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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.

Hiked today with husband 4 mikes up gave my lungs a workout

I’ll be back! Good hike that wore my dog out! Look forward to fishing the lake when ice melts.

hiking
3 days ago

Very enjoyable hike along the beautiful Platte River and eventually winding up to nice views of the reservoir. You can make this a loop by taking the trail to the lake and then taking the road back. According to my GPS this made for about a 7 mile hike. The trail can be tricky to follow along the river. As others have mentioned, stay to the right when possible. We got into a couple of tricky spots trying to climb the hills to find the trail again. It was very quiet the day we were out (it was also 12 degrees), but i can imagine this is very busy wish people fishing when the weather is nice.

It was BEAUTIFUL in the snow. Don’t think it’d be anything that great without the added effect. Fine in hiking boots. Didn’t need spikes. Along an access road. Wouldn’t go back.

Very pretty views of the reservoir during the entire hike. There were lots of big boulders to sit on while enjoying a snack or the view. Trail was completely dry on 1-14 although I wish I had brought walking sticks. My two dogs pulled me up and down the steep parts, which are covered with loose gravel, so it was a little slippery for me.

Beautiful water adjacent trails with some challenge!

absolutely amazing hike. everyone should do it at least once in their life, it's a great challenge!

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail! Steep on the way up, so it’s a tough workout. But the trail is easy to follow, it’s easy to keep footing, nothing technical or tricky it’s very doable. And the meadow at the top is beautiful!

hiking
5 days ago

Not for new or inexperienced hikers...some trails rated “difficult” I can easily hike in sneakers but this is not one of them. Poles also recommended. Ascent gets difficult during the 2nd half (talus and scree). Also, easy to get off-trail during the 2nd half (or rather, there seem to be lots of trails!)

Views are great and an amazing workout.

I love Stanley Canyon, never disappoints. This time however, the reservoir was dried up and I was so sad, but it was so worth the hike. Beautiful, tough, great workout!

off road driving
6 days ago

This trail was a lot of fun for a rookie like me, and my daughter. We went all the way to the end and back without issue in a stock wrangler unlimited with all terrain tires. A little steep at the end, but nothing we were concerned about. Very scenic.

awesome trail last part is a real ass kicker.

Great trail 1/12/18. Fun and very few people

The best hike I've ever done!

My profile: I'm a really active guy and I've been living all my life at sea level. I moved to Colorado Springs 6 months ago.

I've done the Barr trail twice.

- A month ago, at the beginning of December 2017, I tried the Barr Trail through the Incline. It took me 7h to reach the summit and for several times I had to stop for some seconds to catch up with my breath. It was my first time at the incline and the first time over 10,000 feet.
- After my first attempt a month ago, I did the Incline 5 times and twice to Barr Camp to get ready. Then, January 9th 2018 I did my real Barr Camp trail.

I started at 8.30am. It took me 37min to finish the Incline and in 1h50 min from my start I was at Barr Camp. I reached the summit of Pikes Peak in a total of 5h30min. I ate at the bar some spaghetti that I brought with me and after 20 min break I went back down. It took me 3h50min to do the way down, also through the Incline.

My advice: go to Barr Camp a couple of times before to try Pikes Peak. It's worth it because it will allow you to enjoy the views a little bit more when you're over 10,000. Also, the last 2 miles can be miserable and endless if you're not used to the altitude.

mountain biking
7 days ago

gorgeous! bikepacking from Kenosha pass, camped in Grants pass and rolled out the next morning to Copper mtn. Plenty of water in this segment on the CT.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Brutal in summer. No water. hike/bike way early to beat the heat. just passed through on bikepacking trip. wide open views for miles.

road is closed during winter season

Hiked 9/21/17.

Definitely doable in a day, but I skipped Bross. It is on private property and they patrol it pretty frequently. I didn't feel like I missed out in any way by not doing it, though. Went up to Democrat, then to Cameron and Lincoln. The summit of Lincoln was my favorite - beautiful 360 degree view. Most of the trail isn't very exposed, but that meant we were caught a little off-guard when the winds got strong up high. Get an early start, 8:00am at the latest. We started late and were rushing to get down before nightfall. This wasn't too difficult of a hike for my first 14ers, just expect it to take awhile. And be sure to acclimate to the altitude as much as possible in advance, and it will go much more smoothly! :)

hiking
8 days ago

Trail was mostly in the snow toward the middle and top. Got pretty slippery on the climb and descend. We used regular boots without spikes. Recommend spikes if you got them. Trail connects to Barr Trail towards the end if you want to keep going. Great hike fun jog down.

Just amazing. Must do!

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