Raspberry Mountain Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Divide, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The hike to the top of Raspberry Mountain is a pleasant six mile jaunt (round trip) through the Pike National Forest. The trail is wide and smooth, most of it shaded by tall dark Colorado Spruce. Sentinel Point and the northernmost of the Sibling Spires are visible occasionally about four miles to the south, whetting your appetite for the "Big View" available at the summit, when the Crags, Pike's Peak and the Catamount Reservoirs spread across the horizon's southeastern quadrant. Early morning trekkers will have the best light for views to the north and west as well (and will be less likely to get short changed by storms in the summer).
Completed with my 13 and 9 year old daughters. A little sandy/gravelly, but the incredible view at the top is worth it!
I was used to the old trail, but this one might be better, in terms of views and difficulty (as in, more difficult). New, MUCH larger parking lot is a plus. Follow the Ring the Peak trail around until you hit a T junction with signs pointing left for Raspberry. You join up with the old trail at the top of the (STEEP) hill. General rule of thumb since there's no markers is just stay to the left and wind your way around. Peek-a-boo views from that point on.Arrived shortly after 7am on a Saturday and were the first ones in the lot. Didn't run into anyone until about midway down. PERFECT timing. Still amazing views, highly recommend.
Nice trail!, beautiful views.
Easy, fun, and short. Great views for a day hike.
The redesigned (2016) Raspberry Mountain trail is a pleasant, relatively uncrowded hike with a spectacular payoff at the end: Unobstructed 360 degree views.
The new parking area utilizes a large space for the Ring the Peak trail. To reach the trailhead, take State Highway 67 south from Divide. Just past the entrance to Mueller State Park, turn east at the sign for Craggs C. G.
About half a mile in along a dirt road, you will past the old trailhead (closed) where a sign points ahead to: Raspberry Mountain Trail 1.4 miles.
Less than a mile further on, turn right at the Rocky Mountain Mennonite camp (a tiny sign for Raspberry Mountain points to the right.) About a half mile further, you will see the well- marked Ring the Peak (Raspberry Mountain) parking area.
I arrived at 8:30 on a beautiful early September morning, and was surprised to find only one vehicle in the spacious parking area. I ran into only a handful of hikers on the trail.
Much of the trail is along long-abandoned roads. At the top of a steady climb, you will come to a T junction, where the Ring the Peak trail goes right, and a sign directs Raspberry mountain hikers to the left. There are no more signs on the trail after that, but the wide trail is pretty easy to follow. You go pretty much straight up, with few switchbacks.
When you reach the giant boulders at the top, circle all the way around to the left until you find paths to the top.
Enjoy the panoramic views!!!
Loved it, the view is great. Full 360 when you get to the top.
Nice trail. Can't wait to snowshoe it
Great hike. Hard to find at first. After you get onto 67 you want to go until you see sign for craggs c.g. Turn left drive a little til you see sign saying raspberry mountain 1.4 miles. Once you get to Mennonite camp turn right. Don't drive past the office. You want to turn right before the office. Then you will drive a little ways down and the parking lot will be on the left. You have to hike on ring the peak trail for a ways. You go through a forest then come to a road. Go to the right. Follow the path through the Meadow and then there will be more paths up to where raspberry mountain access is. Then it's a straight shot from there. Amazing hike. Worth the effort. About 45 minutes up 30 down. So fun.
Excellent hike. Good for all ages.
Such a beautiful trail. The view at the top is incredible. I will indeed be doing this trail again :)
At the start I do agree, it can be confusing.
This trail has recently been modified - no longer able to start from the old trail head - no parking and trail closed.
You now start on Ring the Peak trail for about 2 miles - then take a new section of trail over and finish up on Raspberry Mountain Trail. Ring the Peak trail can be easy to get lost on at the very beginning - we weren't the only ones lost at the start today!
Great view on the top! About 3 miles each way on the modified trail.
Decent length trail, but the path is wide and easy to follow. Great view from the top makes it all worth it. Occasional views on the way up, but the real sights are from the peak.
Trail was closed 6/12/2016 for removal of dead trees. Sounds like it has been closed for two weeks, not sure when it will reopen. I'm sure this is a beautiful trail, will try it again later this summer.
I love this trail, not too hard. The view never disappoints. The weather was pretty perfect, minus the cool breeze. We did the hike early so that's probably why it was a little cold. Otherwise amazing, I would recommend this to anyone with kids, pets, or beginners.
3 miles to the top, moderate trail with good elevation gain on a clear/obvious trail. Occasional peaks at some views along the way, but the payoff is all at the top. 360 degrees of stunning views for miles! February trail is snow packed with minimal ice...advise yaktraks or spikes.