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This is a great hike if you’re wanting to go a good distance without too much uphill hiking. You’re in the sun 65% of the time so I wouldn’t do it on a hot day. Right now the trail is dry and the wildflowers are abundant! I recommend starting at cub Lake trailhead and heading up to cub lake then A few more minutes up and then you start going downhill. Next is the Pool and then a stroll down through the Aspen next to the river to the car, 6.7 miles. You have to start fairly early or you won’t get a parking spot. The sun will be at your back all the way up and as you’re coming down that’s when you get the most shade. This is one of my favorite hikes in the fall when the Aspen are changing colors!

hiking
10 minutes ago

Pretty good trail with nice views at the top! There a chipmunks everywhere. A couple false peaks, pretty moderate-easy hike overall with sand/dirt trail most of the way.

hiking
10 minutes ago

Pretty walk - wouldn't say it's moderate, more so easy, but picturesque and not too crowded even on Sunday morning. There were lots of songbirds out this morning and we also saw four elk and two mule deer.

hiking
11 minutes ago

Nice hike but not well sign posted. There are several forks in the trail that have no signage. Take a map or use All Trails digital map to guide. Cell signal was strong with Verizon.

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no shade
13 minutes ago

Magnifique randonnée! Un de mes endroits préféré pour picniquer au bord de l’eau. Les paysages sont magnifiques. Grand montée sans ombre au début mais le lac le mérite!

Great shorter hike. Got there around 8 AM on a Friday and it wasn’t too crowded, but filled up by the time we were done with the hike. The trail had a section that allowed for 1 way traffic, helping with social distancing. Nice views.

hiking
29 minutes ago

Gorgeous trail and so accessible. A few steps spots that I noticed more on the way down than on the way up. Got to the trail around 6:30 am and there were about six other cars there. Parking lot completely full when we got back at 8:30 and people were circling for spots. Good mix of sunny and shady spots. So green! It’s rated as moderate - I’d say it’s on the easier side of moderate.

Awesome route!! Ended up having a few thunderstorms but there were plenty of places to pull off and wait it out. Would highly recommend taking this trail!

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bridge out
muddy
snow
49 minutes ago

Open as of May 29. Loved the trail, but there were a couple unforeseen obstacles. New bridge going in over the creek meant some log balancing. Small amount of snow at top of loop on Onahu side (not Green Mountain). Lots of moose and wildlife near Big Meadow, had to wait on the trail for them to pass. Awesome views, great variety of terrain!

hiking
53 minutes ago

The map for this is incorrect and the trailhead is actually located near the YMCA reservoir. The map provided by All Trails will lead you to a snowshoe trail. This is within the YMCA and the hike “Snow Mountain Trail” is not located here. You will need to have a pass or be staying at the YMCA. There are lots of fallen trees over the trail. This though was a great trail with some wildlife. The view was incredible and for any birders you can expect Dusky Grouse, Canada Jays, and more.

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no shade
1 hour ago

Lots of mountain bikers but all polite! Good shade for dogs

5 stars because of the view...trail in general I would say 3. TRAILHEAD (hoping this helps as it took me 40 minutes to find it! Hoping the gentleman I ran into on Wed 05/27 reads this & can find the trail! :)) Park where the GPS takes you from the All Trails App. It is a small dirt lot with water in front. The street you need to walk up is directly behind you - Hondo Avenue. It is a one mile walk up this dirt road. You will see a gate & a stop sign, this is where you head in. On your left will be a building & then as you walk up you will see a waterfall begin. This trail is the blue trail. Nothing beats the reservoir view, but the hike itself is a little weird. You walk from the parking lot up a dirt road, and up another road at the end to get to the reservoir. The first mile of the hike I thought was really difficult & I hike a lot (just constant uphill & steep) after this it is mild. The town was SO friendly!

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icy
rocky
snow
1 hour ago

short one great view

nice hike straight up most of the way and nice views of sopris and basalt mountain. round trip maybe 2 hours

Trail was covered in snow about 2.5 miles in on 5/30. Didn't want to posthole the last couple miles so I turned around and did lily pad lake

Great for kids, not too bad even with little ones (think 3+ year old)

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rocky
2 hours ago

Great trail. Difficult for 3/4 the way up then it gets better after you get past the cables that are down. Windy but nice because it was hot. Hardly any tree coverage so wear sunscreen and bring a hat and sunglasses and maybe two liters of water if you drink a lot and depending if it’s super hot. Great view at the top. I’d consider it more of a class 2 than a class 3 scramble. Good hiking shoes and trekking poles are very helpful.

As others have suggested, the counter-clockwise direction is preferable. It’s a steeper climb, but if the weather is hot, you get it out of the way early. Definitely start early in the morning if possible. The burn area is extensive, but unique in its own way. Great views at the top make it worthwhile. Take plenty of water!

hiking
2 hours ago

Easy with great views

hiking
2 hours ago

Great trail - I arrived around 6 am and was maybe the second person there. I would recommend going early because there’s less people and the mid way point has no shade for about 2 miles. Lots of butterflies!

hiking
2 hours ago

I saw horses, birds, critters, and loved it. This trail was light, breezy, and a great loop. Wore sneakers and y’all socks, can be muddy patches if it was raining. Not a lot of shade, would wear a hat.

Great trail, bring water and a hat for sure. Suggest wearing long socks too, sneakers worked well for this trail.

Great hike! Come early.

Very crowded, lots of kids and dogs on trail. Plan to get out early

Great trail on the outskirts of RMNP that provides incredible views of Long’s from the top. Still a bit of snow to navigate through right before the treeline but nothing that requires traction. Took about 90 minutes to get to the top, where we stayed and soaked in the sun and views for a while. Trail was pretty busy but everyone was giving plenty of space and practicing social distancing.

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