Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Grand Lake with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

nature trips
22 hours ago

Very easy trail with great educational interpretive signs posted throughout. Great for all ages.

on Adams Falls Trail

2 days ago

Nice little hike to stretch your legs, after riding in the car FOREVER, before getting to your real hiking destination inside Rocky. Love visiting this little spot. Gets pretty toasty in the summer time. Watch your footing on the slippery rocks near the falls and the loose gravel along the way.

We hiked this trail on Sunday with our 12 year old son and 3 month old puppy. It’s really beautiful! It’s short but has several steeper sections. We felt it was pretty easy, but we ran into a number of people who were very winded - might be more of an intermediate trail in spite of the short distance, at least for people not used to hiking in the mountains. Be sure to bring water - we were surprised how many people didn’t have it.

Quick family hike.

Great for families. Did it with an age range from 5-60. Just bring lots of water. It does get a little long so we stopped a few times.

The trees that were across the trail have been cut away. The trail is clear and easy to walk. Beautiful lake!

6 days ago

Ok, I feel like I need to "normalize" all the reviews here for this particular trail. It was a great trail and spectacular views, but even if you are in good shape this may be a workout and a half for you. Granted, we are from NY and not used to exercising at 10,000ft... you will notice the slight reduction in oxygen going up this hill. It took us a good 5 hours out and back with several stops to look at the views and a 30 min stop at the top for lunch. We met several other hikers that were having a tough time and one group quit just 30 min from the top. If you are not used to Colorado hiking, bring 2x the water you think you will need and snacks to get you through. Don't get me wrong, it was a great hike but the reviews here make it sound a lot easier than it is :)

8 days ago

Many small falls. A easy hike.

Anywhere in Rocky is a great place. Easy walk...Some giant elk, moose ran through just as we were leaving...huge..

nature trips
9 days ago

Great short hike for kids

10 days ago

It was quite hilly but the hike was nice and short and the views and waterfall was rewarding.

Great short hike with kids. We did the “walk back through time” program that was offered by the Visitor center and it was incredible. It was a 2 hour program that you have to sign up for in advance. It rained on us the whole time but it was still an amazing experience for the kids

The trail is quite wide and flat; very driveway-like. The trailhead is easy to access, and the pleasant walk through the meadow to get to the site was lovely. We saw an entire heard of elk huddled together to try to shelter from the rain.

12 days ago

The trail is a great family friendly trail that can be handled by most people. It is uphill on the way out but plenty of great spots to stop and catch your breath. As many other reviewers have mentioned this is perfect for spotting moose. We saw a cow and her calf only about a half mile into the trail. Our kids especially enjoyed it when the pair followed us up the trail for a while. Great hike with beautiful forest scenery at the beginning and the meadow at the end it perfect for lunch or snack before heading back.

14 days ago

Our family of 15 includes 8 kids under 10. We loved this easy hike that included a nice waterfall 0.3 Miles in and a stream they waded in for 1/2 hour. We could’ve gone further but enjoyed the first stretch. It was perfect for our family.

14 days ago

Easy hike, go early and have trail to yourself and get to meadows beyond the Falls to see the wildlife.

16 days ago

Love this trail. Not too crowded. Saw only 1 other big group after us. Not too buggy by the lake. Very steady incline to the top which is very doable. No scrambling and no treacherous segments. Only a few fallen trees but easy to walk over. Nice view from the top even though the fire outlook is out of bounce. Saw the same deer twice which was really cute. Saw multiple ospreys and one nesting on top of a tree by the lake, which was amazing.

The Falls were beautiful, easy hike up to the Falls. We then continued on for another mile or so, the meadows and river were really nice, with mountain views. We saw moose as well, so be on the lookout for them.

17 days ago

We picked this for our first RMNP hike as a way to get acclimatized to the 8500 ft elevation. It served its purpose. Relatively flat. Very popular hike. We saw a small crowd gathered watching 2 moose. There may be more wildlife if there were not as many people on the trail. The waterfall was nice. Refreshing to finally sit in the shade for lunch by the waterfall. Otherwise the path does not have much shade. Remember sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

20 days ago

We did this as the last hike of the day after we drove trail ridge road from Estes Park to grand lake. Actually not on trail ridge road but not too far off (15 min). It was a beautiful waterfall and was an excellent cap to great day seeing the Rockies. Definitely the highlight of the day. Easy trail with plenty of parking on Sunday night July 8th at 5pm. Definitely a rocky trail so boots or at least shoes would keep you comfortable hiking this one.

Stopped at this one while cruising trail ridge road. Nice little trail that was easy with a cool little old town to check out. Bridge over Colorado river was beautiful. Took us a half hour.

24 days ago

Little work, big payoff.

You are able to get to the falls within about 20 minutes. It’s a busy trail, but if you continue past the falls, there is gorgeous landscape and becomes less busy.

26 days ago

Great hike with kids. Within a mile you can see the falls and the beautiful meadow, where we saw a moose with her calf.

Easy hike with young kids. The falls are beautiful!

This was a great hike. Lots of ups but downs too. The falls are beautiful! Plenty of places to stop and rest or have a snack/water break. We saw moose, deer and marmots. Our kids ranged from 7-15 and were all able to do this hike at varying paces. Made for a fun day!

A great easy, flat walk to do with young kids. The homestead is a fascinating look at the hard life of early settlers. The volunteers could not have been any nicer or more helpful. They were super knowledgeable and friendly. Our kids (ages 5-12) leaned a lot and received their Junior Ranger badges and had a ball! Bonus-We saw a mama moose and calf very close to the cabins. Please note that the homestead cabins close at 4:30 so even though you can walk the gravel trail there won’t be anything to see if you go after that time.

27 days ago

Beautiful falls. Relatively flat. Great family hike.

Awesome trail! Flat and relaxed hike that rewards you with an impressive waterfall. Saw 2 groups of moose and some elk

28 days ago

Great hike, lots of fun

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