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1 day ago

Drive to the trailhead was easy. Ice on a few areas of the trail. Used spikes; no problem! Beautiful hike this morning!

Awesome hike. The way up is almost as enjoyable as the view at the top. Slick in many places. We started by 9 and didn’t see too many people. We also did Horsethief and checked out the frozen waterfall. A great day.

Started at 6 am...was a little disappointed that after hiking all day....the summit house only had t-shirts that said I Hiked from the car....way too commercialized....and too many people. Prefer less crowded 14ers....

17 days ago

Hiked 3/2/18. As previously reported the road to trailhead is snow covered. I made it fine with AWD and you could make it with 2wd BUT if someone else is coming the other direction then you might get stuck trying to move over for them. Fantastic hike overall. Trail was snow covered but spikes were not needed

Beautiful short hike....falls are the perfect place for a picnic..

Always beautiful...hiked with a friend....after working overnight...relatively easy hike with stunning views at the top....

First 14er! Started sometime around 5:30 AM. Had some difficulty following the trail in the dark (with head lamp) and missed the 646A sign. Had to use the All trails app to help. Once on the right trail, no problems until the last 1/4 mile scramble d/t missing some cairns. Fun hike. Felt like I did millions of squats. Definetly felt the burn in some areas. Beatiful scenery. Of course loads of people at the summit. It is what it is. Parking for this trail is a bit bumpy, go at a snails pace especially in the dark!

Difficulty: Moderate

What I Like About This Hike: The 360-degree views from the summit! Not only is Raspberry Mountain located only a short trip from the Colorado Springs area – making it an awesome half-day adventure – but, moreover, the views from the top are unparalleled, offering magnificent landscapes of the ubiquitous Pikes Peak as well as the unique formations of the surrounding land (i.e., Lost Wilderness, Catamount Reservoirs, South Park, and if it is clear enough, the Collegiate Peaks).

On the Trail: The hike begins with short, steep switchbacks. Then, it levels out through a meadow and gentle forest floors. Eventually, you'll turn right on the forest road after crossing a creek. After a short uphill walk, you will turn left, leaving the Ring the Peak trail. From here, it is a relatively intense and mostly uphill climb to the top. Definitely make sure you come prepared on this hike; every time I've done it, I have encountered adverse weather.

How to Get There: Take US24 to Divide and turn south at the light in Divide onto US67 (if you're coming from Colorado Springs, this will be a left turn), continuing for about 4 miles south. Just after passing the Mueller State Park entrance (which is on the right side), you will turn left onto CR-62. You will continue a few miles up the dirt road. A little way after passing the Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, you will see the trailhead parking on your left. Note: you've gone too far if you reach the Crags parking lot (which is also a fabulous hike!).

More on: http://intheknowadventures.com/exploreblog/2018/2/20/raspberry-mountain

Summited Pikes Peak from here on 16 Feb. Road to trailhead was snowy but easily passable for my truck in 2WD. Trail was easy to follow below the tree line, but lost it a few times above. Just follow the cairns. Huge winds at the summit, but very little snow. Didn’t use any floatation or traction up or down. Great and tough winter hike!!

Easy to follow the entire way. Absolutely stunning views by the pancake rocks. Some of the nicest hikers and dog-friendly folk I've yet encountered. What a great surprise it was like a fall day in February.

1 month ago

Hiked 2/3/18. Road to trailhead was snow covered. 4wd/Awd helpful, but there was one 2wd vehicle in parking lot. Much of the trail was packed snow and some ice. Traction not necessary, but trekking poles were helpful. Nice views

First 14ner. And a winter ascent to boot. Tough but fair. Great experience

A beautiful hike, especially in the Fall.

the mtn was fairly kind a bit cold and windy on top but not to bad for middle of January very little snow and able to summit in 4.5 hours thank God for the hand dryers in the summit house bathrooms.

I've done Raspberry Mountain twice now. First time in Spring, excellent hike. This last time was a few weeks ago with a few inches of snow on the ground still between the trees. Beautiful views along the way and an amazing scenic overview from the top. It's a fairly easy hike, I see people of all ages doing it.

This is an easy trail to find (trailhead is next to a short train tunnel on the side of the road). It is a relatively steep trail but very well marked and relatively well traveled. We typically carry up a lunch with us and sit on the rocks overlooking the valley. It has been an annual hike for us for the last 12 years on vacation and will continue to be so.

2 months ago

Relatively lightly traveled and not especially hard. The views are beatiful. The first time we attempted it a few years ago, some of the markers had been knocked down and we could not complete it, but since then, we have returned to find it well marked and worth the hike!

Moderate to Difficult well-marked trail. We have done it as a family and returned with friends to share the beauty. Well shaded and excellent 360-degree views on top. There is a little bit of scrambling at the last 30 feet (not especially hard and well worth the view!! We WILL be doing this one again as an annual vacation hike along with Pancake Rocks Trail

2 months ago

Did it on New Years Eve, trail was in good condition, it was cold and windy above treeline. Layer up!

Loved this trail. Beautiful falls at the top. Nice if you just have an hour or two.

2 months ago

Great trail with amazing views. Weather can change quickly.

This hike was amazing, me and my good friend hiked up Raspberry today. Snow here and there, great reward at the top, stellar views all around. You can see at least 5 different towns, and several mountain ranges at the top. The hike took us roughly 4hours and we stopped to look at everything so the trek can easily be done in 3. Such a cool hike!

2 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful every step of the way. Light snow 1/2 to 1" much of the trail. the rocks at the end are slippery but the views you pay for are more than worth it.

great hike up and back. Difficult above the tree line, especially with weather.

Trail today was snow packed. Spikes are recommended:) the trail was beautiful today.


light snow and ice, falls and creek completely iced over. just below freezing at the falls, 45 at the trailhead.

Beautiful views, excellent trail

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