Best trails in Pike National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Pike National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 222 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 126 moderate trails in Pike National Forest ranging from 0.7 to 234.1 miles and from 6,099 to 14,117 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Top trails (222)
#1 - The Decalibron: Mounts Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
The DeCaLiBron (Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross) Loop is a rite of passage for all Colorado hikers. Situated just a two hour drive from downtown Denver, this route is challenging during summer aShow more
#2 - The Crags Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Please note: the road to trailhead may close seasonally, extending the length of the trail. Please research prior to your visit. Sometimes granite erodes horizontally into monumental slabs resemblingShow more
#3 - Catamount Falls Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
The first half of this trail is mostly an incline but there are a few nice spots to enjoy the scenery on the way up. The second half of the hike flattens out except for the incline at the end up the dShow more
#4 - Pikes Peak via Barr Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 24 mi • Est. Multi-day
The trail is wide and very accessible from the ascension and descension standpoint. The last mile is the hardest and takes a lot of stamina to conquer the final walk across the boulder field. $10/day Show more
#5 - Palmer Lake Reservoir via La Deux Reservoirs Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the parking lot is CLOSED due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This Parking area is expected to be closed indefinitely and no parkShow more
#6 - Mount Sherman Trail via Four Mile Creek Road
Pike National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT attempt to climb the cornice blocking the trail. It’s safest to hike around it to avoid getting seriously injured. As you approach the large abandoned mine, stay climber’s right aShow more
#7 - Blodgett Peak
Pike National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Blodgett Peak Trail is a taste of true Colorado open space with great views. The trail is located within Blodgett Peak Open Space, which is part of the greater Pike National Forest. The trailhead is lShow more
#8 - Mount Herman Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Monument Colorado's Topological Highpoint Monument, CO, is about 10 miles north of Colorado Springs, straddling I-25 today as it straddled the Rio Grande Railroad when it was founded in 1872. As PikeShow more
#9 - Pikes Peak from the Crags Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
Please note: road to trailhead may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit. Visitors will continue to notice significant changes in the drainage over the next few years as more and morShow more
#10 - Shelf Lake Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
A beautiful hike to a lake on a high bench above timberline. The lake is often ice-bound until the end of June. The trailhead recently moved about a half mile south, which is indicated on the map shoShow more
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