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Williams Lake Hike

Really nice hike! There are lots of people and lots of dogs (many off leash). Also the altitude... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Go the extra mile

The hike up the mountain is a good length, even though the climb up is not my favorite part, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice hike! There are lots of people and lots of dogs (many off leash). Also the altitude will make the hike up harder than you may think. The lake itself is very shallow muddy bottom, don’t plan on swimming. The Bevarian restaurant is at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 505kaila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hike up the mountain is a good length, even though the climb up is not my favorite part, the views and the breaks looking for marmots made it a good time. At the lake take the time and energy to continue a bit further...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

The lake - not for boating or fishing - is clear with beautiful surroundings especially for hiking. Its about a 3+ mile hike and popular. All ages and dogs, too. There's a small water fall and take time to enjoy nature. Be aware of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

The hike up proved to be far more scenic than the view at the actual destination (William’s Lake). The lake was extremely underwhelming and crowded. It was definitely not worth hiking eight miles for.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank adrianasoto
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Williams Lake was beautiful. There is still some snow melt from higher elevation so the lake is high. We are in our mid 60s and early 70s and took our time. The trail is almost all up hill going and downhill on the return. It...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

My wife and I hiked the Williams Lake trail and loved every minute of it. It’s a dirt road up to the trailhead but don’t be afraid, our Nissan Sentra made it. Elevation will get you if you’re not used to hiking at 10,000 feet....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Lumerian
Reviewed June 23, 2019

We did this hike June 3 and there was still too much snow for a Florida girl. This made the going tough in tennis shoes and without proper gear. Still, we did it and were rewarded with the view of a beautiful mostly frozen lake...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank TheGoBird
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Despite it being early summer, the trail was still covered in snow. It added to the difficulty, but did not detract from the natural beauty. Be more prepared than we were, and you'll have a good time.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Jared W
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Beautiful hiking along the Rio Hondo through beautiful pine and aspen forest to lovely alpine lake set below the towering Wheeler peak, the highest summit in New Mexico.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I took this hike the week of Thanksgiving prior to the ski area at Taos opening. The town was empty and quiet. The trail is about a mile past the ski resort heading up the mountain. In the winter you will definitely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank roamer222
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April 18, 2017|
Response from KathrynR105 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know how much snow will be there in April, maybe a lot!