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Still quite a bit of snow after the first bridge. Micro spikes helped a lot, especially coming down. Didn't quite make it to the end, started postholing every few steps. For a majority of the hike, only way to know (hope) I was still on the trail was to follow the footprints in the snow.

4 months ago

Need snowshoes for the majority of this trail. Beautiful frozen waterfalls but can still hear the water. Very calming. Had the trail all to ourselves. Towards the top, became slightly difficult to follow.

Went up to Bear Lake with the plans to snowshoe the Bear Lake and Bierstadt Lake trails. Snow has been sparse so far this year and we were concerned that there would be minimal snow coverage and what the trail condition may be. The weather pulled through and we had a micro blizzard for our snowshoe hike. It was awesome.

Fresh snow if you're looking to head up snowshoeing soon. ENJOY!

Note: There were some ice patches on the road up through RMNP and some cars struggled.

Beautiful, peaceful, not many people today. Traction makes it better.

Amazing winter hike! Would suggest microspikes, saw tons of animal tracks - rabbits, squirrel, mountain lion, elk - and pretty much had Bierstadt lake to ourselves

Gorgeous area. Good traction strongly advised right now. The light layer of snow hides the treacherous ice on many parts of the loop.

Late Sept:
Relatively easy. Rocky in parts. Good aspen color around Bear Lake atm. Bierstadt Lake beautiful with specked snow on mountains in background with sun.

Nice trail with beautiful views! Saw a Bull-moose at the edge of Bierstadt Lake

7 months ago

Beautiful hike along gorgeous waterfalls

7 months ago

Beautiful hike along gorgeous waterfalls

10 months ago

you can read the length and the elevation gain. what that doesn't tell you is that after the first several beautiful waterfalls cascading picturesquely over boulders, you may never want to see another one!! Seriously, only drawback are the mosquitoes

10 months ago

Took the .3 mile trail to get to the fairly well marked boulder brook trail.

My wife and I are not too fit so we knew the first elevation spike was going to be a killer but made it past and things really toned down by the 3rd bridge.

Ultimately it was a good test of or abilities. One note I would make is that the mosquitos were a mess and almost completely prevented us from stopping. We were not prepared for them and were almost the hardest part of the trail.

I've written a blog post about this hike @ www.break-trail.com
If you'd like to read it, follow this link: https://goo.gl/mvWdTc

Trail is clear. Hiked 6/19/17.
From Sprague Lake, took Glacier Creek trail to Alberta Falls to North Longs Peak Trail, and then back down Boulder Brook trail to Sprague Lake. Beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and bridges. Boulder Brook trail is quite steep so coming down was a bit cumbersome, but very doable and beautiful. I basically had the entire trail to myself. The only part where there were numerous people was from Glacier Gorge trailhead to just past Alberta Falls. Once I hit the North Longs Peak Trail to Boulder Brook trail I only came across 2 people. Both of them were on the lower Boulder Brook trail.
I would call this an easy hike (unless you struggle with knee issues).

11 months ago

Needed to put in a quick elevation hike and discovered this by accident. Would agree with previous reviewer. We went up for just and hour then turned back when we hit some snow. The numerous waterfalls is what this one is all about.

Harder than I expected but exhilarating all the same. Trail is snowy in parts, not as well marked as I would have liked, but quiet and serene ...gorgeous. We went Bear to Bierstadt Lake, then to the Bierstadt shuttle lot. Difficult rock navigation on the way to the lot in two spots. Push on and you'll make it.

Very difficult hike. Views are worth it. The route i took from the lawn lake trailhead was around 18 miles round trip.

Took the Bear lake to Bierstad lake route then crossed over to the Glarier Creek trail back to the parking lot at Bear lake. Made for a nice loop and only added a couple miles.

Awesome trail that features two gorgeous lake. Snowshoed it and enjoyed the gorgeous views at both lakes and on the section in between the lakes. Highly recommend this trail or adding this to a larger hiking loop in RMNP

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Very rocky and wooded trail where you get some clearings for great views, creek crossings and very few people if you want to get away from the masses. Looked for wildlife but didn't see anything.
We took our time on the way back and relaxed a few times besides the creek and put our feet in the freezing water at one point.
Enjoyed the solitude and peacefulness of this trail.

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