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Lily Pad Lake

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Address: Wildernest Rd., Silverthorne, CO

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Beautiful Views and Mountain Lake

Loves this hike! A couple of small meadows, a beaver pond and great views of mountains and Lake Dillon. A couple of rocky areas and tree roots across the trail but you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
agchick78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Loves this hike! A couple of small meadows, a beaver pond and great views of mountains and Lake Dillon. A couple of rocky areas and tree roots across the trail but you are rewarded at the end with a pond covered with Lilly Pads. Don't stop there! Go over the next small hill and the lake is so pretty.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I enjoyed this hike even though some reviews were not very good. First of all, we left for this trail first thing in the morning (maybe 8 am) and found the parking and hiking to not be crowded at all. By the time we left though there were plenty of people coming in so my advice is to go early.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We don't live at altitude any more, and we don't hike that much, either. This was perfect for our varied ages and for our dogs! Pretty level, a variety of scenery, some foot bridges, wildflowers, a lily pad pond, and a like with a sandy shore. The dogs had a great time swimming and retrieving sticks thrown by little boys... More 

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Denver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

For #1 rated hike not super impressed but maybe it was because it was cloudy, rainy. Lily pad lake was cool. For me it wasn't as "easy" as it said but I did ok. I'm sure there are moose up there!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend if you want an easy hike. My husband and I kept a brisk pace and it took us 40 min each way. We spent some time at the lake. It is highly trafficked so if you don't like other people around, this will not be your favorite. Only steep uphill is the first brief incline up the road... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a great hike with great views along the way. Good for the entire family and for all ages. Our family of 5 really enjoyed it. Dead trees in certain areas. Nice variety...forests, meadows, and the reward of the beautiful lake at the top. A great way to spend 2-3 hours.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Much better hikes around. This one was recemmended to us by locals but was not really worth our time.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We hiked this trail twice and it was great each time! My children ages 6,4, and 2 were able to walk and explore with ease. They loved climbing on a pile of boulders and we watched a family of ducks playing in the lily pads. For our first trip, we hiked it on the verge of inclement weather, and we... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Nice hike with little elevation gain, great for beginners. Has a pond and a lake, our dog enjoyed cooling off in the water. Take bug spray!

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If you like slot of people joining you for an outdoor experience go on this hike. You won't have to worry about seeing wildlife because there are so many people they are driven away by he day. THe is inadequate parking at the trailhead and you might get a ticket parked on the street. It is a fairly easy hike... More 

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