Explore the most popular walking 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.

nice trail but you definitely need the map to know which way to go at the many forks

hiking
4 days ago

It’s an ok trail. The rock formations are very nice, but lose their charm over time. Path is very rocky and slippery at times. Ended up on the Edna Nature Trail which was confusing. The walk is also accompanied by the lovely smell of horse manure from the stable nearby. The closeness to the Springs is nice, but much prettier trails within distance imo.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Gorgeous views and many trails to choose from

trail running
16 days ago

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

hiking
25 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.

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!

8 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?!

10 months ago

Nice little hike!

better with a bike

Great trail right in the heart of Colorado Springs!

There's hardly a trail here

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