D/R/E: 4.8 miles - 540' elevation gain
Hiking Distance Is The Total Length Of The Hike
The Cub Lake trail begins in the willow thickets along the Big Thompson River and continues upward through stands of pine and aspen. Hiking the trail, you pass through a varied landscape of moraines, cliffs, streams and ponds. There is usually a marmot sunning himself on the rocks near the beginning of the trail.It is one of the most diverse hikes in the park and a very popular one. Have a picnic at Cub Lake and retrace your steps down or follow the loop to the Pool.