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4 hours ago

Amazing views! I didn’t get to finish the trail since I started too late in the day; I only went out three miles. I’ll absolutely be going back soon to finish it though. Some of the rocky parts were probably made a tad harder in the snow but still not bad. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to do the trail if you’re going to go.

washed out
1 day ago

Excellent hike with a little history at the top, I love hikes with a goal! As for the trails, Turkey Trot was far more entertaining than the Castle side which we came down. Being that the Castle trail was on the sunny side, it was pretty slushy and muddy. Yaks or spikes were necessary today to prevent slipping on my a$$.

2 days ago

This isn’t for beginners, but I did it! I almost died. Ha! Just kidding. Very steep but it’s worth the trip. The views are majestic let alone the physical challenge it brings is exceptional. I’ll definitely be back here this summer when I visit COS.

Loved this hike! Great variety. Definitely need spikes as there’s lots of snow, but no need for snowshoes. Loved the variety of the differing terrain, between mountains, through the forest, up and downs. Will definitely do this again soon!

4 days ago

Definitely I tough hike if your not used to elevation- probably not smart to fly in from Texas on 3 hours sleep and go directly to the hike. Considering all of that I made it 1.3 miles ( approximately 1700 steps) before deciding to be smart and take the 1st trail down. My stomach was jacked and my heart was pounding even though my pulse was not that high. Lesson learned - get in a few days early to acclimate, hydrate, and try it again. I still had a great hike and really enjoyed the views and light snow. On a positive note I did bring water, microspikes, and proper clothing

Note: went back today and made it up with no altitude issues. I will make this hike whenever I am in town - great workout

man what a workout but worth it. icy would suggest using spikes.

6 days ago

Great challenge for anyone. Scenic views. Well trafficked but not over crowded.

Perfect. Yak tracks or microspikes help but not required.

Went on a fresh snow day. It was stunning great views wildlife and moderate traffic. Under the snow there was packed ice but the drag snow kept the walk stable without having to wear spikes. Snowshoeers were out and about. I’d definitely do it again!

Beautiful covered in snow. Took my dog for a walk - can make it as short or as long as you’d like.

beautiful hike! lots of snow overnight, some spots near the top had almost a foot. we hiked with just our boots but snowshoes for some of the less trafficked trails would probably be better. so much fun :)

Great variety of terrains.

13 days ago

2nd time back and a little less rough but still very challenging. The final 200 steps are icy and spikes would be ideal but I did it without them.

Awesome trail and a great workout!!

Little icy in spots but all in all a really solid hike with great views!

trail running
16 days ago

My favorite since even before it was ever open !

LEG WORKOUT! So so worth it! Feels very rewarding to have completed this one.

Way more than I anticipated but worth every leg cramp and labored breath.

16 days ago

I first learned about this place in 2015. I took the opportunity to climb it in June 2016. It is a rather tough climb, especially if one is not in the best of physical condition as I was. The keys to complete this climb is to be absolutely committed to climb to the summit, take at least 2 liters of water (I use a camel pack), take your time & rest when necessary, and enjoy the stunning vistas. I plan on going back in June 2019, & maybe even climbing all the way to Pike's Peak, time permitting.

Hiked Apex trail to Enchanted Forest today. 10000% recommend! There was a few icy spots but nothing too bad. I just used hiking boots. Some spots are covered in snow (packed down on the trail) and other spots were just muddy. Depends on where the shade vs sun was. Highly recommend, Great hike near Denver. Cant wait to come back in the summer and see the creek.

55 degree day after a string of warm temps and there's still plenty of hard packed snow and ice on the trails. In the places that were bare, I did not encounter much mud. I did not have any sort of traction devices, and managed, but I could have used them today.

17 days ago

We wanted to do the Mt. Zion Mtn bike but there wasn’t much signage so we ended up on part of this trail. Started at the trailhead with the porta-potties and went a total of 3 miles. Stopped at the mansion and the nature center for a few before heading back down. Parts of the trail had packed snow but basic hiking shoes worked well (went on 01/05/18). Our dog loved it, but we really wish more people would be responsible for picking up their pet’s waste. We never leave home without poo bags, they are so small and easy to grab! Also, as someone else said, lots of kids and people who weren’t actually hikers out on the trail. More busy than we would have liked. When there was a view it was amazing, we are glad we took this trail.

On a January day, 59 degrees, full sun on clear paths and trails, a great way to escape for a couple hours. Yes, there are lots of geese (but so do the golf courses). The flowing brook was picturesque with ice covering some of it.
Ice fisherman were on the reservoir- no idea if fish were caught. The trails were not crowded and the bikers respectful.

The hike itself is nice the terrain is good although some snow. This is a moderate hike with some great views definitely enjoyed it.
You can access the trail from different points so keep that in mind.

Good hike. Couple of muddy spots and some snow pack towards the top. Didn’t need yaktrax. Nice views.

We went on a sunny day four days after the snow. We could see snow had been melted in most the places. Trail was muddy in some places. Lot of houses are there nearby! Restroom was clean.

A little icy and snowy in some areas, but plenty of parking and a beautiful hike.

Solid climbs/workout, but really close to civilization. You can see houses for a lot of the hike.

There are so many different offsets to trails that this particular one is easy to lose. I would definitely recommend tracking your hike on the app. I took the wrong way multiple times but it was still a nice hike, nonetheless. This trail has really nice views of the mountains and red rocks. Would recommend for out of state visitors. This is a nice space for close to home trails. Microspikes were not needed January 1st.

For a city-style hike it was good exercise but nothing especially interesting.

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