The hike from the parking is by far the most strenuous and at times the trail isn't the clearest but you aren't going to get lost either. This is a nice easy hike if you are not used to hiking at altitude and the lakes are pretty but they look very similar to most you see in the mountains. This... 更多
After doing some of the more severe hikes over rocks and boulders this trail was refreshing and a nice change. It's about a mile and a half trail through the woods with some areas that needed some balancing. Most of the trail is in the shade. Beautiful views of the pine trees! We saw a coyote and beaver on the... 更多
You can park your car at the top of Wildernest by the Buffalo Mountain trailhead. Or you can take the Summit Stage and get off at the stop right next to the Lily Pad Trailhead. Both trailheads are close to each other at the top of Ryan Gulch Road. Lily Pad is a relatively easy hike (taken as a hike... 更多
if you're into hiking and want to see some amazing views, then check this place out. if you don't like the outdoors and adventure... well... shouldn't you be somewhere else like NYC where there's no grass?
Pretty easy set of ups and downs. Lots of woods. Saw a moose going into the first set of trees after the initial hill and open space. Did not make it to the lake at the end because the trail was not marked well. My map had said was 1.5 miles in, but at that point there is a split... 更多
I enjoyed this hike even though some reviews were not very good. First of all, we left for this trail first thing in the morning (maybe 8 am) and found the parking and hiking to not be crowded at all. By the time we left though there were plenty of people coming in so my advice is to go early.... 更多
We don't live at altitude any more, and we don't hike that much, either. This was perfect for our varied ages and for our dogs! Pretty level, a variety of scenery, some foot bridges, wildflowers, a lily pad pond, and a like with a sandy shore. The dogs had a great time swimming and retrieving sticks thrown by little boys... 更多
Highly recommend if you want an easy hike. My husband and I kept a brisk pace and it took us 40 min each way. We spent some time at the lake. It is highly trafficked so if you don't like other people around, this will not be your favorite. Only steep uphill is the first brief incline up the road... 更多
This is a great hike with great views along the way. Good for the entire family and for all ages. Our family of 5 really enjoyed it. Dead trees in certain areas. Nice variety...forests, meadows, and the reward of the beautiful lake at the top. A great way to spend 2-3 hours.