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“Beautiful hike and great workout!”
Review of Lily Pad Lake

Lily Pad Lake
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was a great moderate level hike. Definitely recommend sturdy hiking shoes, as there are lots of rocks and uneven terrain. The trail is mostly shaded, with some open space to start. I saw lots of families with small kids, but would recommend lots of water and snacks if you have little ones with you. We spent about 2.5 hours on the trail. There are two beautiful lakes at the turn around point. One covered in lily pads (as advertised) and one clear, still lake with lots of ducks and dragonflies. The only downside of this hike was the limited parking. We got to the trail head around 10 and had to make several laps before a spot freed up.

Thank Alexandra D
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This trail is now out of control. So overused that the county is beginning to ticket cars parked illegally. You cannot park in the road and obstruct traffic including the Summit Stage. Park at the transfer station in Silverthorne and ride up.

Thank cheribree2016
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We parked at the Wildernest trailhead and hiked the almost 3 mile trek. Be sure to take a water, as we had no idea how long it was and were thirsty. Beautiful hike through forest with lovely wild flowers. Two lakes at the end, one covered with lilies and a larger one with just a few pad groupings. Great view of Dillon lake and area.

Thank sonyarosebower
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We have been hiking around Breckenridge for over 20 years. We always selected more challenging hikes: 14ers, 13ers, and more difficult, but physical conditioning dictated a less demanding hike this year. This is a Classic hike! Wild flowers, log crossing over creeks, beautiful views and mountain lake as the end prize. It is long enough to feel like a hike, but short enough to leave time for other adventures. Wear good shoes as there are exposed roots and rocks. Bring water for safety. It is a great introductory hike for a novice while enjoyable for the experienced.

1  Thank William T
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After a daunting start uphill a gravel road you start the actual hike. Hang in there at the beginning as the rest is a pleasant hike. Loved the view of the Dillon reservoir. Lovely lake just past the lily pad pond.

1  Thank Jcystephenson
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