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Beautiful with the fresh snowfall!

There was a lot of icy packed snow on 2/3 of the trail. I would suggest a little extra traction for your shoes. The trail has a great pay off at the end of the trail in the form of a beautiful view over Lost Lake.

Got to the trail at 8:30 on Sunday and there was plenty of parking. People were fighting for spots when I left around 11:30. Easy hike with good payoff. Be sure to walk all the way around the lake once you get there. Microspikes are a must for the climb to the lake.

very beautiful hike not so hard. there is several other lakes to hike as well.
parking was ok however it was in fall not summer. the road to the trail is not rough

Loved the lake! There was limited parking at the trail head with a dirt road to the trail head. I should have used snow boots/shoes. I went 10/16/18 and it was slushy with the top of the trail all snow and lake was frozen.

Went on this hike back in 4/2017. It had a ton of snow which make it slippery and difficult but well worth it. The lake was frozen and beautiful! I highly suggest either going with no snow or wearing appropriate footwear! Would love to check it out again in the summer.

Good hike, did it with my 3 kids (10/8/6). Some great waterfalls to check out on the trail up to Lost Lake. Would recommend parking at the shuttle lot as parking is limited at the trail head. Trail to Lost Lake gets a little steep but nothing too bad. Had lunch up at the lake before heading back down.

overall this hike was very pretty, aspens were bright and the streams/lakes were great! the trail is all rocks, most smooth and loose so sometimes footing was sketchy (esp with excited dogs pulling!) but it was fine. It's kinda steep in spots, but took my time and did fine. My dachshund however did not appreciate steep rocky parts, but he was a trooper. It was extremely windy and chilly but it is definitely worth going all the way to the lake. Beautiful! not very crowded except for a few groups of people but mostly all to myself.
The best part of this hike was the descent! Almost walked past a moose and her calf next to the trail, they were so quiet. It was amazing!

Great trail, lovely lake. If you are planning to camp, beware of the bear! Resident bear is GREAT at ripping your bear hang out of the trees. Bring a bear can for your food. The night I camped out, every site lost their food as the bear visited us one at a time. Shy enough to leave campers alone, but took out the entire branch our food was hanging off of and ate everything.

Short and sweet AMAZING hike! (This is a reverse version of Lost Lake via Hessie Trail.. lol) A lot of people, parking wars. You have a choice of taking the shuttle too but not sure exactly where the shuttle station is. No fee to get in, short but rough hike, so no flip flops, folks! You can walk around the lake, swim, or some people had a tent out. Amazing view, must go trail!! 80% shade by the way.

I really enjoyed this hike. Lots of places to explore off the trail, plenty of water sources along the way to cool yourself and your dogs off. I love a trail/hike that has water so I think thats why I dug this one so much.

The only downfall is the parking situation-- we got to the trailhead around 10am, and there was zero parking. We had to park about a mile away from the trailhead, and we weren't sure how to access the shuttle so we ended up walking to the trailhead. I recommend googling the free shuttle and figuring that out beforehand :)

We took this trail on a Saturday. The parking near the trailhead was already full by 9:30, so we took the free shuttle from Nederland. We followed the creek up to the top of the waterfalls. It was beautiful! A thunder storm blew in and it poured for about 15 minutes. Then the weather cleared, and we continued hiking. The trail was not difficult, the water features were fabulous, and there was plenty of shade. Take lots of water, light rain gear if storms are likely, and a snack.

Beautiful hike, good shade, great views. The trail has a good amount of loose rock so be careful. Got to the parking around 830 and was pretty full so Id recommend getting there early.

This is my favorite trail so far. Love the wooded areas and multiple waterfalls!

Relatively short hike that is only a bit strenuous due to all of the loose rock on the trail. The lake has designated campsites surrounding it and plenty of places to sit and have lunch. Lots of bear warnings at the trailhead and limited roadside parking—follow the parking signs or take the shuttle from Ned.

Love this trail! It’s an easy hike with lots of instant gratification via waterfalls, rushing waters, and a nice lake at the end. Did this on 5/18/18. Some snow and a little drizzle but so worth it.

My husband and I took our pup up to Lost Lake Jan 13th. We used our Yack-Tracks which worked perfectly. People were also hiking the trail in plain hiking boots and some had snowshoes. A fairly easy winter hike with very rewarding views at the lake.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Had some great aspens starting to turn yellow, will be really pretty by October.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Enjoyed the waterfalls, wild flowers. Saw moose on the road leading to trailhead.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

This trail had everything: waterfall, mountain forest, and the beautiful, serene lake at the end (we did lost lake). The only downside was a lot of the trail was super rocky, like gravelly almost. The loop around the lake is beautiful, with lots of little places to go down closer to the water. I would definitely do it again.

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Gorgeous trail with the reward of a bull moose at lost lake. Some wet areas, but nothing too terrible.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I felt like I went through every season on this trail! Dirt, rocks, mud, streams, slush and then snow for the last half mile. Absolutely loved the hike, would recommend to anyone! Gorgeous waterfall and lake.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

We took advantage of the May 2017 snowfall on the wonderful trail! Made it to Lost lake on snowshoes! Can't wait to come back in the summertime ! It's a perfect day hike!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Went a little early for the season so there was fresh snow. Hard to keep track of the trail without the app. Beautiful lake at the top that was well worth the confusion! Not to hard of an incline.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Beautiful views, great secluded hike. Did it in late March. Lots of hard packed snow on the ground, well marked trail, easy to hike in the winter. Overall great hike

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Not as much snow as a few weeks ago, very windy on the lake, nice climb up to Lost lake!

Not enough snow to snowshoe but beautiful hike. Definitely recommend getting spikes for your shoes as parts as icy

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Unfortunately I didn't have snowshoes but I can see this being a really fun trail to ease into snowshoeing. I made it through with hiking boots but snowshoes would've helped.

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