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hiking
2 days ago

Nice views - especially at the beginning.

hiking
2 days ago

Snowshoed this in late January. Great trail for snowshoes and dog walking.

hiking
8 days ago

Enjoyed a great hike with our dog today! Started the trail about 9:45am and didn’t see many others on our way up. It was super windy on the saddle so we didn’t commit to seeing the trail’s end point on the ridge but tucked into a rock cropping to snack and admire the views. Busier on our way down at noon - didn’t get to see any animals since there were many people, including some hunters, on the trail. Highly recommend this hike - it’s relatively steep on the way up but there’s great shade as you’re going thru the forest most of the way. Views for the last section are totally worth it!

Very nice day hike with beautiful views. Since we are from the Midwest the elevation caught up to us a couple times but it was worth every second!

6.5 hours, 15 miles round trip. Came up on a moose and a bear in the first mile, and another moose on the way down about mile 10. My pace was slowed by frequently stopping to peek around corners because I'm a scaredy cat and was hiking alone. But even with that, I managed 3.5 hours up, 3 hours down. I stopped for lunch at Island lake, which was very windy but beautiful. No snow, little mud, few fell trees. I only saw 5 people the whole time, and no one up at the lake. Gorgeous right now because the leaves are changing.

Short hike but if u move quickly it is a good workout. Lake was quiet, no wildlife making an intro.

Pretty like hike up and old road off the main scenic drive. We stopped on our way to Walden. Saw a moose at the TH on the way back. Porta potty and plenty of parking

hiking
1 month ago

Tons of wildflowers in late July! We were the only people on the trail. Most of the way up, there’s a sign to the bowls and to the pass. We headed up a steep incline to the bowls. Wild!

1 month ago

Nice walk with some great places off the track along the river to enjoy. Coming back the views across the mountain range are awesome. As you descend down to the car park

amazing..loves all tge water crossing. we got rain and hail but it was shaded and cool enough, not many people. we were only ones at Island Lake. closer to 14 mi. wildflowers were kicking

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! This trail is very lush and green! A nice change up from all the dry dusty trails in NoCo. I went all the way to the meadows just before the dirt road, a little over 10 miles all together. I would suggest wearing bug spray for ticks and mosquitos, I found ticks on me a couple of different times after walking through the more dense parts of the trail. Pants might be a a good idea on this hike. Also it was a great bonus that I was the only person on the entire trail! Definitely going to do it again in the fall, lot of aspens!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing trail that runs along the Poudre most of the way. Great views at higher elevations along the trail. Watch missing 411 documentary before or after your hike depending on how freaked out you wanna be.

I did this the last week of June. The snow is all gone! I'd recommend waterproof boots as you'll have 2 river crossings as well as a couple streams. Also, every now and then you'll run into mud. The trail is mellow for awhile, then you hit the last stretch to the top and that'll be a tough ascent (going to island lake). One last thing, there is a fire ban in effect so double check if it's still in place before you go out!

The sign at the trailhead says it's a 14.2 mile trip

Great hike! Good that the most challenging part of the hike is in the first mile and a half. The rest is Colorado forest and flowers at their best. My wife and I were treated to a Moose crossing our path, late in the afternoon, on the way down. I think he was startled by us and ran across, and down the path, ahead of us by about 100 feet - pretty close. It was a large (tall) buck, probably young as he was not bulked up.

on Big South Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike along the Poudre River. Tons of places to go off and down by the water. So happy that I brought my chacos so that I could get in the river to cool off. Made it about 3 miles in and turned around.

Most of the trail is lined with wild flowers. There are a few sketchy river crossings and the trail can be swampy in sections. The views are amazing! Garmin said it was 16.25 miles round trip?

Went up Saturday morning with my sons (12 & 13) and made it to the lakes late afternoon. There was a lot of snow, water and mud on the last mile. The few groups we saw on the way up camped in the meadow before the last steep part to the lake. We decided to go for it and camp in a wide open grassy area right by the lake in spite of the wind gusts and cold. It was incredibly beautiful and peaceful. We ended up having rain all night and several thunderstorms but we were warm and dry. This is a fairly hard hike with packs but well worth it. The last 1.5 miles is stunning...breathtaking...there aren’t words.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. Fair foot traffic late on a Saturday morning/early afternoon. Wildflowers were abundant and stunning, including classic Colorado columbines. Hiked to the May Creek bridge and then back out. No snow and just a few wet/muddy patches on the trail.

on Big South Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Loved it! Stunning views and close to the river

Beautiful trail, I'd like to come back and do an overnight stay.

on Big South Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Great views of rapids along trail! Trail upkeep best I have encountered yet.

on Big South Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike! Did the almost 3 miles to the footbridge over May Creek, just beyond campsite 6, absolutely stunning the entire way. The rocky outcropping(I think between campsite 5 and 6) was a little sketchy at one point when a rock shifted under my footing, but it was fine after that little spot.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike! You hike alone the river most of the time. A lot of water on the trail and a tiny bit of snow, but definitely easy to maneuver. Right before the end of the Big South Trail a waterfall washes out the trail. It’s probably doable to cross but I was alone and figured it was safer to turn back. But seriously beautiful!

hiking
5 months ago

Good hike! We are from Missouri and visited my sister and we came up for a 2 day hike with her. It was a little cold, with 6-10 inches of snow on the ground. Luckily we got a fire started and had a good meal to keep our bellies full! Great Hike!

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Went 3/9/18, day was cool & cloudy with little wind. Trail snowpacked mostly and crusty but doable in snowshoes. Did lake loop and came back. Great scenery and enjoyable. Tom

hiking
6 months ago

Really fun, peaceful trail in the summer with gorgeous views of the river.

snowshoeing
6 months ago

Great easy/peaceful trail. We snowshoe'd about 3mi out. Although we did see some people skiing, the trail is narrow and has some rocks showing, so caution.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

No one on the trail! Deep deep snow. It was a quick hike but gorgeous. Oh and a bunch of powdery goodness.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

I got here early and was the only person on the hill all morning. Still a few feet of snow on the ground so the snowshoeing was really good.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Great snow for snow shoeing. Very visible at night by moonlight.

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