Explore the most popular birding trails in Black Forest Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Decent trail with lots of shade and trees. A nice 4 mile trail but never got away from view of the road or hearing traffic. 2-3 really steep hills, sand and wash-outs made it semi-difficult with a jogging stroller, but otherwise manageable walking. Saw some deer and a horse, so all-in-all a good time.

hiking
24 days ago

Really like this trail/park. lots of fun ways to loop/crisscross back and forth to extend the distance. kids love it and the patgtou d is a great payoff.

My phone app tracked the actual distance at 4.5 miles. There was a lot more sand and hills than I had expected. We brought the dogs who loved it but the 5 year old on a bike not so much. I had to push and pull her through the sand then she gave up the bike and walked. Well kept and peaceful.

This loop is great for burning calories while enjoying the forest. I recommend it for anyone who wants to get in some good and quick exercise walking or running. I think it would be aa good hike for folks who may be getting back into shape or are visiting and not used to the altitude. Remnants of past fires are still visible, but the area is regenerating nicely.

There is a new subdivision being built here. It was being torn apart by the equipment and makeshift roads.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiking in the Burn Scar. Very little shade.
Fast trail no Techincal at all.

A great run or hike with some ups and downs. Shady in spots.

Great trail for an easy walk. Great to be outdoors for a bit.

hiking
4 months ago

My kids when here & loved it.

This trail should be removed from Alltrails because it's not available to the public. Frustrating!

1,000 spur trails but enjoyable!

Nice 4.2 mile loop on a wide trail! Dog , horse and bike friendly . Few hills . Protected area in the center . Look out for deer !

We really enjoyed this walk. It was a great area to walk as a group and let the dogs have fun! The locals are very nice

Nice easy hike. Took me an hour and a half to hike the loop. Stopped a few times to talk with some hikers and read a few informative signs.

Well maintained. Perfect for trail run or just walking dogs on a summery day (plenty of shade).

Great ride on the bike some good ups and downs, under-construction so main trail was kind of a pain to follow

Road to the trailhead says private property no trespassing...did not hike this trail

horseback riding
7 months ago

Easy trail, some ups and downs but nothing very tiring. Trail is wide packed gravel. Lots of trees for a good shady walk. Many trees are burned from the Black Forest Fire but life is returning to the area naturally. Visited this trail on horseback and had a really nice ride. A couple of good spots for a nice view of Pikes Peak.

Safe, easy for kids and great teaching lesson about the fire here.

Good trail, if only that wildfire hadn’t gone through, about a whole mile is in the sun, with views of some burnt trees. The rest is in the shade and beutiful. Conveniently, there is a park about 3/4 of the way through to fill up your water and rest. Good for family. Recommend the area to families with toddlers.

mountain biking
10 months ago

nice easy ride for getting back into riding

We had hiked the Black Forest Regional Park before the fires four years ago. Then I'd agree on a 4-5 star rating. It was a lush and beautiful park. Now is a bit of a wasteland. If you aren't after scenery, it is a nice easy hike, great with kids and dogs but it certainly isn't very visually appealing. It seems a little like hiking through Mordor. I just didn't want anyone to be disappointed by the high ratings. I'd imagine most were give before the 2013 fires.

hiking
11 months ago

This easy trail has nice areas shaded with Pine trees and also has sun drenched areas due to the wild fire that moved through the area a few years ago. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The trail shown outlined in red is no longer easily accessible about the halfway point. Looks like local homeowners are blocking access with logs.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Good little hike. Still a lot of burned area

Friday, August 04, 2017

A few rough patches if you're bringing a stroller (soft sand for trail), but still a great trail!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fun trail. Definitely great for the entire family!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A favorite go-to trail near my home when I feel the need to take a relaxing stroll or trail run. Great shaded areas.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy but pretty

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