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

A great trail to introduce your kids to nature hikes... oh, and the views are incredible as well!

hiking
1 day ago

Woman plumets to her death. Please be careful folks, she just tripped and lead to her demise!
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/colorado/articles/2018-08-13/woman-plummets-to-death-while-hiking-off-mount-royal-trail

do not ride this trail! Frisco to Silverthorne... with all the down timber, this is a nice ride with actual standing trees and Aspen. we had five horses and the second across the bridge fell through. bushwacked three more across... below the bridge... tough, tough crossing. we decided to go into silverthorne... two more Bridges completely rotted out.

new timber are stacked up after the bridges so completely recommended this AFTER the bridges are repaired

Nice hike! A good bit of the first part is along I-70, and the sound of traffic is annoying. Once you get beyond that, it is a nice, moderate incline to the lakes at the top. We will do this one again!

hiking
9 days ago

Just did it! The climb is pretty steep the entire way up. Trails are loose rock and dirt and will definitely get your heart thumping! Just take your time and enjoy the views. The top of the trail winds you along the edge to amazing views overlooking all of Dillon Reservoir. Truly worth the hike. On the way down, the trail will definitely take a toll on your knees. We (2-48 yr olds and 3 teens) slowly jogged down which seemed easier than walking. Nice short hike, done in under 2 hrs, but stay longer and enjoy the vista!

Lovely stroll for kids and great views. But can get crowded.

hiking
10 days ago

This trail was beautiful, well maintained and a relatively easy hike with kids. The lake at the end is a perfect spot to relax before looping back.

CHIPMUNKS AT THE LOOK OUT VIEW!! They will come up and eat right out of your hands, they are all around. Beautiful view on the trail as well, short and easy! Definitely recommend! Take some black bird seed the chipmunks love that stuff! Or any nuts!

Super steep, lots of loose rocks. This map stops short of the best views...you keep going downhill after you scope out the highway views and then scramble up a rock to get to the very top. Excellent views from there. Mix of shade and sun.

It was very crowded on a Saturday, so that is to be expected but the trail is pretty narrow. I had to keep wrangling my dog and atepping out of the way from people and other dogs. Also the chipmunks arent scared of people because they get fed so much but subsequently, they arent scared of the dog and will go right up to them and there were a couple times I was emotionally preparing myself for twenty people to watch my corgi carnage and cute little chipmunk. This didnt happen but if your dog is rodent obsessed this is not the trail for you. A dog in front of us barked non stop at them and they wouldnt flee so he just kept doing it. Also be prepared to be asked to take pictures of a lot of tourists. Great place for a hop out of the car and look at the views but I wouldnt hike again...

Absolutely stunning views!

hiking
16 days ago

The hike was lovely. Well-maintained trail. Lake at the end of the trail was gorgeous. I saw a moose up close! I went on a Tuesday evening and saw 5-6 other people. Out and back took me about 40 mins total. Worth it!

walking
17 days ago

Short little simple walk to a small pond. Very crowded, tons of dogs and kids at the top.

Great hike with beautiful views, the river, waterfalls, Aspen groves and even moose! The hike is uphill all the way with only a few areas it flattens out. Its rocky but shady with many spots to stop, take a rest and take pictures too. The lake at the top is very pretty. Make sure to keep going on the trail to the right past the lake and that's where Lily Pad Lake is located. The lakes are worth the hike! We saw 2 moose, but we also started on the trail earlier in the morning. We had to stop the first time because it was on the trail. So very cool to see them that close! Always keep your dogs on a leash.

19 days ago

Hiked the trail today with my family including two kids ages 10 and seven. The incline was harder than we expected, but we pressed on because lots of other hikers told us about the lakes at the end. Definitely harder than moderate, but we would definitely recommend it for those who want to get the full 6 to 7 miles of exercise and great sites.

20 days ago

The trail wasn’t extremely clearly marked, there were a lot of paths that allowed you to make it your own. There were a few extremely narrow spots with a 10-15 foot drop. It was gorgeous, easy. A few people out fishing. I would do this again! Did it 18 weeks pregnant with no problems.

Extremely easy and short loop, lots of cute chipmunks. Did it 18 weeks pregnant.

Excellent trail, beautiful views. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the view overlooks the highway at the summit.

Really nice hike for our first day in Frisco. Uphill at the beginning but lots of great places to stop, take in views, and catch your breath (we're flatlanders so it takes a bit to adjust to altitude). First lake is bigger and pretty but the second smaller lake has better blooms across it. Lots of wildflowers in bloom on the way too. Wasn't too busy on a weekday morning.

Awesome easy hike! My kids 2,4,6,8 loved feeding the chipmunks and requested we go back the next day. Grandparents loved the hike too! The views were amazing! Couple fun spots to stop for a picnic and my kids enjoyed the large shelter made of logs.

hiking
26 days ago

Super easy, and GORGEOUS Views. I loved it. Not very many people there, had a great time just hanging with my dog by the lake. People paddleboard this, id love to try that too.

Easy hike for a beautiful view. There’s not a lot of shade so bring a hat.

hiking
28 days ago

I would only rate this as "hard" due to the middle third of the trail, where it gets pretty damn steep. Definitely had me feeling my age! The views at the top were excellent, and the 30-40 MPH winds were a refreshing change of pace as we were sweating big time!

I would suggest you park at the end of 2nd Ave versus by the freeway. There is a shortcut leading up to the trail from that lot, so there is no need to walk along the bike path.

walking
30 days ago

A pleasant, easy hike. We went in July and there were wildflowers and beautiful groves of birches. Neither the lake nor views are spectacular compared to other vistas, but it is still lovely to access nature so quickly from downtown.

We trekked with kids. Trail isn’t stroller friendly the entire way. Had a few two person lifts up and down short rocky stretches. The lake is a great reward for kids.

The trail and lake are fairly exposed and I don’t know that I’d tackle this hike on a hot afternoon.

Very easy but great views!

Awesome little hike and very easy. Kiddos loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this today, 7/16/18. We are still acclimating to the altitude, but we stopped numerous times on the way up and it wasn't too bad. Lots of shade along this trail for most of the way. Wildflowers are in full bloom right now. Pack plenty of water!

I weigh 275lbs. I'm hovering around 40% body fat. I have had a stressful year and haven't worked out seriously for at least that long. I started walking/jogging again three weeks ago. I saw "Hard" - and even the reviews talking about how killer this path is - but I also saw it's less than two miles one way and maybe 1.5 after you get off the pavement. I said to myself:. "I used to ruck ten times that with an 80 pound pack in my Army days!"

I made it to the summit. I drug my fat body three steps at a time in some areas. I bet it was worth it, and I would have loved it had I not been sucking what tiny amount of oxygen was left at 10,000 feet. Apparently the ten year old kids whizzing by me didn't need it.

If you are a beginner or out of shape, you better have lots of time or lots of determination.

Great hike. 4/5. Would suffer again.

Very rocky and very exposed because of the logging. Went on an overcast Sunday so it wasn’t crowded, and it wasn’t too sunny. Definitely wouldn’t do this hike on a sunny day. Lots of cool rocks to look at throughout the trail. Nothing too special though. One nice view.

Seeing the beavers was awesome. Easy trail.

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