Hike to Cub Lake

lillies dot a blue lake
Cub Lake

NPS Photo / Kim Grossman

  • Distance: 4.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 540 feet
  • Type of Trail: Loop, Moderate

A well-traveled adventure, the Cub Lake Trail is a 4.6-mile hike with 540 feet of elevation. Along this this trail you can see meadows, wildflowers, and water features. After crossing the Big Thompson River at the beginning of the trailhead, the hike follows the western edge of Moraine Park, making it an excellent vantage point for viewing wildlife.

Much of the terrain is recovering from the Fern Lake Fire that occurred Fall 2012. This is apparent closer to the lake. Cub Lake is also a great destination for winter hikers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
This trail is not paved. The trail is rugged with an elevation gain of 540 feet.

Last updated: November 10, 2020