Irma F. on Fountain Creek Nature Trail
I live in Fountain and love this trail. close to home and can go anytime I want.
Decent place for a walk but there are a few downsides. Lots of trails close to the creek and ponds, tons of birds, and even saw a turtle hanging out in one of the ponds. Most of that area has a distinct sewage smell. Not sure if it's the creek or what, but I wouldn't fish or swim here. Tons of people here, however it was Labor Day so there may be less people during the normal week. Ok experience overall, but not great if you are trying to get away from people.
Very pretty trail that is much longer than the 1. What ever miles listed. I did 6 today and could go further. Easy easy walk. Only giving 3 stars because I like hikes with more incline and challenges but it's a great trail to bring family out on and see nature.
This is a linear trail that spans many miles with many different entry points. I have ran on it from the Fountain Creek Nature Center to the south end as well as ran north from this point about 4 miles before turning around. I have parked in a neighborhood in Stratmoore and ran north 4 miles out and back as well. For the most part this is a flat trail. The southern end is more "remote" with wide open views of Pikes Peak and Cheyanne Mountain. More north as you get closer to Colorado Springs I was finding a fair amount of homeless camps along the creek under overpasses and in wooded areas.
There are multiple signs saying that the trail is too damaged to be used, however you can go around these signs as it is still passable on foot. If you are biking you will have to get off at a couple points but not a big deal.
My wife loves going to this trail. One can go south or north, with the latter being more difficult. All around great trail for the entire family. On a good day, one can see ducks, deer, or an occasional horse. My wife and I have been going to that trail for years and we love it. We recommend it!