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Cub Lake Trail

 2 votes

Length

3.4 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

679' 207 m

Ascent

-403' -123 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

8,699' 2,651 m

High

8,054' 2,455 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 15 days ago
Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - Micro spikes and gaiters. No need for snowshoes. History

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A great trail leading from the open meadows of Moraine Park up to Cub Lake.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: A park favorite, this trail to a mountain pond travels through woods that blaze with color in the fall. You could do a short out-and-back to the lake, or loop using Fern Lake Trail.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Beginning at the Cub Lake Trailhead, start your hike by following the trail to the south and across the Big Thompson River. You'll continue south along the western side of Moraine Park before turning westward at a junction with South Lateral Moraine Trail.

The trail's grade will remain very manageable as it contours to the west, just north of Sheep Mountain. Once the trail turns southward (left), the grade steepens drastically. This is the short but steep approach to Cub Lake.

Cub Lake makes for a great rest stop or picnic destination. Enjoy the richness of your surroundings before either turning around to retrace your steps, or continue on Cub Lake Trail. The trail descends from the lake for just under a mile to a junction with Fern Lake Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Depending on the season, herds of elk and mule deer can be seen grazing in the meadows at Moraine Park.

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Sep 2, 2017
Bela Oh
Aug 26, 2017
Lisa Yeh
Aug 19, 2017
Madison Watson
Aug 13, 2017
Sako Vartanian
Jun 29, 2017
Joan Willis
Sep 26, 2016
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Jun 25, 2016
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Parking can be difficult on weekends. Arrive as early as possible.
Apr 10, 2016
Jill Nelson

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  4.0 from 2 votes

#3

in Moraine Park

#5431

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in Moraine Park

#571

in Colorado

#5,431

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