hiking
16 days 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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!

4 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
6 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?!

6 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
6 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
7 months ago

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

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