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off road driving
1 day ago

I have done this trail several times, I live near Chicago and drive to CA every year for business. Every year I do some trails in route and Ophir, usually my first of the season. It is a good road for me to get my off road juices flowing for the rest of the trip, it is easy, scenic & fun.

1 day ago

Snow packed trail. Yak Trax and hiking poles came in handy as the climb became more difficult near the falls. A spectacular hike.

Great views of the Front Range and Denver including Res Rocks. This is a must hike!

Steep hike so bring an extra pair of lungs if you’re built for speed, not for comfort. Great views with rock formations at top. Great place to hang out in the sun for a bit.

Great interval training, good views and not crowded

Love this trail! Fairly easy hike with a great view. We always take visitors from out of state here. They’re always happy with the views!!

Great views! Preferred doing this section uphill and turkey trot downhill

A quick steep climb. A good walk in the woods.

Good hike with views to the higher peaks once you reach the west side of the loop. No snow on the trail in mid February.

Walked to the trailhead and got so muddy just doing that... we got less than 0.1 into the hike and went back. Girl in front of me said she fell almost 4 times and it wasn’t worth it.

Steep climb with nice views from the top. Make sure when at the top go to all sides to get a 360 view.

Lovely hike along the creek. Very icy during the winter, bring poles or micro spikes. Nice view at the top of surrounding mountains and the town

when you first walk up you can choose north or south. I chose north and boy was it strenuous and basically straight up. once I got to the top of that there is an option to go back down south route or straight up. I went straight up.. it was pretty hard but well worth it. the views at the very top are so rewarding. perfect spot for a picnic! not a good trail for beginners due to the incline and occasional ice patches

Love this hike... easy exertion with beautiful views!

Nice easy shaded trail. Easy enough for the dog as he made it up just fine. View of Kittredge was pretty nice.

A lot of choices for trails, great views, very dog friendly. I keep going back.

1 month ago

Very scenic, with tight switchbacks. I've driven Black Bear several times. Yes, you must aware of your surroundings, but you don't need to air down or need a spotter. Your on a Mountain made of rock and can't get stuck, unless mechanically deficient.

Bring a camera and a lunch. Bridal Falls is a must! You drive past it toward the end. Enjoy the scenic views and bask in the beauty of Colorado! I've done Hole in the Rock in Utah. There you must air down. Very steep crevices.

Short but great hike. Nice incline and beautiful view at the top.

Beautiful trail— quick with challenging bits and plenty of nice stopping points.

This trail is closed until 01-31-18 for hunting (only reason I gave a 3). We drove up wondering why no cars were in lot, grabbed out backpacks and got ready to hit it only to walk up to a sign that said closed untill 01-31-18. Just want everyone to know before wasting gas to get there.

Nice trail. Beautiful day for hiking in January! Views were awesome. This trail is an actual loop. We measured 2.8 miles then walked along the creek to make it 3.0 miles.

2 months ago

This trail kicked my butt! It is uphill all the way which makes for a beautiful view...and an easy down hike. It had 6" of snow and the trail at the top is actually before the big square rock (per the local that was there). Straight up to your right...hardest part of the climb! I fell 4 times just in this 100' climb area.

Easy trail and easy to find. There were a couple steep parts but not too bad. Beautiful lookout at the top!

Beautiful trail. Like the variety of terrain. Rock climbers can find decent bouldering here. The first half is a little steep but rewarding! Heart rate up to a beautiful view. A quick and rewarding hike.

This trail is so lame. If you want anything resembling a challenge, stay away. Views are average and too heavily trafficked. Find better trails.

This is a great trail, one of my favs for several reasons: the view is beautiful for not being too from Denver area, the trail has some diversity with pine trees and then aspens near the top. It’s a shorter trail with a decent elevation gain for the time it takes. I’m newish to hiking and this is a was perfect, difficult at times with elevation and then it levels out and seems to do that throughout the trail.

It's an excellent getaway from city. The trail is situated along several ridges which makes it optimal for interval style hiking and spectacular vistas.. From the meadows, to castle ridge, to tower trail, I will definitely be coming back for more adventures!

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun jeep trail. Not technical but the drop offs can be intimidating for people who aren't used it.

2 months ago

Steep hike! We did this hike both in December 2016 in three feet of fresh snow and again this December 2017 with no snow and both versions were tough! The entire hike is uphill.

When we did the hike during a fresh winter storm, we made it to the end but the falls were not very visible with all the snow. Doing the hike this winter without snow was MUCH better, not just because it wasn't as exhausting, but because we were actually able to see the falls at the end. Lots of icy patches on the trail and microspikes are highly recommended rather than going off trail and unnecessarily destroying more of the trail.

Both times we lost track of the trail at the very end. When you reach the big square rock (when the falls start to become visible) you need to go right (uphill) near that rock. We went left past that rock and that trail does NOT lead to the falls.

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