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

7 months ago

Great hike. We did the hike after the first snow of the season and the trail was extremely muddy. Beautiful views of Vail Valley. You do get some road noise from I-70. Good first hike after arriving in Vail from east coast.

Easy and beautiful! Perfect for picnics too!

7 months ago

Great trail today. Hike to the 3.3 mile elevation. Beautiful aspen forest. Should be good for a couple more days

hiking
7 months ago

Somewhat scenic. Mainly pines with some aspens. Good views back to Vail ski area. Long, easy hike to lake. Agree to probably choose other lake hikes due to length and disappointing scenery with many cleared areas along the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a long hike. Not marked at all. Not difficult. Views are decent getting there but honestly I would maybe look into other lakes. It was quite a long hike for what we
Felt we got at the end

8 months ago

It's a really easy hike with a clear path and hardly any elevation gain. Some of the views are nice and the hike itself isn't that interesting. I think it would be more fun to Mtn. Bike or run it! Still a great way to get outside!

hiking
8 months ago

Saw a lot of wildlife! Beautiful hike in the fall when everything is yellow!

I live at base of this, my main squeeze trail. Great Aspens for change of season colors. And a good workout 6 mile loop.

Nice and easy climb with wonderful views overlooking vail. It is a little bit noisy with I70 in the background. This would be a perfect starter trail if you wanted something close to the heart of vail.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike. All uphill. Our kids are 4 and under. Little difficult for them.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing hike, slight incline for the first 2.3 miles. Watch for falling trees!

9 months ago

Nice views of Vail. Well maintained trail that dips into Aspens, to sage brush, to Aspens.

mountain biking
9 months ago

I rode this trail after hearing some of my mountain biker friends talk about how much they enjoyed the views. I headed out to ride and snap some photos. This trail truly does not disappoint. It is an out and back so that means in order to be good for mountain biking you'll need to first ride uphill. The uphill can be rough at times but the views, wildlife, and ride down are all worth it! This is a fantastic way to see Vail's back bowls in the summer.

hiking
10 months ago

Enjoyable trail. Dusty this time of year and lots of sun exposure. Lake at the end is well worth the walk. Steady climb with a few steep sections.

hiking
10 months ago

A beautiful fairly easy hike, but it's becoming increasingly trafficked. Tricky to find parking and it's rather crowded once you make it up to the lake.

We hiked the Lost Lake trail on July 5, 2017. Two kids and a dog.... Great family day hike. Interesting terrain and not too difficult. Most of the uphill is on the way in (good for kids)!

walking
10 months ago

Great trail , we lost a black reusable bag with kids clothes and a camera lens. 941 587 3482 if you find it

walking
10 months ago

Great trail , we lost a black reusable bag with kids clothes and a camera lens. 941 587 3482 if you find it

mountain biking
10 months ago

I rode this on mountain bike as part of a ride from beaver creek to vail. The portion close to vail is beautiful and the whole things is alongside a river. The portions further out are within site and sound of the freeway which detracts from it

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked on July 1. Took about 3 hours round trip with plenty of relaxation at the lake. Easy hike with only a few steep up and downs. Not for the last 6 miles of the drive up, you are on a bumpy dirt road. I have a small car that made it but I was a little worried at some points

11 months ago

Nice trail with options and diverse setting, wasn't too busy when I went.

11 months ago

Great hike, amazing views.

off road driving
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fun ending. Just bumpy otherwise.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beautiful easy going walk

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

Gorgeous with fresh snow

Friday, October 21, 2016

Some decent views, but it's nothing more than a service dirt road not much of a trail. Many people just take their dogs up for an evening stroll. Easy to bike or even push a jogger up. Much better trails in the surrounding area to hike than Davos.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fun and easily accessible hike. I'd have given it 4 stars, but the flies were out in full force and were biting like crazy. I could stop more than a minute or two before getting swarmed, so it wasn't really enjoyable to stop and take in the views. (hiked 7/25/16)

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

July 17. Started at the Sandstone trailhead. We didn't make it all the way. Lots of switchbacks. Narrow trail. Constant incline but doable for an average person from Michigan. Nice views. My son I used it for XC conditioning.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Too many bike riders when you have a dog. Concrete walking path.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Easy hike. Too much highway noise.

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