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Lovely hike with a beautiful view of the reservoir

We hiked this twice. Once our second day in Breckenridge and then again with our friends when they... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Penny B
Driftwood, Texas, United States
Easy walk

Easy walk around the lake. A number of benches to sit and enjoy the view, fish or enjoy a snack... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Iowa City, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a nice morning walk if you're staying in one of the hotels on the south side o town. It's not exciting, dangerous or expensive...just a nice walk around a pretty little lake. Stroller friendly around the lake, but getting there with a stroller...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank WILLIAM B
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We hiked this twice. Once our second day in Breckenridge and then again with our friends when they arrived a few days later. It is a lovely hike, much of it along a stream. The reservoir is such a nice place to sit and have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Penny B
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Easy walk around the lake. A number of benches to sit and enjoy the view, fish or enjoy a snack. Good trail along the stream. When we were there a lady had caught five rainbow trout.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TGS123_13
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Like many reviewers we hiked to the reservoir from the Snowflake Lift and went beyond to the Fairy Forest. The hike was safe, beautiful, peaceful, and not strenuous. The lake is pretty and not very big so it is easy to add a lap around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank traveling_smiles
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This hike starts at the base of the Snowflake lift on Four-o-Clock Road. It follows the creek up the mountain and ends at Sawmill Reservoir. Fun and easy hike for little ones and lots to see along the way. No dangerous cliffs, etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mtnwinegirl
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very simple hike yet BEAUTIFUL! very shaded, runs along side a gorgeous babbling brook. Kids of all ages would enjoy this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emilyo844
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great hike for 3 year old to reservoir with views of mountains at Breckenridge. From the bottom of the Snowflake lift there are two paths. The easiest path is along a stream straight up into the forest with a gradual easy and wide path and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joanr1177
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our daughter's wedding party did their wedding photos up here in June and we have the most wonderful pictures ever. We also took the short hike up Snowflake lift trail with 50 of our guests the day before who really enjoyed the scenery. Easy hike,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Mamamao
Reviewed 26 June 2018

In my previous review, I admitted that I'd never visited Sawmill Reservoir on a sunny day (since I'd always been hiking in the mountains on those days), and I was not impressed when the day was dingy and I did a lap around this small...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great place to visit with our group! We had several children, all under age 8. The main trail around the reservoir was stroller friendly. There are several other smaller trails going away from the reservoir which we did not do. The scenery...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 4trishaj
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Shane H
13 February 2018|
Response from TravelerChicagoarea |
Bring your snowshoes
24 July 2017|
Response from jcofer84 | Reviewed this property |
I think it took us an hour and a half. We also took a break at the pond.