hiking

views

walking

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

forest

wildlife

dogs on leash

trail running

mountain biking

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

river

lake

horseback riding

off road driving

snowshoeing

waterfall

backpacking

fly fishing

scenic driving

fishing

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.

hiking
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hiking
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Nicely marked trail this time of the year. If you're going in July when it first opens pay close attention as the trail gets overgrown and it's easy to miss a turn. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. The elevation gain is steep at parts but levels off for awhile.

Make sure to look closely for signs! They are hard to spot in some places.

hiking
1 day ago

great for everyone did 5 miles on horseback very safe

Loved all the water!

Loved this hike! Great views and a lot to see. Keep going if you feel like it’s about time to turn around before you get to pancake rock. Gets to a point where you don’t think you’re going the right way but you are! Met some other people while on the trail who felt the same. Happy hiking!

Great views during the hike and even better at the end. Steep incline here and there but nothing above a moderate climb. Not heavily trafficked for a Saturday and those who were there were friendly. Definitely worth a trip if you're nearby!

hiking
2 days ago

off road driving
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

It was not as bad as I thought it would be but I ended up taking a left at the top of the switchbacks and went to manitou reservoir and continued to barr camp and came back ending with exactly 20 miles. I posted my trip even though I didn’t technically stay on the path to crystal lake.

hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous hike. Weather was perfect. Very icy. Fell a couple of time. Well worth it though with the right equipment. Saw mountain goats. Bouldered some beside the waterfall. Agree with one reviewer - markings at the top are very hard to find. We were off the trail several times but had no problem getting back on it.

One of our favorite hikes in the area! We weren’t experienced the first time we hiked it (new to Colorado) & the most difficult part was getting up the steep hill to the trailhead. Make sure to park down in town & NOT up the road to the trail, as others have mentioned. Garden of Eden is truly the best part of the trek.

Did the trail on October 4th. Nice hike, plenty of gorgeous views. Over one foot of snow at the top. Wet & mucky coming down.

Great hike! Challenging and good workout. Reservoir at the end was a nice treat. Now off for a beer!

hiking
2 days ago