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Beautiful hike! Steady incline to the summit but not very hard at all. Awesome views. Please pick up your dogs poop! I’ve done this trail multiple times and have always found people just leaving their dogs poop bag along the trail. There is a trash can at the bottom, it isn’t hard to do. If you find a lot of bags littered, consider picking it up and disposing of it yourself. Let’s keep the trail clean!

hiking
6 days ago

We did this hike with our two pups. It was nice and we loved being able to hike down to the river where all the fly fishers are. It was very pretty but it's definitely a moderate hike if you choose to go to the river.

trail running
12 days ago

Challenging first 1.7 (according to Garmin watch) mile up through some ice and snow. Coming back down was gradual downhill and fun to run. Trail has some great views. We were there on a sunny winter Sunday and only came by a few other people.

Returned to do the entire loop. Clocks in at 6.2 miles. Good workout, conquering the almost 1300 ft of elevation gain. Popular on the weekend, but few do the entire loop. Many sections of slippery ice/snow. I wouldn’t have felt comfortable without traction spikes, but saw some going without, although very slowly. The loop doesn’t exit where the parking/trailhead is, you need to turn right down snow-covered road to Gold Camp Rd, go up the hill to find trailhead parking. Long, challenging hike, but worth it as it is beautiful!

Nice hike with great views. First half can get snow/icy, so bring traction if you’re not “sure-footed”. Quiet during the week, popular hike on the weekend. Challenging up hill, but not hard. If you’re in decent shape, shouldn’t be a problem. Saw lots of deer. Beautiful view at the summit. Will do this trail again!

This trail was very scenic and beautiful. Easy hike and worth the views!

hiking
17 days ago

Highly recommend spikes on shoes this time of year, practically a necessity. Fairly short way up for an incredible pay off

Hiked on Jan. 2 on mostly packed snow about two inches deep. We used spikes but probably would have been fine without them. We had the trail all to ourself except for a few deer.

Beautiful shirt trail!

Beautiful!!!

hiking
20 days ago

Nice easy trail to a good view of Cheyenne Mountain, Broadmoor, Colorado Springs and Garden of the Gods.

hiking
21 days ago

According to the trail signs it was actually .3 miles one way. The waterfall was iced over and trail very slick. Beautiful views tho

Hiked only part if this trail with my dog-going back to hike full trail! Beautiful views, moderate hike. Saw only two other hikers whole time so it was very quiet and peaceful.

hiking
27 days ago

Awesome views. Started snowing once we were at the top. However, you should have spikes on your shoes right now. Tons of slick ice. Fell most of the way down. But was worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Sooooo dope 10/10 with beautiful sights all the way up. Hiked in December of 2018 and the first bit was pretty icy just watch where you’re going!

nice little hike. consistent uphill climb but not too difficult. trail has packed snow and ice on the north side. very nice view of Colorado Springs.

We love it. Very beautiful.

One of the best hikes in the Springs. Not easy, but really pretty.

Beautiful and dynamic sights.

trail running
1 month ago

Back part is very icey. You will fall unless you have proper foot gear. Some ice in the middle too. Still some good runnable areas. Pretty views. Decent climb.

easy fun day hike for our family of six..met lots of nice folks with dogs along the way.

Hiked this in early December. The trail has packed snow in most places (popular trail!). Beautiful, quiet hike to enjoy the winter scenery and the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning view from the top, especially with the snow and Christmas lights around the city. Trail was lightly covered in snow, definitely icy in spots from being packed down. Spikes not necessary, yaktrax may have been a little helpful in the icier areas, but also not a necessity. Left the trailhead at 4:30pm, jogged (slowly) about half of the trail back down and got to the car by 5:15 just as it got dark enough for a headlamp. Short and sweet!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this the day after thanksgiving. Lovely canyon, very quiet and peaceful hike. Not many people there except anglers, no snow in late November. A bit windy but very scenic throughout.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail pretty much weaves in and out of the Gill trail for about 3 miles. Fairly difficult fishing access the further up you go, as the Gill trail tends to move up and away from the river.

1 month ago

Icy

off road driving
1 month ago

It’s been a couple months since we visited this trail and I am just now getting around to writing a review.

Much of this trail is now closed and what remains is now uneventful. In an almost stock 1995 Jeep YJ, only a 2” lift, we were able to complete the trail without needing 4wd except for the few “play areas” that we found.

Like most of the Rampart Range area, it’s just not a great place for Jeeps and views are sporadic.

walking
2 months ago

A grand few hours with my three year old lad. Pretty skippy at the bottom and we took our time coming down but we made it up and back safe and sound. Some lovely views and we only saw about eight other folks the whole time so it was perfect.

Love this trail! It has the perfect balance of climbing and down hill running.

hiking
2 months ago

Great winter hike on a snow covered trail. Unfortunately, we did not get to enjoy the views at the top as it was very cloudy. A long-tailed weasel crossed our path with a vole in its mouth and we also saw a woodpecker. There were also several dogs not on leashes as well as bagged (and unbagged) dog poop littering the trail.

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