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

hiking
7 hours ago

Definitely recommend snow shoes. Just hit this trail yesterday and in some parts, the snow was up to our knees. Great starter trail for a hiking newbie like myself. Not terribly scenic, but still beautiful this time of year with all the snow.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

Really pretty trail with fresh powder in late April, but like much of experimental forest maps are not updated. Did what others have done and missed loop, just climbed up a steep road for 3.5 on skis, then came down.

hiking
1 month ago

3-29-2018
It was very snowy and this was not an easy trail given the conditions! However, we had so much fun and there were amazing views! Towards the top it would have been beneficial to have snowshoes, but we managed! It took us about 4 hours.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great to snowshoe in fresh powder. Limited views - not sure I would like it without snow covered trees

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail with a few steep inclines. The deep snow made our family hike a little challenging with a dog and an 8 year old, but the views were 100% worth it. Took the bike paths back down due to snow levels. Would definitely to it again!

Awesome day! Didn’t make it to heart lake because deep, soft snow led to postholing. Perhaps if we got an earlier start the snow would’ve been a bit better.. Decided to call it a day and turn around. Packed snow for the majority of the trail - micro spikes came in handy! All around great hike - will be back.

hiking
2 months ago

3-2-2018
Snow is hard packed and the trail is doable with good boots, but microspikes would be helpful further in. The hard packed snow starts to get more narrow the higher up on the trail you go. Good hike for winter and only saw a handful of other people on a Friday morning. Just watch out for cross country skiers and moose.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great groomed trails. Beautiful woods and clearings. Got in our steps even though we’re no longer in tip top shape!

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect trail in the snow--everything was nicely packed and the weather was beautiful! Lots of different options for trails.

Plenty of smaller trails well labeled to explore! Went hiking since there was low snow in mid December and the paths were well traveled. Perfect for cross country skiing. Easy inclines, beautiful views, and you can go as far as you'd like!

5 months ago

It was spring at the start and snow pack at top. But I loved it

This is a beautiful hike! it was my first time backpacking with my husband, and we brought our dog. the scenery is beautiful and the hike is not too strenuous if you are in decent shape. I have chronic pain and back problems, so I wasn't sure how well I would do. but we kept pace with other active hikers just fine. The last mile is the most exhausting, as it is steeper than the rest, so pace yourself.
my only complaint is that many people had their dogs off leash. Some of them were behaved, but most of these off-leash dogs were getting up in my face or aggressive with my dog. I know your pup loves to run around, mine does too, but please keep your dogs leashed!

Overall, an excellent hike and several good camping spots.

Completed on 10.22.17 so it was a snow hike. Didn’t use crampons, micro spikes, or snowshoes though. Snow was packed down. Very little ice and easy to avoid. View at the top is insane. Make you pass the first lake and climb up to that baby ridge so you make it to heart lake. Heart lake isn’t as pretty but that view looking down on Rogers lake is spectacular. Loved it!! Looks like it has lots of aspens so a good fall hike. And plenty of meadows for wildflowers :)

super cute trail and many different ways you can venture off!

A great trail to take your pup on. So much fun after a snow day.

backpacking
8 months ago

I loved this hike and not too difficult, it was perfect an overnight, but would be nice for a day-hike too. The payoff of Heart lake is amazing. I suggest to carry on the trail up towards the pass to get some incredible views above treeline. Every trail from the Mofat Tunnel trailhead is worth it.

Great hike and views. Arrive early to get the best spots around one of the two lakes. Hammocks are quite popular and worth bringing along.

This is a lovely little moderate hike in the woods. We clocked it at about 7.6 miles all in starting from the lower parking lot (you can skip this and drive up the forest road to the actual trailhead). Gradually uphill the whole time but nothing too strenuous. A few scenic meadows and views of the CD were the nicest parts. The tail end is in dense muddy forest and the trail is a mess. Small lovely waterfall at the end of the trail. Not very crowded saw maybe 10 people the whole time on a Friday afternoon. Close to town which is great! Road noise dissipates very quickly and you are surrounded by woods.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail to start your hiking adventure. My wife and I did and went another 1/4 mile passed the big fall, recording 10,890 elevation at our turning around point. Great to adventure.

We camped at the first little lake just off Rogers Pass Trail below Heart Lake. It was immensely beautiful, but the entire campsite was littered with broken glass. I picked up a heaping handful of shards, and also cleaned up a pile that someone else had made at the base of a tree. There was still so much more that we weren't able to gather. :( No way can anyone chill at this campsite barefoot, despite the otherwise soft and inviting dirt. Newsflash: good beer comes in cans now.

Beautiful trail, rocky with lots of roots. Mostly shady until you reach the lakes. 8.8 miles from the car. Stunning views at the top. Still lots of flowers and waterfalls.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views of Winter Park and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Hike was easy for the kids and there were several different trails that all connected if you wanted to continue longer.

Nice slow ascent, 1200 ft over 3.5 miles or so. Upper half is shady and green with lots Blueberry bushes and mushrooms along the trail. Follows Jim Creek.

Great hike! Highly recommend!

hiking
9 months ago

Wow. Nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find the TRUE path without GPS. So many bunny trails, no trail head signs or markers. Thankful that our phone GSP worked, but it was definitely a bummer to hold it out as a map the ENTIRE time, still to get lost endlessly. Would NOT recommend unless snowshoeing or maintenance is done.

Beautiful hike with great views! We came at night to camp off the trail then stayed at Heart Lake the second night. Not to many people there thank goodness! Be sure to set up camp behind trees so the wind doesn't get you!

Really beautiful mixed terrain trail. The wild flowers were amazing. Great views.

Fun hike, made it out right as torrential rain came in

Great trail with the family. Just did a few miles and ventured off on one of the smaller trails. Beautiful wildflowers and sounds of the creek below.

on Yankee Doodle Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Nice enough for a vacation outing. A lot of mountain bikes on the trail. We met a couple of other trails and followed them for a while.

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