Jan 17, 2022
Nice manageable winter hike. Only micro-spikes are needed if snow is packed down. Need to visit during other seasons and check out the campsites.
Jul 28, 2021
Wild flowers are having a banner year. Beautiful hike & destination. Extra mile is for the walk to actual TH
Jun 30, 2021
Amazing wildflowers, spectacular waterfall, and cool subalpine lake. Campsite #2 is prime (4.5/800)
Jan 30, 2021
Mostly snowpacked, some rocky spots. Snowshoes or spikes are useful but not necessarily required.
Dec 29, 2020
Snowy, some traction and poles are helpful but possible to do with just hiking boots.
Jul 3, 2020
Beautiful waterfalls on river/creek.
Jun 27, 2020
Arrived 6:55am on a Sat, parking was full, took the shuttle. Most of those cars had frosted windshields, though, we were one of the first few parti…
Jun 23, 2020
Camped overnight at Lost Lake, quiet and peaceful. Trail and lake area are well maintained. Fox, Weasel, and Deer sightings!
Sep 28, 2019
Good hike! Parking was annoying (we had to double back to town and take the shuttle) but the hike was a good length and difficulty
Sep 23, 2019
Jackie 32 weeks preggers
Monday, not many people, parking still limited
Aug 11, 2019
7 weeks postpartum and the incline was a little challenging for me. Could be a great trail to take visitors from Nebraska
Jun 6, 2019
Trail still largely covered in snow or soggy and muddy from snow melt.
Apr 8, 2019
Apr 6, 2019
Packed snow the whole way, crampons definitely useful but my friend did it without spikes and used hiking poles
Feb 10, 2019
Turner Family Snowshoeing Adventure
Jan 5, 2019
Very well tracked trail. No need for snow shoes but I'd recommend crampons for steep inclines.
Nov 17, 2018
4-6" of snow; snowshoes not necessary at time of trip.
Nov 15, 2018
w/Sam. Good weather with a few wind gusts at the start.
Aug 6, 2018
didn't go to lake, went to woodland lake I stead.
Jul 28, 2018
This was a nice family friendly hike! We did make it all the way to the lake, but we had to hurry to get back for the last shuttle @ 8pm.
Jun 12, 2018
Beautiful hike, multiple stream and river crossings, as well as waterfall views. Lost Lake was beautiful with views of alpine peaks in he background.
Jun 2, 2018
Had to park down a ways from he trail
May 28, 2018
Several beautiful falls all along the trail, not a difficult hike at all. Mega scenes for minimum pain.
May 28, 2018
Hiked with Megan and friends and pets. Perfect weather with minimal snow on tail. Other hikers said King’s lake trail was too snowy.
Mar 31, 2018
Road to the trailhead is closed so parked in Eldora. Great hike, spikes were beneficial. Dogs loved it!
Feb 18, 2018
Mostly snow packed. Easy with spikes and hiking poles. Snowshoes seemed overkill.
The lake is completely frozen. We walked all over it
Jan 26, 2018
Decent amount of snow, but totally doable without poles or spikes still. Main parking lot isn’t accessible, so it’s about an additional .8 mile wal…
Dec 3, 2017
Icy conditions slowed down hiking time! Microspikes recommended
Oct 15, 2017
did the lost lake loop first and got a little lost myself on the far side of the lake. I hiked back down from the lake and took the woodland trail ...
Aug 20, 2017
Stopped along the way for pictures and such. Could have done it faster, but also could have spent all day at the lake.
Jul 4, 2017
We started at hessie trailhead and worked our way up to king lake from there. Views were incredible and would do it again in a heartbeat
Jun 26, 2017
Gorgeous hike, tons of waterfalls, Lost Lake has beautiful views. I just wish there were less people.
Jun 18, 2017
We hiked up Hessie Trailhead, saw some of the many beautiful waterfalls, and did the loop around Lost Lake.
Nov 25, 2016
The road up to parking is snow covered. We saw a Prius get stuck.. the trail starts and ends with a nice steady uphill, nothing crazy
May 20, 2016
Dirt road had deep puddles, unable to make it to parking lot. Beautiful hike. Lots of melting snow. Trail was a stream covered in 2 feet of snow.
Jan 30, 2016
great hike, lots of snow prevented you from parking close to the trailhead. could have explored much much further in good weather