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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO

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Great place to hike!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Grove City, Ohio
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Grove City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely walk in beautiful heavily forested area. We would love to go here again. The lake itself isn't much, but our 2 children loved the hike!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is an easy family hike to a nice little lake. It took a little longer than I thought it would, but still really enjoyed it. I was surprised at the very young kids that were on this trail. I stopped and talked to them and they were all having a great time. Some families brought a picnic lunch to... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a very popular trail. Most people go from the trailhead at the top of Wildernest (Silverthorne). It is a relatively easy, approx 1 mile hike to the lake. The second most popular route is from the Meadow Creek Trailhead in Frisco. That route is about a mile and a half each way with more elevation gain. The third... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice view of Lake Dillon during the hike. Got to time it to see the lilies in bloom. Lots of dragon flies, birds, chipmunks.

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife, sister, and I recently traveled to the Silverthorne area from the low elevations of Wisconsin. Lily Pad Lake was a great first hike in Colorado to help us get acclimated to the elevation and get in better hiking shape for later hikes on the trip. Being able to prepare yourself for longer hikes while also taking in the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It took us a while to find this trail, but glad we finally did. Limited parking; popular with families. Enjoyed the wild flowers along the way. Make sure to wear good shoes, as there were several wet areas.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the first hike we attempted with our 6 and 9 year old kids. It was raining most of our hike, but the trail was still very manageable. The worse part of the hike was the gravel road hill at the beginning. There were a handful of fun bridges and some wonderful creeks along the path. The lakes, flowers,... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Lily Pad Lake hike is a beautiful hike that is great for young children, and long enough to feel like you have taken a good walk. Flowers, water, pine trees, meadows--and tons of lily pads--it was a perfect family hike.

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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverthorne

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