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hiking
2 days ago

A mostly easy climb, occasional sheer cliff-face with some washout. Beautiful views of Colorado springs, Seven falls and the surrounding mountains. Highly recommend an early hike for low temps and striking photography light.

Very nice hike to Upper Columbine and then Spring Creek trail but there is a LOT of loose gravel and young children should not be on parts of it as the trail has washed out with very narrow trail and steep, sometimes sheer drop offs. 4.27 miles for us with 927 vertical feet.

Fun little hike! Wasn’t expecting the stairs, so keep that in mind, it is a very man developed trail and there are a lot of steps, some are slippery because of gravel. Brought my 2 & 4 YOs and my 12 YO dog, and they loved it, we made it all the way to the top! We had a blast sliding down the “slippery” rocks at the top and enjoying the beautiful views!

This is one of my favorite hikes yet. You get beautiful views of the city and mountains. There is a cute area at the top that would be great for a picnic. There are a few narrow areas so just be careful with the kiddos.

hiking
4 days ago

Loved this hike. Most of it was just a slightly uphill walk. It got steeper/more rocky towards the top. Got off trail once by mistake where it starts to get iffy, but found our way back fairly easily. Pretty good views at the peak, but a few trees in the way.

Saturday morning parking was completely full—just be aware of that.

Nice secluded trail with great views! Went on a Saturday afternoon and only saw 3 other hikers. Decent elevation gain and steepness towards the summit. Sat on the peak having lunch for about an hour just taking in the views and sunshine.

Not the most spectacular falls by any means, but an average hike with some elevation gain. Heavy traffic with familes and dogs on a narrow trail most of the way. If you're up for the challenge and more miles I highly suggest continuing up to Mt. Rosa for some beautiful views.

hiking
5 days ago

I did this hike on the way to Kineo Mountain. Pretty easy hike with a lot of familes with small children and dogs. I highly suggest continuing on past the 7th bridge for a more secluded hike and more of a challenge as most people turn around. My dog of course loved all the water to play in and there are some great hammock and lunch spots in the trees along the river.

Nice trial, great views of water. When you get to the parking lot take the entrance on the left with a small gate and walk down till you see 622 on the right and go to the right.

This is a well marked trail. Very easy route finding, I found GPS to be pretty good..

With all that being said, this is a moderate to difficult hike.. There is no technicality, other than maneuvering lose gravel on the decent.. but the length of the trail and the 3 sets of monster switchbacks is nothing to shake a stick at. I recorded 7.5 hours moving time and 5.5 was uphill..

Gorgeous summit! Marvelous ridge at the false summit.. all in all a beautiful peak to put in your bag.

5 days ago

I’m not good with

It was a great hike with beautiful views! The path can get a little slippery with gravel, especially when it rains, so make sure to wear good hiking shoes. I would definitely recommend it!

hiking
11 days ago

Short, easy, family-oriented hike. We found it by accident while driving on Gold Camp road. Will go back to do some of the other longer trails.

Short little hike. Quick elevation. Steps and gravel trail. Wide and easy to follow. Family friendly. Busy parking because of popularity. Zero water flow during droughts but still pretty.

Great views, close proximity to information post.

walking
13 days ago

Wide trail, packed with visitors.

hiking
14 days ago

We went up Seven Bridges and then traversed the gravel slope.. (Be mindful to climb to the upper trail as you make that traverse. The lower trail is still getting a lot of use and is pretty unmanageable, the upper is very nice) We then got to the aspen forest which is perhaps the best part of the hike!
We climbed uphill towards the trail for Kineo, we saw the new postings on the signage. The areas around Garfield and Aurthur are closed for restoration. We headed west along the creek but turned back after seeing the closed trail signs. The rangers have done significant work laying trees and branches to keep people out of that area so we respectfully turned back. Will go after Garfield and Arthur when they open this area back up.

Fun hike

It was an awesome trail with amazing views. At some points there are numerous trails intersecting each other but the GPS feature on the app keeps you heading in the right direction.

This is one of my favorite trails yet! You get beautiful views of the mountains, the city, and the forest itself. The reservoirs are really nice and there are a couple of places that have bathrooms if needed. The trail is a bit longer than listed because part of it is blocked off so you have to take an extra loop. It was a total of 5.51 miles and an elevation gain of 1,095 feet!

hiking
18 days ago

Me and my pup's first CO trail after driving up from TX the day before. The trail itself was not difficult, but we definitely felt the elevation! Ended up going past where the trail actually ended up to the top for some great views. The trail is pretty and well maintained, wonderful morning hike.

You need a 4x4 , wrangler, SUV or truck to get to this trailhead. I am sure this is a 5-Star hike but we had to turn around since we were driving a hybrid rental car. The trail description does not mention this very important fact (about getting to the trailhead on a very rutted, narrow and rocky road). Travel safe!

Beautiful hike saw a lil black bear down in the lower off trails which was rather exciting and very awesome, the hike was rather difficult coming up to the summit for myself but I'm still getting the hang of the altitude change, went off trail when my phone died and ended up 1hr off trail I highly recommend staying on trail and not wander lol!

Great hike and you can keep going past the falls if you want a little more hiking. Look for the 622 marker to find the entrance to the trail and go early. The other reviews about being busy are accurate.

This hike is labeled moderate but it’s on the easier side of moderate. You walk along the stream on the whole walk and it’s relatively shaded. No signs labeled Seven Bridges, it’s actually Trail 622. At the Helen Hunt visitor center there are several outhouses but bring your own toilet paper. Earlier the better for parking.

hiking
19 days ago

Definitely walked about a mile down the wrong trail before we turned around and tried again. Walk up high drive to the clearing - You will know it when you see it. From the clearing, you will see a metal rope fence - the trail starts on the far right side, as others have stated. If you’re looking for Mays, you want the unmarked trail. The views along the way are fairly stunning in and of themselves, but the 360 views from the top are choice. Would definitely do it again! Make sure to find the geocache and sign the log book - It’s in an old ammo tin under a pine tree that rims the peak. Loved this hike! Shout out to all of the previous reviews for the tips on finding this trail.

Great hike & even better if you keep going past the seventh bridge to the upper views.

hiking
19 days ago

One of the best trails. Great time

hiking
20 days ago

Falls are nice once you get there. The length of the hike is a bit much for a half-day outing. The initial portion on the forest road is exposed and hot, pretty forgettable. The trail itself is mostly covered, but a pretty consistent, significant uphill grade.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice, relatively easy hike. Good for an afternoon family hike. Initial portion, on forest road, isn't too appealing, but actual trail is nice. Trailhead isn't obvious; look for it at bend in the road.

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