Hiking Project Logo

Lily Lake Trail

Easy
 4.0 (11)

An exceedingly popular roadside trail looping around a lovely subalpine lake.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Loop

8,935' 2,723 m

High

8,922' 2,720 m

Low

14' 4 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

ADA Accessible

ADA accessibly: This trail is partially accessible. Some damaged sections may prevent passage of wheeled devices.

Description

Given this trail's proximity to CO-7, its lack of elevation change, and its gorgeous views of Longs Peak, this trail is often very, very crowded in the summer.

The trail is well maintained and features benches along the way that offer places of respite to the elderly or handicapped.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 11 votes

#5

in Estes Park

#8879

Overall
  4.0 from 11 votes
5 Star
27%
4 Star
55%
3 Star
9%
2 Star
9%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#5

in Estes Park

#732

in Colorado

#8,879

Overall
33 Views Last Month
1,675 Since Jan 14, 2015
Easy

90%
0%
10%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

View of Longs Peak, looking west from Lily Lake. Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
Aug 10, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
Aug 10, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Rainy this day but great views here.
Jun 9, 2016 near Estes Park, CO
Lily Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park, Colorado.
Aug 10, 2019 near Estes Park, CO
Facing the lake from the docks
Jan 30, 2020 near Estes Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park
Dec 8, 2017 near Estes Park, CO

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Oct 5, 2021
Gina G
Apr 9, 2021
Brad Ray
Dec 26, 2020
Liz Rogers
Lovely lake - could ice skate on it 0.8mi
Oct 3, 2020
Jennifer Smith
Combined with Lily Ridge trail total of 1.59 miles
Oct 15, 2019
Janice Allen
Aug 22, 2019
Casey M
Picnicked here. Beautiful place to enjoy the end of the day, eat dinner. Didn't get to home the trail since the sun was going down.
Jul 17, 2019
Stephanie Shoemaker
Jul 15, 2019
Jack M
0.4mi