Lily Lake and Ridge Loop
ElevationAscent: 168' 51 m
Descent: -166' -51 m
High: 9,089' 2,770 m
Low: 8,922' 2,720 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
Current trail conditions
Popular hikes nearby
Lookout Peak Trail
4.9 mi 7.8 km • Out and Back • 1,948 ft Ascent 593.61 m Ascent
Singletrack Estes Park, CO( 6 )
Bear Lake TH to Fern Lake TH
8.5 mi 13.6 km • Point to Point • 1,180 ft Ascent 359.71 m Ascent
Singletrack Estes Park, CO( 38 )
Crystal Lakes Long Loop
32.0 mi 51.5 km • Point to Point • 5,919 ft Ascent 1804.08 m Ascent
Singletrack Estes Park, CO( 1 )
Lumpy Ridge Short Loop
1.6 mi 2.6 km • Loop • 400 ft Ascent 121.82 m Ascent
Singletrack Estes Park, CO( 4 )
Gem Lake and Balanced Rock
7.5 mi 12.0 km • Out and Back • 1,563 ft Ascent 476.26 m Ascent
Singletrack Estes Park, CO( 12 )
Hiked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A quick loop right off of the peak-to-peak highway near Estes that offers a taste of RMNP's bounty.”— Brian Smith
Family Friendly This is a short enough loop to be doable for the whole family. If climbing and descending the ridge is too much at this altitude, give it the axe and finish the complete Lily Lake Trail.
Lily Ridge Trail switchbacks its way up the ridge on the northern shore of the lake before flattening out and descending to the lake's eastern shore. This trail could prove a slight challenge for some but the views down on the lake are worth it if you're willing to put in the extra work.
Once you descend back to the lake, you'll be back at the trailhead.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park