Riding around Waldo Lake

This was one of the most beautiful rides I’ve ever done, but it suffered from being the next ride after my favorite ride of all time on ATCA. It was a good ride, but it was much too flat for my taste and you spend a lot of miles wondering when the ride will get interesting again.

If I did my trip over again I would ride this trail on the first day.



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  • I parked here and paid the $5 day-use fee.
  • There are bathrooms at the trailhead but I did not see water. The lake is available if you need to filter water.
  • I relied on Trailforks to navigate during my ride but still made a couple wrong turns near the end.
  • I brought 3 liters of water and did not use it all.