travelers looking for a quick foot trip as they pass through town or runners and their pets.

6 months ago

Great hike, great views from high up. Some snow as you get into the high elevations.

Great views at the top if you go off trail to the north.

Great fishing

8 months ago

Not a bad hike. 6.2 miles round trip. Wish I would have had all day to fish and walk to the other lakes up the valley. Lots of brook trout. Nice places to set a tent. Good shelter/coverage of storms come in. First half of the hike is relatively flat, 2nd half a steady climb. Definitely worth the effort!

Great for lunch and a comfortable and beautiful hike.

Really pretty lake with pristine waters . There were so many bugs which detracted from the walk quite a bit for me.

Amazing hike and majestic lake!! Take bug spray!! Not hard hike at all!

11 months ago

So many other prettier hikes in the area. The wildflowers were gorgeous, though.

11 months ago

Still a lot of snow over the trail when you get about a mile out from the lake. But awesome view if you push through like I did!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful easy hike around the lake. Great for families!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Maybe one of the best hikes I have taken in Colorado. The fall colors were incredible and the lake is breathtaking.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Amazing hike! Hiked this trail a few weeks ago with our two children 8 & 10. Starts out fairly flat and then a pretty steep ascent up towards the lake. Beautiful hike with an amazing waterfall along the way. The lake was beautiful but hadn't been there 5 mins and got rained and hailed on. Would definitely do this hike again but just start earlier in the morning.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Great hike around the lake about a 2 mile hike. Loved it! Pretty easy trail for. Family.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

great not to hard not to easy great views of the lake and change in scenery.

Friday, October 23, 2015

My favorite hike yet. Especially beautiful in the fall. I did not see anyone on the trail the day I went and the lake is gorgeous.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Great day hike. First half runs through aspens and can be thick with undergrowth. Wish I had worn long pants for this section. The second half is challenging and almost entirely uphill. Once you reach the lake, you can maneuver your way over to the opposite side of the lake to sit on some large rocks that plunge into the water. This spot offers a much better view of the lake and surrounding mountains but can be a bit tricky to get to.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Great trail. Very scenic lake. Fishing in the lake was fair.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Just completed today 9-17-14. Trail was well marked. Good weather and the trees were beginning to change. Stayed over night at the lake. First half is easy. Second half is a bear.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

We took a trail off to the right of the lake along the creek - end of summer and beautiful. Thru the fields and around the area. Easy for the kids and great picture taking.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

We hiked this trail in the fall, and it was beautiful! We only passed one other group early on during our hike, so when we got to the lake, we had it all to ourselves. There was also some established places to camp near the lake, so it would be a short backpack in.

18 days ago

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