Hessie Trailhead

Hessie Trailhead, Nederland: Tickets, Tours, Address, Hessie Trailhead Reviews: 4.5/5

Hessie Trailhead
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“...and I must go”
47 contributions
Great family backpacking trip
Aug 2019 • Family
We went to Woodland Lake with our four kids under 11 and our dog. We absolutely loved it. It was so hard to leave. August turned out to be a great time of year for it. Mosquitoes weren’t bad. We went in on a Thursday had the lake to ourselves.
Written March 22, 2020
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Steven Y
Nederland, CO36 contributions
A Trail For All Seasons
Nov 2019
Any time of the year this The Hessie Trail has something to offer you. You can get there by bus any weekend and the Trails Welcome you no matter what kind of condition you are in.
Written January 12, 2020
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Heather Dawson Schrock
Erie, CO858 contributions
Flowers and high waters are why we came today!
Jul 2019 • Couples
What an amazing hike, says easy but I would say easy to medium for the evaluation gain of 1000 ft and rocky terrain, so where proper shoes and check the weather for it change fast! Portable potties are at the beginning of trail but not on the trail so empty before you hike! The creeks and amazing ponds, beaver possible made, wonder vistas!
Written July 30, 2019
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nedtraveler
Nederland, Colorado538 contributions
Great access to many gorgeous trails
Jun 2018 • Solo
I've often hiked from this trailhead over the last two decades. It has gotten to be very popular. Allowed parking along the road fills up very early, especially on weekends. If you have high-clearance, 4WD, you can drive over half-a-mile closer to the actual trailhead; along the way there are many more places to park. It involves initially driving along a shallow, rocky stream. Half-a-mile beyond that "true" trailhead, there is a wonderful 5-mile-long loop hike that takes a few hours, with gorgeous flowers and mountain views (Devil's Thumb and D.T. Bypass Trails). There are branches that go to other spots (like Lost Lake) or continue up to the Continental Divide. One option connects over to the 4th of July Trail past a lovely lake. Most trails have modest grades. Crowds and dogs start to diminish after you get more than a mile in from the true trailhead.
Written January 15, 2019
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@skiwinecheese
Boulder, CO62 contributions
Great launching point, but REALLY crowded
Sep 2018 • Solo
I've been hiking the Indian Peaks for many years now and have climbed most of the major peaks in the area. Hessie used to be a favorite launching point - it is a great location with access to some lovely hikes, lakes, and peaks, but it's charm seems to have gone the way of Chautauqua Park in Boulder and The Brainard Lake area close by as it is over run with people. If you arrive later than 7am, parking will be a nightmare. If you are local, I'd suggest coming here off-season or starting your hike elsewhere (unless you like crowds).
Written January 8, 2019
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findingthetruth
New York City, NY30 contributions
great hike
Sep 2018 • Couples
I absolutely loved this hike, one of my favorites. It wasn't too strenuous, the trees were beautiful. Great views.
Written September 20, 2018
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John W
5 contributions
Great Hike.
Sep 2018 • Couples
I would have to say this was our favorite hike. Beautiful area. Busy though. Go on a weekday, not the weekend. Take a shuttle from Nederland so you don't have to worry about parking.
Written September 13, 2018
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KJRKM
Bellingham, WA308 contributions
Lost Lake via Hessie Trail - GREAT HIKE!
Jul 2018 • Friends
The Hessie Trailhead is just outside of Nederland, CO, about 35 minutes from Boulder. After a few hikes around the Boulder area, this was an awesome addition and small change of scenery. The hike to Lost Lake takes the Hessie Trail and is easily marked out along the way. There are a few (10-12 I think) campsites at the lake and the view is stunning. The hike is shaded for much of the way, going through some trees and along a small river at times. The ground is a tad rocky and sandy in places so wear good shoes for traction and stability. We’ll definitely be heading back on our next trip and hope to camp.
Written July 22, 2018
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Fsh4Fn
Mesa, AZ146 contributions
The parking here is always so crowded
Jul 2018 • Family
We drive by here a lot on our way to the family cabin up 4th of July Road. On a weekday, the place is packed. On the weekends, it is a mess.

The situation has improved with parking areas delineated with chalk along the side of the road and some no parking signs.

It also helps that the Nederland police patrol the area.

As to why it is so crowded - the area is gorgeous and the hiking varied.

There are also a couple of port-a-potties at the parking area which has helped sanitation a lot.
Written July 21, 2018
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brendaj2951
Geneseo, IL92 contributions
Beautiful hike
Jun 2018 • Friends
Popular trail ,limited parking so plan on getting there early. I would consider this to be a moderate hike rather than an easy hike,because of the gain in elevation.Prepare for the heat on a sunny hot day. You do come in and out of shade ,but the rise in elevation can make the sun intense on a hot day so be aware water, and sunscreen is a must! The scenery is beautiful and varied. Wear good sturdy hiking shoes for the rocky terrain.We were happy to have found a dog friendly trail and saw lots of families with dogs along the way. Please be courteous and keep your dog on leash along the trail,and of course take clean up bags out with you .
Written July 11, 2018
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