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13 hours ago

Great trail. Easy. Pretty. Early morning start time avoids the crowds.

14 hours ago

No one is ever on this trail! So serene. My favorite is to take the connector to hurricane cyn and go down the incline.

great easy trail. took friends from the Midwest on it and they loved it. waterfalls were cool and got to see some wild life.

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.

2 days ago

Very nice trail! Steep in some parts but nothing to crazy. Yes

One of my favorite hikes! This morning I trekked up Spruce Mountain, then down the steep, rocky service road to the Greenland Trail. Doing this nice 5-6 mile loop allows you such varied terrain: stunning overlooks from up high down through serene scrub oak and pine forest to beautiful prairie and meadows below. Lovely!

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

Beautiful little hike, about 5.5 miles. Went today at about 8 AM and there was very little traffic on the trail. Came down about 1030 and there was a few more people coming up but not crowded at all. Horses, bikes, and hikers all had plenty of room from what I saw. I felt the trail itself was easy, but for those who aren't experienced the first 1.5 miles could probably be a little more tiring.

Love this hike. A little challenging for a recent transplant from Tennessee, but more than manageable and totally worth it for the views from the top. Definitely recommend doing the Cutler in the same visit - maximum bang for your buck. Parking fills up on the weekends so get there early! We will definitely be back.

This is a great trail but hard to find. Park downtown near the pond. Walk across the main road on park and turn right on boulder. Once you come to the trail it is called Thomas trail. Take the yellow dots until you hit the green and make a left. You will cross Crystal Creek to catch the trail on the other side. You will see a sign for Crystal Creek on a tree. Don’t cross the foot bridge, stay to the right and it will wrap up and around higher up. Once you cross the river you take a trail up until you see the actual Crystal Creek trail sign. Once your on the trail you will know it!! Straight up with zig zags. Nice creek at the top for the dog. This trail is an amazing work out!!

This was a great trail. I loved the challenge of it and how you could climb up around the stream and then connect back in with the trail further up.

6 days ago

Steep at points, great work out, fun. Shady most of the way up. Didn't see anyone else once we passed the waterfalls.

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

9 days ago

Also, no parking at the trail head itself. You will have to park at the corner of Park St and Anemone Hill Rd. The rest of the way up is either a private drive or a snow plow turn off with no parking/tow signs.

9 days ago

Good workout. Wouldnt recommend taking a dog in the summer, mine was feeling the heat and incline, even though we started early. First mile and a half are brutal steep. Good views to the North and East up and down 24, and some really interesting rock gardens to stop in. You cant get to the lake (at least from this trail) as it is now part of the Manitou Watershed and there are signs forbidding entrance. The trail connects to 2-3 other ones though, so one of them may be able to get you closer to the lake. Some fantastic views of Pikes Peak once you crest the summit and start your way down the back side.

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!

11 days ago

I will agree with folks on the downer of the road walking required, but honestly it wasn’t too bad. Never really ran in to cars. Hitting both waterfalls was a plus...so pretty. It was nice to sit on the rocks and enjoy a snack while listening to the water. I would do this one again!

Great trail. Easy to moderate skill level. Lots of shade opportunities, beautiful scenery and you definitely see people but the foot traffic isn't bad. while hiking you will come to a fork in the trail , take the time to try both trails since your already there it only takes another 20 minutes or so.

great view from the top

12 days ago

One of my favorite hikes

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!

If you’re in decent shape- easy! Typically can finish it in about an hour and a half. If you’re from out of town this is a good one for you, decent length and difficulty with great views at the top. Just take it slow and hydrate if you’re not used to the elevation. Trail is SUPER easy to find and follow.

Beautiful views and not that crowded. Very steep incline at the top, was real slippery coming down, be careful!!

14 days ago

I love this hike! Nice trail and excellent views.

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

19 days ago

This trail was fun and beautiful, but it is definitely a tough “moderate” for people who don’t do much hiking. It was just a bit more than we were expecting!
We decided to go backwards (west>east) on the trail because the finishing point was right by our cabin, but that was not the best choice. We started with a long road just straight uphill, rather than having a steady incline across the mountain. Also, not sure if we missed markers because we were going the wrong way, but it seemed like a good portion of the trail was not marked well.

Trail is in great condition, well marked. Hiked June 28, 2018. Half of the trail is shaded. Dry conditions. Steep switchbacks at points, but doable, even with a severe headache.

This trail should be rated easy IMO. Beautiful woods and great views from the rock area.

Trust this gps. The trail has many run off trails connected to it. As long as you follow this mapped trail you will have no problem seeing where the actual trail is. After the seven bridges part is done it goes into a rather dramatic elevation change. Beautiful views all the way up.

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