Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Palmer Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

loved this place until it got trashy.

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.

hiking
3 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!!

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

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.

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!

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

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?!

better with a bike

There's hardly a trail here

hiking
10 months ago

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

My dog and I had a great time! It was a little difficult to find and stay to the main trail but the map on here is very helpful.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We loved this little Wilderness in the middle of town. We didn't see litter or trash on the trails near parking area 16 at all.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Not a fan. While beautiful, it may be too convenient and the trails are full of inconsiderate people who like to leave dog poop, cigarette butts, bottles, cans, broken glass and garbage.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Beautiful views. Well-traveled, pretty busy trail. Unfortunately quite a bit of garbage on trail.

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I did not find this trail. When i went to the location that is stated there is a trail called Greencrested Trail, which I assumed was this same trail but with a different name. It was a nice short hike to do after work. I wish it was marked better though.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

I love this area because there are so many trails to find and the dog pad is right there!

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017

wonderful trail, just wished it was travelled a little more and marked. kept running into dead ends and ended up on 2 other trails.

Monday, February 20, 2017

kids had a blast!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Conveniently located and it offers various levels of difficulty

trail running
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Good run, rocky and watch out for the ice if you're running it during the winter. It is more of a leg workout than a cardio one if you're running on the rocky narrow paths, because you have to slow down and watch your footing.

Monday, November 28, 2016

So convenient. A great hiking area right in the middle of the city. Easy trails to moderate trails. Great views to boot! I've been hiking there for 10 years now.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Nice trail with beautiful views

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Visit Palmer Trails for the first time and we like it. Great area to spend a nice day out hiking. The Trails are great to walk and some areas you can climb up within the trail system which give you a little challenge during the hike. The bad thing is the markers and signs throughout the Trails. Some markers were unreadable and some signs did not have the maps.
Other than that it is a great trail system and easy to park and find.

walking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pretty views!! Wouldnt be hard to get confused where you're at, no markings along the trails and no "specific" place to park/start that I could find! Loved all the scenery though.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

It's like a mini mountain in the middle of the city.

hiking
Friday, September 02, 2016

Easy to find and follow. Took the kids and we all managed it, youngest is nearly 3. Dogs loved it too. Definitely better to do it anti clockwise and get the climb out of the way at the beginning.

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

It was a nice trail with some good views. Good place to walk the dogs.

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