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Lower Cataract Loop Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (7)

Hike through old growth to view Cataract Falls.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

8,755' 2,669 m

High

8,642' 2,634 m

Low

169' 52 m

Up

103' 32 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 7 votes

#1

in Heeney

#10672

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  4.0 from 7 votes
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#1

in Heeney

#927

in Colorado

#10,672

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Waterfalls were so loud, even a 1/2 mile away!
Jun 15, 2022 near Vail, CO
Looking to the end of the lake.
Jul 27, 2019 near Vail, CO

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Jun 15, 2022
Paul Gallaher
Trail is in good shape. A few stretches of mud that are easy to get past. Some small stretches could use a machete just to whack back the vegetation. 2.5mi — 1h 15m
Sep 17, 2020
Tracey Ziniel
Aug 28, 2020
Joe Harrington
Aug 5, 2020
Darcy L
Great for families and beautiful.
Jun 27, 2020
Bill Felsher
May 21, 2020
Rich Mirabella
climb a waterfall
Sep 14, 2019
Tim L
2.4mi — 1h 25m
Jul 3, 2019
Travis Lent
Easy stroll around a beautiful lake with large waterfall and cascades. 3mi — 1h 22m