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Nice easy hike. It's definitely easy and not moderate, there's barely any incline. Too much noise from town in the first part and the lake is not very scenic. There are additional trails that can extend this one and that makes it worthwhile.

Great trail once on it. Right along the waters edge. The only reason why it is not five stars in my book is due to two reasons; mountain bikers going to fast and not courteous and the camp grounds where dogs were loose. The rest of the experience was great. I would also not classify this as moderate, rather it should be classified as easy.

2 days ago

Beautiful views of the lake which the path goes around and I would definitely do it again. But it was not a great hike for our 3.5-year-old. The trail was poorly marked at times (it doesn’t seem well-maintained) and there were some very steep parts (maybe because we were off trail...?) and we had to cross the river on a few logs! (Why isn’t there a little bridge?) Thankfully no one fell in. We enjoyed the adventure though!! We saw lots of pretty wildflowers, a snake, some ducks. Not many hikers. We saw quite a few fishermen and we even saw a random water fountain in the middle of the forest. I took lots of beautiful photos because the lights and reflections on the lake were breathtaking! Will do this again when the kids are a bit older.

A beautiful easy hike around a pretty lake. The path meanders around the woods and the shore of the lake, and is a lot of fun to complete. The trail doesn't take long, and is definitely worth the stop.

4 days ago

Nice views but trail was not maintained very well and was hard to follow main path sometimes.

Light traffic on a weekday.

awesome views

Follows river of snow melt with meadows and views

steep trail with lots of loose rock, but very worth it. beautiful destination!

8 days ago

Hiked this trail on 6/9. Still a bit of snow between 11,000’ and timberline on the Breckenridge side but passable. Good workout and great scenery.

9 days ago

We loved this hike! Pros: 1 mile in and 1 mile out. Ends at a beautiful lake. Lots of bridges and bodies of water. Great hike for our 3.5-year-old. We saw some butterflies. A few bikers, but mainly hikers. Cons: at times very crowded, but for most of the hike we were alone. This hike will be saved in our favorites for sure!

Great views. Our group of ten made it to the top in 90 minutes and we had a 9 and 10 year old. Don’t let the hard rating intimidate you, take breaks bring water and you will be fine.

this was an amazing view from the top

on Mount Royal Trail

11 days ago

I accidentally deleted this review so reposting. We climbed Royal 11-16-16 and were pleasantly surprised. You start out with a nice climb right up the mountain. Prepare yourself. Nice views from the top both to the west and over lake Dillon. My GPS logged 4.18 miles.

conditions are good, very steep in some sections but trail is full of spots to stop, rest, enjoy the scenery. Once at the top there is a lot of space to explore and the views are incredible.

trail running
18 days ago

Quick and steep. Hot and dry. No snow. Made it up and down in an hour yesterday for a good lunch break workout to tire the dog out.

Awesome hike that takes about 1-2 hours, stunning views the whole time. No snow right now at all, enjoy :)

Hard is nearly an understatement if you are new to hiking. Save this hike until you are experienced enough.
The view was well worth it however, I wish I would have built up to this.
Would highly suggest good terrain shoes.

Hard is an accurate description of this hike, but the family thought it was well worth the struggle. Definitely not for beginners.

A short trail with some good views!

Attempted, but got blocked by Snow about 3/4 of a mile up. Saving for later in the season. Cool abandoned cabins along the stretch.

25 days ago

Short but steep. Views at the top are worth it. No snow on the trail.

Went in 3.3 mi on May 17 -- conditions good with some snow patches and postholing but easy enough. The creek crossing at ~2.7 mi in was challenging though.

Great place to hike without having to make a valiant climb to reach a summit. Undulates for most of the way, with occasional rough footing but nothing that a novice hiker would be unable to accomplish. The view was great despite the moderate elevation and hiking next to the creek gives a good “naturalistic” feel. Great Frisco hike, conveniently located.

trail running
1 month ago

I like to trail run this route. I ran this trail Thursday 5/10. No snow on trail! Some mud/water.

1 month ago

There was a decent amount of snow when we were climbing, but nothing unmanageable thought we didn't get all the way to the top. A bit slippery at times and steep throughout - we just had running shoes so might have been easier with snowshoes or crampons but still doable.

Very pretty with views of the town and nearby mountain ranges. Took us about an hour and a half to the ghost town area and rainbow lake turn off and back down, though much faster on the way back.

Went up 5/5/18, arrived around 1pm, the trail mostly dry with the occasional patches of snow at first. About 2 miles up you’ll see significantly more snow and might want to consider poles for stability, however we made it up just fine no yak traks or poles. Eventually the snow fall is too much and you’ll loose the trail, you can’t continue up to Gore Range. Easy to moderate hike, only two hours at most if you take your time and maybe detour a bit. Trail follows the river majority of the time, plenty of places to pull off and enjoy the views. Moderately trafficked, we only saw a hand full of people on the trail however the parking lot is small so it fills up fast. Great for all skill ranges and ages.

Snow is deep about 2 miles up. Already some dry sun drenched campsites around 1.5 miles.

Challenging and gorgeous views!

Steep but so much fun and the views are totally worth it

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