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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO
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Nice easy hike.

This was the first time we had hiked this trail. A bit steep right at the beginning, but the rest of the hike is fairly easy. A lot of nature to walk thru and the lakes are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

While the lake is gorgeous and the landscape magnificent, the same can be said for just about any lake in Colorado. So, to summarize... I don't think Lily Pad Lake was worth the hike. BUT... we did go in the heat of summer, after 4 days of hiking, and none of us were acclimated to the climate. However, I know... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was the first time we had hiked this trail. A bit steep right at the beginning, but the rest of the hike is fairly easy. A lot of nature to walk thru and the lakes are scenic. There are more spectacular trails, but they are more difficult to hike.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lily pad lake, and the hike up to it are beautiful. Open meadows, talus slopes, great views, multiple streams and eventually a great pair of lakes at the top make this a great area. Easy enough for kids but long enough to be a moderate challenge, this hike has it all.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I did this hike alone on a late afternoon. The first 20 minutes or so was more strenuous than the next 20 minutes until i got to the lake. It's a beautiful path through the forest and along meadows. By the lake was a very friendly little chipmonk greeting everyone reaching the lake :-)

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waco,t
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have hiked this trail several times. Small steep hill at the beginning but rest of the hike to the lakes is fairly level. Mostly shaded and two pretty lakes at the end of the trail. Pretty popular hike. Good for most ages, our 4 year old usually ends up on my husbands shoulders for part of the time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lily Pad Lake trail has been hurt by the beetle damage. It was so pretty before the damage. The trail is now in the sun for more of the trail. Still worth a hike.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. Great first hike for visitors from sea level. Trail is easy to follow.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

There are two ways to get to Lily Pad Lake -- from the trailhead near Silverthorne (looked complicated to find) or from the trailhead just off the intersection of Hwy 9 and I-70. We started at the latter (our phone sent us there when we typed in Lily Pad Lake). Go to the north side of the I-70 / Hwy... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a great, fairly moderate hike to a beautiful lake view. It's got enough elevation and rocks to climb around to let you know you're hiking, but it's very do-able.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Pretty mountain hike, multiple access points for easy to moderate hiking. The Wildernest parking trailhead has the least elevation gain to get to the lake. The parking and trailhead off of I-25 / Hwy 9 has a bit more elevation gain, still an easy hike but less so for people with health difficulties that make hiking up hill at altitude... More 

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