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This is one of my favorite hikes yet. You get beautiful views of the city and mountains. There is a cute area at the top that would be great for a picnic. There are a few narrow areas so just be careful with the kiddos.

Beautiful views and much more secluded than accessing via North Cheyenne Cañon. Really enjoyed the 4wd trail testing out my Jeep as well. Everyone complains about the shooting in the area, but I was not bothered by it or ever felt unsafe. Although I always carry my gun with me while on hikes and camping. So if shooting makes you uncomfortable just be aware they are allowed to shoot in the area, but not on the same side as the trail access as any responsible gun owner will only shoot with a backstop. I did dispersed camping in Frosty Park before hiking up Mt. Rosa in the morning and had breakfast on the peak with no one around. Only saw 2 other groups of hikers coming up as I was descending.

Not the most spectacular falls by any means, but an average hike with some elevation gain. Heavy traffic with familes and dogs on a narrow trail most of the way. If you're up for the challenge and more miles I highly suggest continuing up to Mt. Rosa for some beautiful views.

hiking
3 days ago

Good hike, a few hard spots, beautiful views.

awesome hike!

You need a 4x4 , wrangler, SUV or truck to get to this trailhead. I am sure this is a 5-Star hike but we had to turn around since we were driving a hybrid rental car. The trail description does not mention this very important fact (about getting to the trailhead on a very rutted, narrow and rocky road). Travel safe!

Note that the beginning is reached by starting at The Crags Trail trailhead. and the last section is a scramble/bouldering area, not actual hiking. Probably around 1000 feet. the most challenging section if you are not accustomed to high altitudes will probably be the zig-zag section right as you clear the tree line. Spectacular views and some challenging inclines along the way. Bring plenty of water and plan for or around the afternoon storms and you're golden. Also, watch for the rock stacks on the last section. they'll guide you up for the most part

hiking
16 days ago

One of the best trails. Great time

hiking
16 days ago

Falls are nice once you get there. The length of the hike is a bit much for a half-day outing. The initial portion on the forest road is exposed and hot, pretty forgettable. The trail itself is mostly covered, but a pretty consistent, significant uphill grade.

Really enjoyed this hike. Starts out easy on a old road with gradual gain. Then comes to a more typical much narrower trail through the trees with a more intense elevation gain. Views from the top were great. Be prepared to share the trail with mountain bikers and dirt bikes

(Hiked in October 2017) this hike was really enjoyable, didn’t take up much of the day, and had great views. Definitely worth checking out.

Easy hike with lots of varied green views and close to the city!

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike with a little ice around the falls today.

It was not moderate; it was difficult. We went to check out the seven bridges trail... and ended on this trail. It was ok. The water was low but ok.

Worth checking out! Hike starts pretty slow/uneventful up an old road, however beautiful views of surrounding mountains/valleys, trail picks up before the actual start of the trail, watch out for signs, if you aren’t experienced as the trail isn’t all that well marked. The last .2 mile is the steepest but well worth it! Falls were slow as others have mentioned but still gorgeous and a great place to stop for lunch or to just recharge for the decent. Garmin tracked the trail around 6.8ish miles.

hiking
27 days ago

wouldn’t drive more than an hour for this but it definitely worth a see. It’s beautiful. Come at sunset or sunrise. We got there for 6 but 7 was better. Perfect for kids of any age... keep them off the formations though it’s really fragile. It’s honestly a walk not a hike but I managed to pushed out 3 miles using the trail. Spent 2 hours in the park. There are 3 parking lots. Park in the 2nd one

One of my favorite hikes all time!!!

Excellent. Variety of options to veer off. Beautiful terrain. Kids 9 and 13 handled it.

hiking
29 days ago

Simple hike with a clear path and beautiful views at the top. There's a place to sit and overlook the whole city if you continue on and over some rocks. Doesn't take long to summit!

hiking
30 days ago

Trail was somewhat difficult to follow - not many signs to let you know if you were on the right track after trail forks. Lots of shade. Last portion was fairly steep but the views were worth it. Be careful as most hikers we encountered did not leash their dogs on this trail.

Soooooo, we didn’t make it to the trail because there was no mention of how horrible the road to the trailhead was. Wouldn’t recommend driving a small car, sedan or sports car because the road is full of potholes, rocks, uneven bumps and did I mention huge rocks sticking out of the road. So will review again when we returned with a proper vehicle.

hiking
30 days ago

It was so fun! We went too late and didn’t make it to the waterfall, we didn’t want to get stuck in the dark! We will be going back but earlier next time.

Even though the flow of the falls was a bit low, it was still beautiful and the overall view of Colorado Springs and surrounding mountains was absolutely breathtaking at the end of trail. I agree with some of the other posts that the trail is not well marked, however. We had to back track to the last stretch when we missed the ascent to the left that was only marked off by a large branch and some rocks. Hikers from out of town may just see that as a fun natural obstacle, as I did. Even with that though, this was still our favorite hike; more awe inspiring than Seven Bridges Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

My tracker placed the hike at 6.7 miles. It's pretty and offers nice mountain views along the way. But too many people fail to clean up after their dogs. Be careful as you walk this trail.

Great little workout

on Lake Gulch Trail Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Hot hike. Great wildlife viewing.

walking
1 month ago

Like everyone else has said it looks very underwhelming at first but once you get to the formations it's definitely a cool place to see. The park is small and it's more walking then hiking. Nice place to stop for a couple hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike. Amazing views.

This is definitely a great trail. but if you are hiking all the way to the falls it is not moderate. and yes it is longer than stated. beautiful vistas.

Excellent day hike! Did this with my father who is in his 60’s and my son who is 13. Make sure to check the weather before going and pack a jacket, it can be cooler in certain areas even in July when we went. Great views!

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