Pulpit Rock Park Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A hidden gem in the downtown Colorado Springs area. The park is a network of many small trails, with the highlight being the climb to the Pulpit Rock ridge line. The top provides beautiful views of the Rockies. The climb is of moderate difficulty, with the perimeter trails being an easy walk.
It's a beautiful trail. Hiking up to the top is fairly easy and the view is immensely beautiful and serene. Watch out for rattlesnakes sunning.
Nice area for quick jaunts. It's nice to branch off this particular loop, and the rock formations at the top are interesting. There are some fun geocaches in the area for those who partake.
Quiet, not crowded. Slippery trails getting to the actual rock.
The trail is so developed, but I followed the map and it worked fine though sometimes I went off track and that's because there weren't any signs along the trail.
First of all, the trails are in awful shape. The primary ones are at least wide enough, but the trail marked on this app going clockwise up to the top is less of a hiking trail and more of a water runoff or game trail. I was often trekking through tall grass on a very narrow trail, and I was worried I would run into rattlesnakes given the fact that I was essentially walking in untouched area. Second, the trailhead marked on this app is in a neighborhood, and there are at least three better options that each have public parking lots. I recommend finding one of those then taking the trail counter-clockwise up to the top. Overall, I'm not impressed, and while the views were fine enough, I'm not likely to do this one again.
Very pretty, not exactly what I would call easy at least from the perspective of someone new to Colorado and Hiking. I found the map accuracy off a bit, perhaps due to the condition of the trails after heavy rain. We had to really search to find the trail at times as the system isn't marked. Definitely worth the trip, the view from pulpit is fantastic. Kids can hike this, but the main loop is long and rough. My 11 year old had trouble in a few spots. Surface is slippery, narrow, and rock strewn for much of the trail. It's worth the effort in my book, just take water, watch footing, and have good footwear.
Lots of branch offs. Nice to have the gps map.
Lots of different paths branch off. Good views but pretty busy.
Quick and easy
This was a fun trail for the whole family. The trails closer to the top had a lot of loose rocks and need some TLC. If you are not sure footed or have very young kids this would be too much for them to make it to the summit, as parts of the trail is vertical and on smooth boulders. Our 7 year old did just fine and only needed a little help. If you stay on the wide trail you can end up in a neighborhood, and by judging from others recordings it's an easy mistake to do. The trail leading to Pulpit Rock is very narrow, if coming from the north, and almost missed it. The view is great! I love how it's so close, but perfect for a nice quiet hike.
Nice walk with the kids. They enjoyed exploring around the top. A bit of loose rock. Love that it's close to the city.
Great views from the top! It's ready to get off course but all paths connect at some point so you end up at the top.
I'd prefer that the trails were marked better. Also, the distance we did was off compared to what was noted. The trail was nice but also difficult in parts that weren't noted. We were fine but it does seem unsafe for children in parts or those expecting an easier hike.
Nice short hike. Side trail we took up from the main trail had some harder parts
Not a bad hike for being in the city. We took the hike/bike trail to the top and it was a fun climb for me and our 10 year old. Good for a short day climb when you don't have time to get out of the city. I would recommend making this an out and back to the top as the loop trail goes near a smelly sewage runoff. Gross.