It’s a must do. Was my first time today and damn what a workout

amazing. definitely a workout more than a hike

Also, if you need help getting there feel free to contact me.

So much easier to park now in a legal spot. You just have to know where to go. It’s such a beautiful and historic trail, but I agree that the homeless are ruining it. I saw drug deals, a toilet hanging off a tree with feces right on the trail, and they came over to tell me not to call the cops. Apparently they’re “taking good care of the area and causing no harm.” If it gets cleaned up I highly recommend this trail.

love the exercise you get out of it. best time is early in the morning.

hiking
15 days ago

Very challenging. Love all the work at the beginning and then the easy walk down.

I did this hike on Saturday. Being a good 30 pounds overweight it was really tough. But, I made it on guts and grittiness. It was a worthy accomplishment.

completed this trail my first time. after being in Colorado for a month :)

hiking
28 days ago

Now this trail is straight up... if you have never done it before make sure to take water and don’t wear jeans. You will regret it very quick. Also be ware of the false summit. If you make it to the false summit don’t turn back because you are almost done. It’s well worth it to got to the top! I’ve done it quite a bit and I never gets boring! 26 minutes is my quickest time

hiking
29 days ago

Man! This one kicks your butt but has all the pay off of a great hike. Last time I hiked this was 3 years ago - the updates to the stairs is very nice and appreciated. Occasionally you will find yourself feeling like you’re climbing a ladder, but keep pushing! The accomplishment from the top; so worth it! Just take it literally one step at a time. I appreciate this hike as it draws such a wide variety of people that encourage each other on the way up. Recommend taking the Barr Trail down, but do have appropriate shoes and be aware that most people run down. Views are incredible! In my opinion, it’s worth the $5 to park near the base - plus, your parking pass gets you $1 off at the coffee shop at the base, which is a great treat afterwards!

trail running
1 month ago

Incline is quite the feat. One of my favorite trails to hike up, then with a beautifully rewarding 3 mile (approx) run down Barr Trail. First timers: Take your time going up, take deep controlled breaths, and stop as often as needed. Think "nice and easy" and you'll expand your energy the whole way, as opposed to exerting all your effort 5 minutes at a time and taking longer breaks. There is an obvious bailout about halfway that allows you to take the trail down if needed. Otherwise, Barr Trail will take you from the top of the incline, back to the bottom. It's about 3 miles, so it take some time. Including your trek up the incline, this can be a lengthy hike. Average is 3+ hours round trip. Though it's faster to trek back down the incline, I don't recommend this to anyone, your legs are tired, and going down is a knee waiting to blow out. Many still do it, I've done it, but not worth it in my opinion. So bring some water, trail mix, and don't expect a leisurely hike. It's incredibly fun, and beautiful, and very rewarding. I would suggest this hike to almost anyone! Bring a headlamp if you're starting in the later afternoon. Because you're on the east face/side of the mountain, and the sun sets in the west, the sun dips behind the peaks of Pike Nation Forest about an hour before 'actual sunset' I'd say. Relative to Incline trail/manitou springs. Good luck!

Great Workout. Our FL lungs were definitely feeling the elevation. Make sure you bring plenty of water. Went early so not as many people on the way up. On the way down had more traffic around 10am. 5$ parking at the bottom.

Difficult, but totally worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

What an amazing hike! It was definitely a challenge due to breathing less physical but loved every minute!

It was tough but so worth it!

A brutal one. First climb, and I get a nice "Welcome to Colorado" with this challenging climb. Beautiful, and worth the challenge.
Open year round, I'll be back! ❤️

on The Incline Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome workout! The view and the feeling of accomplishment at the top are worth it! People run down the backside in happy bliss... well at least I did!! And then you can go hang out in the colorful town of Manitou Springs!! (And drink.... (no not what you are thinking) artesian water! Check out this article on the “healing waters.” http://www.theworldisabook.com/14043/tasting-manitou-springs-mineral-waters/

Awesome hike. Be aware that there is no parking on the street near the incline on the weekend. You can either reserve parking at Barr Trail (not cheap) or park in Manitou’s free parking and take the shuttle (also free) to the trail head.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s maybe one of the toughest things ever as a newer fitness person, but incredibly rewarding and a gorgeous view! I did it in the summer and am eager to do it again this winter.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail !! Amazing view

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