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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.

Wanted to climb up the mountain, but at some point after the waterfall, we must've taken a wrong turn as we were climbing very steep loose right rocks. Eventually turned around. (That was before i had this app and read reviews!) Otherwise great trail with thick trees and cover.

Absolutely loved it! View is amazing! Got there before 8am so parking wasn't an issue, but the parking lot was full by the time we left. Highly recommend this trail!

Amazing trail with spectacular views. We were so glad we decided to go right once we hit Upper Mohawk Lake. We saw 3 or 4 more lakes, and it flattened out in a beautiful valley full of wild flowers and rocks.

A few of my running buddies and I figured we should test our lungs, just an fyi, we are all from Missouri. With that you can imagine the altitude difference, but we didn't really feel it until the last 1,000 feet. Really the trail is moderate up until that point. The view is absolutely astonishing, you could see lakes and mountains for miles. Even the shadows of the clouds on the landscape blew us away. The main description says for experienced hikers only but as long as you stay hydrated and are in decent shape I think anybody, even us Missourians could make it to the peak. Ps. If you are at the top and a storm is coming, I would not suggest hitchhiking, thought that is what we ended up doing haha

Nice view. Great distance.

mountain biking
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Beautiful waterfall, great views, 6 miles from Hondo road to the reservoir and back.

Love the fact that the trail is all shaded. Great views at the top of the fire lookout

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Hiked in the area for years and never even knew about this trail. Wanted a steep hike to train for a big backpacking trip, and this was perfect! I was a bit nervous reading the reviews about the steepness and gravel in places, but it was doable and having my trekking pole made it a lot easier! I can see how it would be tough on older folks though. We hiked up to the 703 French Creek sign/connection to Barr Trail, which made a good turnaround point. Glad we started early because the sun is intense during the first part of the trail. Saw probably a dozen people on the trail, including a mountain biker. A runner ahead of us apparently had spooked a bear, so that was exciting, although we never saw it.

2 days ago