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20 hours ago

Great hike that only takes a couple hours to complete. Not too challenging for beginners and, as others have said, the view is well worth the climb.

Great views!

So many trails to pick from that all run into the main falls! My eldest son Lars in 2014 at 4 and 5 liked the activity/ information center and Trail maps freely given. Putting our shoes in The waterfalls were his favorite almost as much as lunch on top by the spring! Mt.Cuttler, Burton 3 mile trails, great for families!

Great views. Last 1,000 feet is a rock scramble at 13,000 feet. The last 1,000 is by far the most challenging part. Pay attention to the rock stacks they will guide you to the top. Donuts and coffee at Pikes Peak gift shop are super delicious! Extremely windy and it snowed on us July 28 . Dress in layers and bring gloves it’s cold up too!

We enjoy this hike a lot with our son who’s now 5 years old! Beautiful views and relaxing...

Fun hike, not too hard. My dog loved it. Absolutely gorgeous.

hiking
25 days ago

We definitely did not follow the stairs and our adventure was much funnier that way. We ended up going completely through the creek and taking trails through the trees but the reward at the end was beautiful. Not an easy hike for us but maybe for the experienced hiker it is possibly. Will definitely hike it again.

I hiked this yesterday; started at noon and finished a few minutes after 2. It was my second time on this trail. The weather was perfect and it was moderately challenging but had places of reprieve. The meadow just past the creek is so gorgeous and is filled with lush green grass, wildflowers, and tall sturdy trees along the perimeter. Once you make it to the split, follow the sign for Raspberry Mountain. It gets tough here. Very steep climb, but it’s shaded, so that helps. When you get to the large boulders, follow the trail through them and them hug the outside of them as you round out beside them. The trail seems to disappear a bit, but just stay near the rocks and after about 100 yards, you will see the rocks that you climb up to the top. The view is insane and totally worth the climb. The only drawback for me was the enormous swarm of gnats that cut my viewing pleasure short.

Great one to bring out-of-towners on. Has good shade for most of it to help you on a hot day with reasonable elevation gains. And the view at the top is fantastic.

We took the shuttle from the Devils Playground parking lot to the summit and back. It is a quick and easy for those who want to get to the summit quickly. There was construction at the summit right now. Other then that the views on the summit was beautiful. We experienced sunny, cloudy, windy and hail weather conditions all within an hour while we were up there so be prepared.

Amazing 360 views from the top. Beautiful trail with a steep incline, levels out then another incline.

Beautiful views. Good hike.

great trail, inclines a bit rough but overall not too bad. view is awesome at the top, not too much rock scrambling

This one is all about the views at the end, a worthwhile reward for (what feels like) a lot of up and down along the way. Know that you absolutely must scramble up the rocks at the top to get the full experience - we brought our toddler in a carrier and it wasn't an issue to climb up with an extra person to lend a supporting hand. I think I might have convinced my parents to make the move to Colorado after this one :) On a Monday morning, the trail was plenty empty - we only encountered two other groups along the way. Enjoy!

A good challenge but nothing too intense - the perfect balance. Stunning views at the top! We took family here that lives at sea level and it was the perfect hike for them to start with
- nice and steady. Definitely bring a jacket for the top, it’s quite brisk!

Beautiful views of the formations. Early morning or weekdays are the best way to avoid heavy traffic.

Hiked this back in April. It was beautiful, and an easy hike with plenty of places to stop and take in the beauty surrounding you.

This was such an amazing hike!! Tough in the end but the views are off the carts of Pikes Peak, Catamount Lake and a 360 view of teller county!! Amazing

Much harder than moderate. I would definitely rate as difficult although we started at the bottom of the mountain and hiked to devils playground first so it was a long day.
For this stretch though the last 1/2 mile or so is just scrambling rocks so be prepared. Make sure to follow the cairns or else you’ll end up doing a lot of hand hiking.
Amazing experience for my first 14er but am definitely feeling it today.
I recommend started at the bottom for the full 14er experience and lots of wildflowers and killer views. Come prepared for cool and hot weather, bring snacks and sunscreen, and take an easy pace. It’s 14 miles altogether to come from the bottom.
Overall all... worth it!!

Beautiful views of the Springs. Not the best for smaller children as the trail is narrow with sharp drop offs in some areas. Great on a hot day

My mom (72) and I did this hike on June 30. She did her first hike (ever) this past Wednesday. It’s my 3rd 14er. I agree that the first 2/3 of the hike is pretty easy. Nice trail, very well marked. Once you hit the rocks things get a bit more difficult. Follow the cairns and you can find a decent path but definitely scrambling near the end. My Garmin hiking app had the summit at exactly 3 miles from Devil’s Playground. We took the shuttle back down as it was very windy today and cold (about 47 degrees) at the summit. The views were spectacular.

Me and my wife both did this on Friday. Great little hike for beginners. Not difficult to follow or climb. I’ve done several 14ners. This was my wife’s first. She loved it! She’s already checking when our next vacation will be so we can see what other one we can do! We did get caught in a quick lightning and hail storm and had to hide out in a rock hole for about 20min near the top in the boulders. Little scary but it quickly passed. Very pretty hike!!

Arrived at Devils Playground around 10:30am. Since there is construction at the summit right now they are running a shuttle service from Devils Playground parking lot to the summit and back. We were able to hike to the summit and take the shuttle back down to our vehicle at mile 16 parking lot. First two thirds of the trail is pretty easy. It follows the road for the most part and has some pretty good views to the valley below. The toughest part of the hike seemed to be the incline right before the boulder scramble, which provided a pretty good burn on a steep incline. The rock scramble at the end was fun, more mentally challenging than physically. Most of the cairns were easily visible, however a few were quite small and took a minute for us to find the right way to go. Overall easy path to follow and great for first timers and those who want to get to the summit quickly. Took my wife and I just over an hour and a half of hiking (excluding some water/snack breaks) and we are from much lower altitude (south carolina).

hiking
2 months ago

Very touristy. Insane amount of traffic. The mountain itself is awesome and I would love to just go explore Take my advise and park at one of the pull offs and just start exploring.

Great little trail with one great view after the other.

Not a very difficult hike. Park is pretty crowded and this trail is a nice break from the people.

love the trails

Quick easy trail!

walking
2 months ago

We lugged a 50 pound six year old on our backs. Gravely in a lot of places. Dad slipped once with kiddo on back at a gravely stair on way down. Great intro for flat landers getting used to altitude. Total elevation gain is way more than the 6 feet listed!

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