Visit Palmer Trails for the first time and we like it. Great area to spend a nice day out hiking. The Trails are great to walk and some areas you can climb up within the trail system which give you a little challenge during the hike. The bad thing is the markers and signs throughout the Trails. Some markers were unreadable and some signs did not have the maps.
Other than that it is a great trail system and easy to park and find.
Listed as an advanced trail at the park. Great workout, lots of rocks and scrambling, definitely more of a hike than a walk with great views from the top of the rocks. I'd say it would be suitable for older kids, the littles might have a harder time, though, with sometimes uncertain footing on the gravel. Trail splits several times and reconnects with itself, also crosses several other trails so you've got to pay close attention if you want to stay on Templeton.
My pug made the loop, but was pretty wore out by the end. Husband and I enjoyed it.
This trail was awesome. It is right by my house so very easy to get to from town. The trail is pretty rocky. Hiking is great not too sure if it would be good for mountain biking because of all the rocks but great scenery for being in the city. The only thing I didn't like was that the trials were not marked that great so be careful.
T F. on Templeton Trail
Excellent trail to hike with kids and dogs! You get a fabulous view in all directions of the city while still enjoying a hike through varying terrain. The rock formations accompanying the trail were unique and provided a good opportunity for my kids to adventure around. I also recommend going clockwise for ease of trail tracking. Despite being up in the rocks, there was still a fair amount of foliage to provide refreshing shade throughout the hike. As said already, it's a fabulous hike in our own backyard here in the Springs!
Meredeth I. on Templeton Trail
I wish I would have read more reviews before setting out this morning. I started the trail counterclockwise and had much difficulty following the trail once I reached the Yucca section. I ended up back tracking twice. I eventually found my way back to the Edna Mae Bennett Trail and the North Canon Trailhead. Beautiful morning and still hiked 4ish miles. My dog and I will try this one again. Super loved the easy location!