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Cub Lake Trail

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in Estes Park
Type: Hiking Trails
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The trail was a mix of mud, some snowy slush. The lake is currently frozen over but still a great hike.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This was when we fell in love with hiking in RMNF. It was our first hike and we enjoyed every minute of it, we took our time getting to the lake lots to see along the way. We have many more hikes we want to go on and our goal is to see them all!!

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Aurora, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you are looking for a relatively easy hike out in nature, this is the trail to choose. It's a fairly easy hike to Cub Lake (about 2.5 miles). Give yourself enough time to enjoy the trail.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

On our way to this trail we must have seen over 100 elk. The trail wasn't super exciting, but pretty views in the distance, nice for the winter I guess

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Overland Park, Ks
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I can't say that I was disappointed by this hike, but be aware that you will hike through a significant burn area after a fire last May. The woodlands are coming back with greenery and wildflowers after significant rains. Moraine park is as lovely as always, but the backdrop behind beautiful lily-pad covered Cub Lake is blackened pines. The fern... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It was a drizzy 50ish degree day. I hiked past Cub Lake up to The Pool. The entire hike was beautiful. Definitely a must do hike if you're in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The drive to the trail is PRETTY. A creek runs along the meadow with tall grasses' golden plumes swayed in the breeze. Along the trail, beautiful scenery of meadows, aspens, and surrounding mountain accompanies you as you hike up steep and rocky switchbacks to finally arrive at picturesque Cub Lake which is filled with pretty lily pads. Add in some... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I did this trial on my last day and I really enjoyed it. The landscapes is quite different compared to the Bear or Fern Lake trail, so very nice to see. Around Cub Lake the trees are burned due to a fire which is a bit a pity.

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Loveland, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Camped at morraine park, Hiked this trail from the head ( 2.3 miles ) my GPS said it was more like 2.6 , anyway the first part of the hike was a breeze. The last part was steep and very tiring ( however, i am a overweight beginner ) went with hubby and two kiddos. It was interesting to see... More

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Hannibal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nice easy hike 75% meadow and 25% elevation to the lake. Very nice setting at the lake. Good hike for now especially while bear lake road is under construction.

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