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“Worth the effort”
Review of Beaver Lake Trail

Beaver Lake Trail
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Owner description: 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.
South Lyon, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We hiked up to Beaver Lake, and it wasn't too bad. I would say it's a little more strenuous than moderate, but not technical or difficult. The trail follows beaver creek all the way up, and the views are fantastic. It's pretty much straight trail up about 1,700 feet of elevation and about 3 miles each way. You get to the lake and it's like something out of a movie, just a picture perfect alpine lake. It's so clear you can see the trout feeding on bugs very clearly. It's a cool thing to do one morning.

Visited June 2012
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Saint Louis Missouri
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183 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Strenuous hike if you are not in condition”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We traveled this trail about 8 years ago. We are in our 50's and although we exercise regularly, we couldn't make it this time. We walked 1.75 miles...about 1/2 way....... it is rather steeply inclined, with no swithbacks... I will say that both of us have recently had respiratory infections, so perhaps that played a part. I was very disappointed we couldn't make it......there is a very lovely lake at the top that I badly wanted to see again. I think we perhaps could have made it, but you just have to allow yourself plenty of time. We were here in September, and the trail is very nice, some of the time it runs along the creek. Very picturesque trail. I highly recommend this!

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Jill B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tough, but worth it!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I'm of average fitness and 28 years old. It was a hike (definitely take water and snacks for the top), but the view is beautiful. Certainly worth the effort.

Visited September 2012
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Southcentral Florida
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105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fabulous but strenous hike!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Since we stayed in Beaver Creek and planned to do a lot of hiking, this was one hike we had not done in our previous visit. We were told it was a moderate hike and did not read other Trip Advisors write ups! We really did not need a strenous hike early in our acclimation to Colorado elevations! Overall, we are really glad we did it, but should have taken a lunch with us as you really burn up the calories on the hike up!

Visited September 2012
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Council Bluffs, IA
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Neat trail up to the lake”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Incredibly neat scenery, and so serene. Love to hear those mountain streams running in the background, too.

Visited June 2012
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