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Cub Lake Trail

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Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
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A nice hike to "the pool"

We started our hike at the Fern Lake Trailhead. Parking is very limited, so it's best to arrive early. Also the bathrooms were up the road a bit, maybe half a mile at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We started our hike at the Fern Lake Trailhead. Parking is very limited, so it's best to arrive early. Also the bathrooms were up the road a bit, maybe half a mile at the shuttle stop. We had 7 children ranging from 6 to 12, and everyone was able to enjoy the hike. This trail followed the river all the... More 

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Mid-Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Did this trial after hiking Deer Mountain. This trail is a bit harder than was advertised, in my opinion (though maybe doing after a 7 mile hike had something to do with it). The payoff is decent, but the last mile or so is mainly uphill and rocky. Just so you know. Cub Lake is kind of like a very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This trail has a beautiful walk for 0.5 miles across the Moraine Park valley floor which is mostly flat until beaver lake and suitable for all levels of hikers. After another mile the trail becomes more rocky as it climbs up to Cub lake. We spent about 4 hours hiking from the trail head to Cub Lake and back. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A nice, long walk/hike. Great views of the lake from the top. Good combination of flats and climbs and descents. The lake is covered with lily pads. Saw cute ducks diving and some fish frolicking in rock crevices. And of course chipmunks playing! We started off at Bear Lake and continued to Cub lake and ended up at Fern Lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a great hike! Although the map and signs indicated the lake was 2.3 miles, my Fitbit showed almost 3 miles before we reached the lake. Fitbit round trip: 6.1 miles, 12,758 steps, 70 floors. It took us almost 3 hours, round trip. The trail is rocky so be careful to stop and enjoy the scenery and not try... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

LOVE this trail, but never did locate the lake at the top of the incline!( I hear it is a lily-pad covered marshland) . Moraine, adjacent to Beaver Meadows, hosts hundreds of elk on alternating days- oddly enough and the 360 degree view is spectacular! New favorite spot.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My brother, sister-in-law and I hiked this trail loop starting at the Cub Lake trailhead and ending at Fern Lake trailhead. Total distance was a little over five miles. It wasn't a terribly challenging hike, with most of the ascent/descent being very gradual but toward the middle of the hike, the slope of the trail increases moderately, followed by a... More 

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East Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a fairly easy "warmup" hike. Watch out for the horses and their leftovers! Beautiful lake covered with lilly pads.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was really beautiful and peaceful. There were hardly anyone on the trail and we enjoyed a 4.5 mile snowshoe hike with our 7 year old son. It was truly gorgeous. Started to snow as we neared Fern Lake. Can't wait to return and do more!

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The trail starts by crossing a large valley meadow where late afternoon you can spot elk munching the grass, also saw coyote and rabbits. Then the terrain changed, lots of opportunities for photos. The dark was catching us so had to head back before making the lake but was still worth it.

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Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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