Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Beautiful trail! Definitely something you could do all day if you wanted to take your time! It follows the Creek all the way up and the trail is really well taken care of! While it is steep at times, the trail is easy enough to walk on. Do not be discouraged by the moderate rating! What the app does not tell you is that you can begin this trail in Copperhead. If you start here, you run into lakes along the trail as well! From Copperhead to Frisco on the trail is around 15(ish?!) miles, and if I could do it all over I would start in Copperhead! However, the hike was beautiful and very fun! Would do again and recommend highly!

This hike had an amazing view of the lake. It was absolutely gorgeous! The hiking trail was very easy and flat for most of the time. However, it was really hard to find the trail. It was not marked and it was easy to get lost. We had to go through several roads and unmarked paths to find the trail. Even when we finished, it was difficult to get back to where we parked. We went through a biking trail and it took us a long time to get back. Overall, if you want to do this hike, use the map as your guide. This trail is very hard to navigate in the beginning and in the end. But when you’re going around the perimeter, the view is definitely worth it!

I’m not an experienced hiker so not sure how to rate... but very enjoyable... 2 hours ( for me) up to Gore Ridge Trail... then turned around ... I went slowly with plenty of rest stops .... beautiful views along the way... and wonderful smell of the lodge pole pines ... 1 hour 15 minutes down ... although parking lot at trailhead was just about full I really didn’t encounter many people ... the people I did see along the way just gave a friendly “Hi” and carried on ... I post a pic I took at the bottom... pretty much says it all ... steep initially but levels out ... don’t get discouraged! Some areas require navigating over tree roots and rocks but nothing too daunting .... after you get to the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area the trail becomes more interesting... passes in and out of meadows and trees ... very nice!

Begins with incline and becomes more gradual. Along creek for most of hike.

This trail doe not have a trail head marker or any signage. It is part of the Frisco bike path ( which is awesome in itself.). I highly recommend this for bikers. If you are expecting a nature rich hike, skip this and choose one of the neighboring trails.

Loved stopping along the trail to take breaks and enjoy skipping rocks in the stream. Wouldn’t say it’s a super hard trail, but coming back down definitely did a number on our feet because of all the rocks. Bring plenty of sunscreen though because I felt like only about 25-35% of it was shaded. Beautiful meadows and wildflowers, beautiful streams and water spots. Lots of birds to see. Also saw a moose about a minute into the hike. The trail ends when it intersects with another trail. Nothing too special at the end, but still a lot of great views throughout the hike.

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.

Nice hike, great workout, and not too much foot traffic! I stopped a few times along the way to enjoy the water. The trail is very dog friendly and the views of the mountains are gorgeous! Flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies are everywhere...so are amazing views!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great Lake loop!

This is a fun way to get to Rainbow Lake while making an actual hike out of it instead of just a short stroll.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a very nice trail with beautiful views at the top of Ptarmigan Hill. The downside was there was a group of 4 wheelers also using the trail. They stop at a corral area, before the final steep ascent to the top. I didn’t bring water for my dog and she needed the last mile up.

Beautiful day for a great family hike! Trail was in very good condition for early season. We would highly recommend it and the climb on up to Ptarmigan Hill which provided some additional views of this scenic area.

hiking
1 month ago

For such an easily accessible trail, it's not crowded.

This is a leisurely walk for the first couple of miles. Most of the modest gain in elevation occurs after the second mile.The snow is gone from the trail, and a path is open to reach the top of Ptarmigan - over 12,100 feet. But the final ascent to the top is steep.

The stream at the beginning is low, and we crossed without incident.

Pretty streams, a pond dammed up by beavers, and mountain vistas await. There are wildflowers on the path, especially near the top. But if you are particularly interested in reveling in a blanket of colors, there are other hikes that offer a greater abundance of wildflowers.

Nice senic trail with lots of creekside and waterfall views. Definitely recommend.

road biking
1 month ago

It’s a scenic biking to Frisco! It’s highly recommended!

Steep up climb at the beginning and then levels out. Pretty Valley. Started with my 4 yo, only got out a little and came back later and completed it with out him

This is one of my favorite trails. We did half of the trail today with my family (2 tweens, 2 mid age, and 2 retirees). We saw the beautiful falls, creek, forest, and meadows. I did this two years ago with friends and made it to the further falls. That trip was about 8 miles out and back and took about 4-5 hours. Today we did 4 miles oab. All of us had an enjoyable time.

Pretty trail. Nice for families with younger children!

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.

Light traffic on a weekday.

awesome views

Wonderful trail with gradual elevation. Hiked to the relaxing sounds of a river, and various birds. There were several feet of snow at the final climb of the trail. Need long pants and solid boots for this. I went around much of it. There was also some significantly muddy areas that require good boots. Wonderful view of the mountains at the end of the trail.
Follow the written instructions to find the trail at this time, the trail mapped out has you crossing a river in the beginning and end that is quite deep at this time. So follow the bike path and hike under the highway as instructed.

If you feel up to it, you can go to the to of any of the peaks at the end of the marked trail. The view is worth it!!

Follows river of snow melt with meadows and views

2 months 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.

Do the loop and start to the right when driving into the parking lot. A lovely trail, but have to watch the occasional forks that are unmarked.

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.

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.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Mild trail, but so pretty with snow! Frisco always seems a bit windy so outside the protection of trees there were some big gusts of wind, but totally worth it. Well snow packed for snowshoeing. Our dogs had a great time! Met lots of friendly people on the trail also.

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