Bear Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October.
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.
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.
Wouldn't categorize this as a hard trail, but definitely great views. I went off and peaked Mt Buckhorn, very rewarding.
Took bear creek trail to jones park to Louds cabin. Enjoyed it-- nice moderate trail . Started at bear creek park .
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!
I'm a little out of shape, so the steepness was a challenge. But I loved it! Very pretty views
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.
Still a bit of snow
good workout and very relaxing
Nice trail along a creek. Hiked it in the snow and it was a good challenge.