Beaver Lake Trail

Beaver Lake Trail, Beaver Creek: Address, Phone Number, Beaver Lake Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Beaver Lake Trail
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Moderate-to-difficult hiking trail that extends 6.6 miles from the Mitchell Lake Trailhead, beginning at 10,500 feet up to 11,300 feet elevation.
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reenamm
Minneapolis, MN131 contributions
Serene and shady hike
Jul 2021
I'd rate this hike at a medium difficulty - there was a decent elevation gain throughout and some areas were rockier - but overall a wide and maintained trail. It does run alongside the creek which makes it such a pleasant hike. The lake at the top you can dip your feet in to cool down, or just have a little picnic next to before coming back down. Beautiful scenery and wildflowers throughout. TIPS: Take plenty of water - I went through my entire 2 liter water bag - and still felt thirsty!! Take a snack. There is no parking at the trailhead - but you can easily walk up the road or along the 5 senses trail from Beaver Creek Village - or have someone drop you/pick you up! Earlier in the morning may be best to beat the heat of the sun.
Written July 13, 2021
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John C
Nichols Hills, OK53 contributions
Great Trail for the whole family
Oct 2020
This is a great trail for the family. There are a few difficult spots but the overall hike is not too challenging and the views at the lake are well worth the effort.
Written October 14, 2020
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frnklw
Providence, RI140 contributions
A great trail
Aug 2020
Read all of the reviews so we got an early start. Parking was not that clear, but make sure you drive all the way to the trailhead. There is only very limited parking! Parking at the school down the road was prohibited when we were there. The trail is moderate, at bit trying because of the elevation. The other benefit of going early, besides the parking, is that there was hardly a soul on the trail, but that changed as we returned and passed quite a few hikers.
Written August 31, 2020
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Steve S
Tulsa, OK139 contributions
Great hike and view!
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is an awesome hike. The lake is beautiful. Take a fishing pole. I will next time. Take a backpack with water and snacks. It is not an easy hike so avoid if not in reasonable shape. The lake is worth the effort. Almost seven miles roundtrip from BC village.
Written August 5, 2020
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deborah k
Weatherford, TX13 contributions
Nice hike and definitely a “moderate” hike rating.
Jul 2020
This was a nice hike but make no mistake, it is a hike and not a casual walk. We went this last Saturday when the lift opened at 10. We saw only about 6 people on the way up, which was surprising since it is supposed to be a well-traveled trail. But once we got to the top there were about 20 people. It really wasn’t bad considering it was a Saturday and we didn’t go until mid-morning. Three of us went—two of us over 55 years old and one teenager. The teen had no problems nor did my husband (who runs 3+ miles every day). I, on the other hand, only had a problem about the last mile coming back. We did Royal Elk trail in and out. Coming back was a gradual climb and I am out of shape. Really not bad that I only had difficulty the last mile since I haven’t been to the gym in 2 years. Plus, I am from Texas so the altitude affected me. It is a beautiful hike and the lake is spectacular! Well worth the exhaustion on that last mile. We hung out at the lake for about 30 minutes and ate lunch, but had to quickly gather our belongings because of the sudden rain. We did not take our rain coats b/c it did not look like it was going to rain when we left the village. Big mistake that we know better than to make. Take the rain coat no matter what! We took the lift up and down. Just make sure you get back by 4:30 if you plan on taking the lift back down. It was not too hot at this time. I recommend hiking boots and poles because of all the rocks, but saw lots of people in just tennis shoes.
Written July 17, 2020
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beth p
Fountain Hills, AZ4 contributions
Beaver lake hike
Jul 2020 • Couples
Loved it!! Go early as it gets warm. Please note 1/2 way up ( about a mile from the lake) there is a slight left turn over a bridge, if you miss it you’ll come to a wide fast stream to cross, so go back & find the turn.
Written July 3, 2020
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srvtx
San Antonio, TX196 contributions
No words capture the beauty
Jun 2020 • Couples
Stayed at Beaver Creek resort. Walked up from resort. Trail starts by fire station. Its a moderate to difficult hike. About 2 hours up and 1 1/2 hrs down. We took water and light snacks and stopped maybe 3 times going up. Last 20 minutes of trail are rocky and pretty steep. Take your time and pace yourself. The lake up top is well worth the hike and the scenery along the trails cant be described. Absolutely beautiful. 2 50+ yr olds made it without too much trouble. If you have any health conditions you might not want to try this.
Written June 19, 2020
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TTC
5 contributions
Loved this hike!
Aug 2019
Beautiful scenery at every turn. We hiked with our kids up to the lake which was well worth the hike. Plan on bringing enough food/water. It wasn't an easy hike, but one of our favorites.
Written August 17, 2019
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TheOpsDoctor
Springboro, OH526 contributions
Not for the faint of heart
Aug 2019
First, here's the info on the trail head. Follow village road to the church and go past it. If you follow the sidewalk by where the church members park you will see the sign for the 5 senses trail. It parallels Village Road all the way to the trail head. My advice is to skip the senses trail and stick to the road.

The trail is pretty much up hill the entire way. Because of this it requires more exertion than people who are less than fully fit might be willing to commit.

After making it to the lake, we then cut over on the Royal Elk Trail because other reviews stated it was flat and would lead to a free gondola ride down. This is only partly true. The R.E.T. is very steep for the first 0.8 miles. It is more demanding in many placed than the Beaver Lake trail. One key thing no one mentioned.... Free gondola ride down stops at 4:30. If you miss it, its a REALLY long way down.
Written August 9, 2019
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Emily J
Camden, AR3 contributions
Great day hike!
Aug 2019
We took the lift up to Royal Elk Trail, hiked over to the Beaver Lake trail. Not too much climb that way! The lake was absolutely beautiful! There were several fly fishermen to watch the day we were there. Take a snack and enjoy the view. We hiked out down Beaver Creek for a slightly different view. Our overall hike was a little over 7 miles with only 500 feet of climb. I'd consider it a moderate trail only due to distance. Will do again if in the area!
Written August 6, 2019
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