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trail running
10 days ago

such a great hike...gorgeuos views of the Springs...lots of variety in the trail

hiking
20 days ago

Not an flat easy trail like some hiking apps say it is. Some uphill climbing. Part of this trail is in the trees and parts are hiking over a rocky trail. Easy enough for kids and my pup. But hard enough to make them work a bit. I’d consider it a moderate trail in places. Great place to let everyone explore and work off some energy.

Lovely trail to do as the yucca are blooming, which is roughly now and will continue into mid June I would say. Great views of the front range, pikes peak of course, and Colorado Springs in general. You can also see iconic Garden of the Gods park from here and from a unique vantage point. It is a great walk for all skill levels and has a nice, wide, level path - however it can be windy at times since it is so exposed. Definitely wear sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses.

loved this place until it got trashy.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hike, it is a little longer than stated, but lots to see and many places to sit, rest, and take in the views.

So hard to figure out what trails are the outer loop. Went to trail run and instead of stopping and pulling out my phone every time there was a fork just kind of winged it. Only ended up with 5.5 Miles though.

A bit confusing at times but I used the app as our trail map. My kids loved it and we will back!

This is close to our house and is rugged enough to be a good workout, but not brutal. Lots of very interesting rock formations. Can be very muddy in spots after snow or rain.

2 months ago

Love this whole area!

Fun. Ended up being quicker than we thought (30 min).

hiking
4 months ago

Random trails everywhere. Some litter. Kinda sketchy in some places.

Great views, not too challenging. Second hike since moving to Springs and it was perfect for adjusting to the altitude!!

hiking
5 months ago

Great family trail. There is a lot you can learn about COS in the views from Palmer Park.

Excellent mountain biking trails; green, blue and black trails.

trail running
6 months ago

Enjoyed the trail. Good workout.

I went here a couple of weeks ago and you will need directions to find your way around. There is also a inner loop were you can let your doggo off leash so my golden retriever liked that.

Took two kids and dog and they really enjoyed it. Couple of steepish spots but if you go slow, kids are fine.

hiking
7 months ago

Accidentally stopped tracking. I️ did finish the whole track. Awesome

Went counterclockwise on the trail doing the steep climb... views from the top were beautiful. I didn't see anything untoward. Just families and dogs and hikers and bikers... it was a beautiful day!

I live right down the road from Palmer Park and love it! the full outerloop trail can be hard to follow, but my fiance, dog and I tend not to mind going off trail, plus its nealy impossible to get lost here. If you are looking for an easy place to go with a dog, lot 18 will take you to a trail where your pup is allowed off leash (If under voice control). Many of the reviews certainly peg this park as dirty or prone to drug and alcohol use which is unfortunate. There are a few spots that appear to have a certain crowd, though they are mostly high schoolers likely trying to find somewhere their parents are not. I would suggest trying the Mesa trail or trails off of the Palmer Park overlook. They are clean and offer beautiful scenery as well as friendly regulars to offer tips!

7 months ago

It's good.

Awesome trail. Encountered a runner that did not announce his passing, narrow trail so it was a little startling.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views throughout! Although like other reviews stated, the trail is really hard to follow in some spots. Glad I had cell service the whole time so I could follow the map! I also wasn't expecting a road and parking lot at the top of the trail. The trailhead parking lot is also pretty small which could be problematic on a weekend, but it was fine on a Thursday morning!

Literally the most beautiful... trashy place ever! Everyone in the park was either selling drugs or doing drugs! Where in the hell are the cops or park rangers?!

9 months ago

Nice little hike!

better with a bike

Great trail right in the heart of Colorado Springs!

There's hardly a trail here

hiking
10 months ago

HOLY SHIT, I can't tell what's trail and what's washout! I couldn't find shit in this place and the trail markers are useless. Aside from that the tallest peak in the distance is generally westward so that's helpful. Even though I lost the trail at least half a dozen times I thought it was badass and a lot of fun.

hiking
10 months ago

Okay starter trail. Got confused a few times. Very hot and dry.

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