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Great hike to take family members on when they’re visiting. Late spring and summer are great times to see Hummingbirds here and at the Starsmore Discovery Center (building at the bottom of the road to this trailhead).

Views at the top are great! Be careful hiking this during the rainy season cause the weather can get pretty iffy at the top.

First hike we did when we moved here. It’s a nice hike, but not spectacular enough to do a second time. There are sooo many hikes in this area that you could hike every weekend for a couple of months and do a different hike each time. :)

If you find the trail head, then it's a beautiful hike. If you head down the road left of the parking area look for 622 then the bridges are numbered. Very easy hike!

If you find the trail head, then it's a beautiful hike. If you head down the road left of the parking area look for 622 then the bridges are numbered. Very easy hike!

Really beautiful trail. Great for visitors getting used to the high altitude. Make sure you look for the trail marking 622 directly past North Cheyenne Creek or else you'll miss the bridges!

very pretty and nice for dogs

Very beautiful!!

Incredible views! Pretty easy/moderate hike to begin with, but the last 1/2-3/4 mile is really tough. Steep incline and quite a bit of climbing. But the views at the top are more than worth it. The hike to the top has a 1300ft elevation gain. Not too busy on a weekday, but it would probably be busy on a weekend. Best views in the springs from the top! But also some nice lookout spots along the way if you don't want to go all the way up.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike, definitely for more experienced hikers. A few tricky spots and as other reviewers have mentioned the trail can be hard to follow. Preload or download the trail on AllTrails to get the GPS.

A few notes:
-First 3.5 miles I'd categorize as a moderate difficulty. Last mile to the summit definitely ratchets up the difficulty to hard+.
-Shortly after you pass 3.5 miles you'll pass a national forest boundary sign. Just beyond this the GPS is wrong as it will try to take you up rockslide/scree. Do not go up this. Stay close to the stream - climb over fallen trees if you have to. The rockslide area is really sketchy.
-The last .25 mile up to the summit after the 90 degree left turn there is no trail whatsoever. Just full bush whacking. Point straight up the mountain and power on.

hiking
8 days ago