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Waneka Lake Loop

Easy

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -17' -5 m
High: 5,325' 1,623 m
Low: 5,312' 1,619 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (1°)

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Trail shared by Kristin Gablehouse

A crushed gravel path around Waneka Lake with great mountain views and opportunities to connect to nearby trails.

Kristin Gablehouse

Features Birding · Lake · Views

Need to Know

A playground, bathroom, and drinking fountain are available at the boathouse on the south side of Waneka Lake at the start/finish of this loop.

Description

The path around Waneka Lake is a crushed gravel surface and holds up well in most weather conditions. The views of the mountains across Waneka Lake are beautiful. From this route, it is easy to add on distance by heading towards Hecla Lake Loop and for even longer routes you can head towards Coal Creek Trail.

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Land Manager: City of Lafayette

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#1

in Waneka Park

#643

in Colorado

#7,597

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View of the mountains over Waneka Lake
May 31, 2019 near Lafayette, CO
Blue sky day
May 31, 2019 near Lafayette, CO
Easy loop, great for a morning outing.
May 31, 2019 near Lafayette, CO

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