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Beautiful views and definitely a work out! Pack your inhaler!

hiking
2 days ago

My Girlfriend and I completed this monster on 4/20/18! It was definitely a work out and the change in altitude was intense! First time in Colorado and doing a hike! The trail down was breathtaking as well! We Walked and Jogged it!

Absolutley one of my favorite trails to frequent, beautiful place fore lunch amount the rocks in the river.

Beautiful views. Save some energy for the final summit! We brought our two pups with us. Make sure to keep them close as the descend back down those rocks can be tricky! The red trail markers are a huge help. Look for those once you get to the summit beginning sign. Will definitely do this one again. Absolutely stunning.

hiking
4 days ago

Loved this hike! Seems like moderate to alittle more than moderate. I’m not sure if I would call it advanced but still challenging. I started just before sunrise and was able to watch the sunrise over Colorado Springs at the look out points that were about 10 minutes from the trailhead. Beautiful sight. After about 1.5 miles you reach the saddle before the final climb. I looked up and saw the summit of mt. muscoco and thought to myself “am I going up there!” The view from the top is amazing. My favorite trail so far!!

hiking
6 days ago

Well for one thing it's longer than 3.3 miles the Incline it self is 1.2 miles and the loop down is one of the most Breathtaking 4 mile hikes down you will ever travel... CONQUERED THIS BEAST 4/16/18

just getting into fitness and hiking and this is an amazing trail.

WARNING LOTS AND LOTS OF STAIRS

A very strenuous workout but well worth the view! Use Barr Trail to go down and for amazing scenery.

Amazing workout. You can use the Barr trail to hike down.

Always a good time

12 days ago

Definitely a strenuous climb! Take lots of breaks and water because the view and accomplishment at the top is totally worth it!!!

The views were AMAZING!! Well marked trail, no snow or ice or anything. The last mile is challenging and has some loose gravel but it’s worth it... plenty of room on the summit to hang out too

hiking
15 days ago

Very beautiful hike. Is a must do thing. Must be very good shape to climb. A lots of steps.

16 days ago

The first time I did the incline was just a week after I had moved here from texas, so it was tough. I workout regularly so this is a nice way to get my cardio. The feeling of accomplishment when you make it to the top is amazing!! This is definitely not a hike but a serious workout. I always take Barr trail on the way down to add some miles. I recommend it!!

Here’s my wonderful review of the Incline. As many have said, it’s an amazing workout. I would say that you should be in half way decent shape to attempt this. It was not entirely fun, to be honest, and I would say that if you’re wanting to go for a hike, then this is not the trail you’re looking for- try the Barr Trail. I have a piece of advice that I wish someone had told me: do NOT go down the same way: this intersects with the Barr trail at the top & halfway mark & you should use that to make your descent

Talk about a workout.. it’s quite the trek, but reaching the top is such an accomplishment. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!

Great workout! The improvements are awesome!

Super cardio workout! Not a trail for visitors that haven’t acclimated. Hard on the knees if you go back down the incline due to the Barr trail being iced over.

hiking
21 days ago

This was an excellent way to spend time getting exercise with amazing views in Colorado Springs! It took me an hour to reach the top, and just under an hour getting down at a steady pace. (Plus 30 min. Enjoying the views) On the way up, just shy of the summit the trail gets steeper, but you know that you're close to the top once you come across the first of nine red arrows.

One of my favorite trails! Versatile fun and a great place for lunch.

One of my favorite trails to frequent. Versatile, fun, and a bit challenging and a great place to just hang out and have lunch!

Absolutely amazing! So didn’t wanna come home! A must see. :)

One of our go to trails close to home, but also offers a fun challenge. Great views of Colorado Springs including downtown and great view of the canyon as well. On a clear day views east go on forever!

hiking
27 days ago

Love the challenge every time I go. Park in manitou and take the free bus up

$7 for a day pass but there are miles and miles of trails ! We did a 6.5 mile loop (many trails connect and loop to each other). Pretty creek in the canyon . Trails along the creek at the canyon bottom and rim trail along the edge of the canyon . Old dam you can hike to as well! Many nice lookouts . Enjoyable hike . Playground for kids near parking area. Some restroom. Dog friendly and rock climbing areas too.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail very close the Springs! Get there early as the trailhead parking fills up quick, and it's nice to get on the trail by yourself without a ton of people. Great sweeping views of surrounding Mountains, the Springs, etc.

Overall not too difficult, but a nice challenging finish to get to the summit!

Loved that the first half of this hike was up on the rim of the canyon, which had amazing views, and then the return trip was along the creek looking back up. All of it was great!

It’s cool to be near the main rocks, but this trail is very crowded. Try another trail to get more solitude.

Great workout. Been in CO about 2 months and it’s one of our favorite things so far. Definitely pack lots of water.

Great “hike”. I’ll be honest, and I got altitude sickness, so for newcomers/first timers bring water/a snack for the top. Always busy so expect traffic. Things I didn’t like, parking, but there is a lot and shuttle you can take.
Also please DONT listen to your music and play it for the whole trail to hear. You are ruining the hike for everyone and no wants to hear your trap tunes! (Sorry, rant for the day, I’m done!)

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