hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

nature trips

birding

forest

wildlife

trail running

mountain biking

dog friendly

kid friendly

dogs on leash

river

camping

horseback riding

lake

off road driving

snowshoeing

waterfall

backpacking

fishing

fly fishing

scenic driving

cross country skiing

rock climbing

The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, United States, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak. The forest encompasses 1,106,604 acres within Clear Creek, Teller, Park, Jefferson, Douglas and El Paso counties.

Shady, very pleasant, cool hike on a hot day. Beautiful waterfalls. Surprised to see just a few people on a Sunday. Will definitely be back

Beautiful hike with breathtaking views.

It has an amazing view from the fire tower. However, it is packed on a weekend and the pit towels were very smelly with trash stacked outside the door. Lots of dog poop smells, graffiti, and kinda disrespectful people. Zin lookout was a nice break from the crowds and still had amazing views. (We also had boots on trail at 8:50)

trail running
1 day ago

Definitely a challenging hike but so fun! I hiked it with husky and he loved the challenging terrain and steep incline. Coming down is definitely hard on the knees and was a challenge training my husky not to drag me down with loose gravel but a fun challenge! The views up top are gorgeous and worth the work. Nice to finally have my legs sore from a hike the next day. I appreciate the people I ran into on the trail that warned me to cross over the stream when you come to the small cairn on the trail otherwise you'll be climbing up some big rocks which I would've been carrying my dog over. The meadow about 2/3 up is a nice little break and change of scenery. Will be adding this to my favorite hikes list!

trail running
1 day ago

Very clean trail, lots of shade and not too much foot traffic.Great trail for kids.

backpacking
1 day ago

This was an awesome first backpacking trip for my wife and our friends! Beautiful views and great camping. Lots of access to water too.

Very nice, relatively short hike! Generally a constant uphill to the reservoirs, so a decent workout.

Being from Florida this hike was really hard for us. But we did it and it was well worth it!. Don't forget your bug spray.

hiking
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hiking
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