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Cub Lake Trail

Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
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Worth the Hike!

Cub Lake Trail is about 2.3 miles one way so around 5 miles total. It's a beautiful hike with hills... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Nice 2.3 mile hike!

Beautiful scenery on this hike! It's 2.3 mile one way to the lake. On the way about 1 mile in, we... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Dubuque T
Dubuque, Iowa
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“lily pads” (20 reviews)
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Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Cub Lake Trail is about 2.3 miles one way so around 5 miles total. It's a beautiful hike with hills and lots of stepping over rocks. There were a few tiny snakes in the path and about 1 mile in, we had the pleasure of...More

Thank WanderlustSydney123
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery on this hike! It's 2.3 mile one way to the lake. On the way about 1 mile in, we had the pleasure to see a moose and her calf. After 1 mile, the hike starts to get more hills and a little more...More

Thank Dubuque T
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's nice hike but rocky and narrow. Last part to the lake is steep. This trail is not for people with mobility issues. My special needs son had to turn back in the middle because it was too hard. It's much harder than Alberta Falls...More

Thank Bozena S
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trail for everyone. You can see different views: mountains, river, creeks, valley, and lake.

Thank PhilipandDaniel
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Okay, it's only non-strenuous if you skip the last half-mile, which is a rocky path on an ascent to the lily-padded lake. But it's a relaxing, easy walk by the marsh for the most part, with rocks and sandy grit forming the path, which has...More

1  Thank winetast3
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Beautiful start through the meadow and flowing creek with lots of fishing. Gets a little buggy in places, but great aspen collections, wild flowers everywhere, and the lake itself was beautiful. Continued on to fern lake trail up to the falls. Gorgeous but very steep...More

Thank Hdolphin18
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We have done this hike many times and enjoy it each time. Now in the summer it is very busy. We hit the trail at 6:15 am. It was nice and cool. We saw a few Elk, marmot and then baby ducks all clustered together...More

Thank smileyeye
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice moderate hike. We saw all kinds of wild life on the way. We saw two separate herds of elk with several newborns. We also saw some type of animal skeleton along the trail. It was large it may have been an elk. There...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This hike was recommended by the ranger at Beaver Meadows. No equipment needed. The trail was clear of snow up to the lake. There was snow on the trail if you went on to the Pool. It's a very scenic hike with good views of...More

Thank leaf888
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

There was quite a bit of snow pack so we used snowshoes and poles. The trail up and the views of the mountains are quite beautiful. The lake was totally frozen over and it was quite windy, so this hike was more about the journey...More

Thank SarahGrapesArney
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Jasmine C
28 April 2016|
Response from fv1989 |
Dogs are not allowed on any trails that are part of Rocky Mountain National Park. In brief, here is the pet policy for RMNP from the official website. Pets are permitted in Rocky Mountain National Park, however they are... More
Alissa W
26 March 2015|
Response from fv1989 |
This listing is for the Cub Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Only questions about this trail meet TripAdvisor's posting guidelines. If you have questions about dinner and lodging reservations in Estes Park, you... More