Palmer Park Outer Loop Trail

MODERATE 74 reviews
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Palmer Park Outer Loop Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.9 miles 1080 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A multitude of trail combinations that make it very easy to make your ride into an all day affair. This trail has everything from the easy flowy trails to black diamond descents through rock gardens.

6 days ago

So convenient. A great hiking area right in the middle of the city. Easy trails to moderate trails. Great views to boot! I've been hiking there for 10 years now.

26 days ago

29 days ago

1 month ago

Nice trail with beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

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.

walking
2 months ago

Pretty views!! Wouldnt be hard to get confused where you're at, no markings along the trails and no "specific" place to park/start that I could find! Loved all the scenery though.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It's like a mini mountain in the middle of the city.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy to find and follow. Took the kids and we all managed it, youngest is nearly 3. Dogs loved it too. Definitely better to do it anti clockwise and get the climb out of the way at the beginning.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It was a nice trail with some good views. Good place to walk the dogs.

4 months ago

Ok. Trail wasn't always easy to follow but it is a good trail for kids.

hiking
5 months ago

Ok but to me, it was just a dog park.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Its been a while since I road P Park, entered from east side and jumped on the Cheyenne Trail via Kinnickiinnick.
The trail system is in poor condition, looks like the resent rains have taken a toil on them.
Ride with caution, lots of washout and unexpected drops, but was a fantastic morning!

mountain biking
5 months ago

I have lived In CS all my life (61yrs) and have used this little patch of undeveloped land for hiking, horse back riding, picnics and mountain biking.
I add it to my Rock Island loop(mountain biking) and enjoy the fact that it is easy to get to with varying degrees of trail difficulty thru out the park.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Located right in the middle of Co Springs is this fun trail with wonderful views. We made it to the Grandview Overlook which had a great view of Pikes Peak. Some of the trails are not marked very well so we were wandering for awhile. Drawback is vehicle traffic and many hikers. Another good trail that gives another birds eye view of the city and Pikes Peak. Not my favorite trail due to location.

hiking
6 months ago

Its nice relaxful walk and workout. meet some great people of the trail

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty solid area lots of shorter trails too in the mix. And a decent amount of climbing. You can pretty much wander off course and climb shit and end up back on a trail of some sort pretty fun