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We had a lot of fun on this hike. The creek had water in it up to ankle deep in places and was pretty wide. Most folks took off their shoes, but we covered outs with kitchen trash can liners which we removed once we crossed (see pic). The trail is not marked but just follow the steps of others and take your time. The views from the top are beautiful.

no shade
15 hours ago

So idk who decides these ratings on All Trails but this trail is definitely not easy. I would label it as moderate although the trailhead says difficult. Definitely have to watch where you're stepping as the trail is rocky. I wasn't expecting this but you can see and hear the road the whole way. No matter this is easily one of my favorites!!! views are gorgeous, parking lot is easy. lots of mountain bikers but they were all friendly.

beautiful every inch of the way

this was a really fun trail, unlimited beatififul views, started loop near visitors center, the start had a decent vertical gain, most of the trail was pretty easy, a little confusing near Pinecrest area. we logged 8 miles on this trail

18 hours ago

Much thanks to the reviews left over the weekend 5/11-5/12 - hiked to Sky Pond 5/14 - bought spikes and trekking poles and only used spikes. As everyone else is saying the earlier the better with snow, becomes slushy and you begin to sink with your steps later in day. Extremely rewarding to go up to Lake of Glass and continuing to Sky Pond. Currently Timberline Falls is covered in snow so you are climbing on snow with no rocks. Was on all 4 and took careful time up solo to ensure I didn’t fall or lose footing.

Beautiful trekking, different routes options.

Very easy going trail bit crowded, dogs are allowed.

19 hours ago


My wife and I loved this trail ❤️ and the views we're spectacular of the far off snow covered mountain tops.

20 hours ago

Amazing hike with my husband! A lot of uphill but worth it at the top!

Tough but rewarding and beautiful.

Short walk. amazing views!!

no shade
21 hours ago

As the other reviews say, the beginning is a rocky steep incline, but I like getting it out of the way in the beginning. The views from the top are worth the climb! We saw so many Turkey Vultures from the top. The rocky "stairs" on the way up and down might be challenging for some. The trail isn't always well marked so follow the Cairns.

My first hike in Colorado today with my daughter. We loved the view while doing the switchbacks. Snow through the forest but totally worth it once we caught sight of the lake. We had hiking shoes only and were able to navigate just fine.

22 hours ago

Didn’t end up finishing this trail today (5/18) because we didn’t have proper gear for our smallest dog. The beginning of the hike is clear of snow but once you get a little further in you are going to want solid waterproof shoes, trekking poles, and crampons. We started around 7am, and by 9am we had postholed only a few times. Will definitely be coming back later in the season.

just wow!!! Definitely a workout for legs and lungs!! would do it again!! Ran the trail back down with my fave!!

once you get to the top, it's a different world, super quiet and so green right now. wild flowers here and there. nice hike but as stated, a lot of bikers

off road driving
23 hours ago

Trail technically not open yet but the gates were open and we didn't know until it was too late. Trail is in good condition and isn't too difficult.

Great views! Somewhat challenging but not too hard. Part of the loop was closed but it was easy to navigate around this to make it an out and back. Worth the trek to eagles nest, although it was quite windy. $8 daily pass for state park fee.

Hiked from Coyote Ridge - good distance with some moderate up and down. Lots of bikes so pay attention, especially on Blue Sky.

Absolutely loved this trail!! Doable in tennis shoes or hiking boots. A lot of mountain bikers and friendly dogs. I took my small dog and she loved it. Great quick hike that will still get your heart pumping! I would rate it as moderate due to rocks and elevation gain to panorama point. Beautiful views at the top. Trail is completely dry and mostly woodsy.

I’ve hiked this trail in the winter and in the spring (mid-May). It’s an enjoyable hike no matter the season, but the trail is more treacherous in the winter due to snow and ice, especially on the Saddle Rock portion. In the winter, I slid down on my behind to the ladder (put in place where the trail was washed out), which caused some heart palpitations!

What a beautiful trail! The view is spectacular! This trail is quite popular with all manner of people on it. It's well maintained though with many benches and picnic tables.

23 hours ago

When you start the trail go left towards castle trail rather than right towards turkey trot, the incline up is easier starting from the left. Overall great afternoon hike, good views of red rocks and the valley!

Love this hike! Super beautiful. Yes you walk through Morrison, but no worries there.

1 day ago

Such a beautiful hike! We came in from out of town and we’re so glad we found this. It’s fairly flat with a few steep parts. So fun walking next to the river and stunning rocks with the waterfall at the end.

So crowded and is a small waterfall into a muddy pool. I don’t see emerald. I don’t come to the mountains for crowds.

Great hike. Easy access with little gain. Bring your fishing pole and a big smile...... cause that’s all you’ll need!

I don't recommend this trail. Very steep parts of the trail, and a lot of gravel make it a little treacherous going up.and down. Not well marked but we did manage to find our way to the top.

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