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Cub Lake Trail

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Length


3.4 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


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

Shared By Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

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.

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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Check-Ins

Sep 30, 2018
David Orner
Sep 22, 2018
Brooks Tellekamp
4.6mi
Sep 10, 2018
Jared Allen
Sep 9, 2018
Matt Stolz
Pretty meadows and sunset shots. 3.6mi — 3h 00m
Sep 1, 2018
Lauren Vahldick
Aug 4, 2018
Amy L
May 28, 2018
Dorjee Tashi
Awesome hike with spectacular views. Got to see a herd of Mule deer. 4.6mi
May 21, 2018
Megan Wert

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 7 votes

#3

in Moraine Park

#5630

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#3

in Moraine Park

#519

in Colorado

#5,630

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