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“Lovely Family friendly hike”
Review of Lily Pad Lake

Lily Pad Lake
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great picnic hike. Beautfiul view. DO BRING BUG REPELLENT. This is a moderate family and dog friendly hike. There are a couple of stream crossings, but nothing dangerous. EAsy parking at the trail head.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We love this hike in the winter and the summer. Beautiful vistas, lots of people, awesome little lakes and a great spot for a picnic! We live just down the road and will always enjoy our Lily Pad Lake hikes!

1  Thank Patty35
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The trail to reach the lake isn't that long or difficult. The views are worth the short hike. There are several lakes or ponds. It's a good place to take the dog. They can romp around on the lake shores or in the water. It would probably be a good place to take kids due to the ease of the trails and short distance. It is a short drive from Denver. You have to drive to Silverthorne, exit on the left side and go up the hill past the Outlet Mall. It makes a good day trip or could be included as part of a tour of one of the many beautiful places to visit.

1  Thank jcrumley
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very popular hike in Summit County. Can be reached from the Frisco side or the Silverthorne side however the Frisco side has lots of beetle kill trees that are down. The two lakes are very close to each other and you can catch the lily pads blooming if you are there at the right time. Like I said, it is a very popular hike so can be very busy.

Thank dclark0437
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is termed an easy hike by quidebooks, but I think it's easy only for Coloradoans! Flatlanders will breathe hard in several places. The terrain is rock strewn and there are lots of tree roots, you won't be able to walk this in flip-flops, delicate sandals or with strollers or wheelchairs. We saw plenty of people on the trail, most had children (walking or carrying them on their backs) and or dogs. Our little guy (10 lb Yorkie Mix) was with us, I think he most enjoyed the ducks in the lake and a very curious chipmunk that stopped by to check him out while we eat our lunch. It's been years since I've been hiking in the woods and mountains, I forgot how much I love it. We'll be back.

Thank vchik
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