Bear Creek Trail

HARD 12 reviews
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Bear Creek Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible from May until October.

7.0 miles 1492 feet Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

walking

wild flowers

Directions from Gold Camp Road: Take 26th Street southwest from Highway 24 in Old Colorado City. Follow it to the hairpin turn/intersection with the High Drive. Park your car at the turn and walk up the High Drive approximately 1 mile to the Bear Creek Traihead.

hiking
9 days ago

Great views! If you do out/back on same path it's continuous grade. If you do the loop described it will be more variability.

hiking
1 month ago

Wouldn't categorize this as a hard trail, but definitely great views. I went off and peaked Mt Buckhorn, very rewarding.

hiking
3 months ago

Took bear creek trail to jones park to Louds cabin. Enjoyed it-- nice moderate trail . Started at bear creek park .

hiking
3 months ago

Phew!!! The "switchbacks" on the backside side of this thing are very long and very steep. Grade A calf burner. Serious suck in the first leg of this hike but you summit quickly then enjoy a long relaxing trail all the way down. Brace yourself for the first 30min to an hour but it's a small fraction of time compared to how you'll be spending most of the trail. Cool streams and even a little bridge to cross. Love this trail! Great views and an awesome workout. If you park at the trailhead just remember when you get spit back out onto the paved road go left!

hiking
4 months ago

I'm a little out of shape, so the steepness was a challenge. But I loved it! Very pretty views

hiking
5 months ago

This trail should not he labeled as hard. It's a moderate at max and that is only because of the distance. Trails where gradual increase in elevation. Great scenery but nothing to write home about.

7 months ago

Still a bit of snow

7 months ago

good workout and very relaxing

hiking
2 years ago

2 years ago

Nice trail along a creek. Hiked it in the snow and it was a good challenge.

walking
3 years ago

Awesome trail, grandkids loved it.

hiking
6 years ago

this trail is a little difficult especially if your a little out of shape, but very rewarding.