Almagre Mountain Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Almagre Mountain Trail is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Florissant, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2791 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Almagre Mountain, also known as Mt. Baldy, is located west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and south of Pikes Peak.Almagre Mountain is the 2nd highest peak on the Colorado Springs skyline, and the only one other than Pikes that rises above treeline. Only the highest part of the mountain is visible

hiking
2 months ago

If you don't want to drive up 4wd roads for this mountain and don't want to hike roughly 12 miles round trip, start as described below:
Take gold camp road past 379 to 376. This is a road to the reservoirs on the south side of Pikes Peak. Follow 376 to the gate where you can't go further. On the east side of 376 there is a 4wd road called 379 (its western terminus). Follow 379 east for approximately 2/3 of a mile. In a relatively flat section there will be a 2 track old keep road branching off 379. Follow it north for about 1/8 mile.

This is where directions get tricky. There are cairns along the route from this point guiding you toward the base of south Almagre but no real trail. This half mile section could pose a threat to becoming lost. You must make your way, generally staying on a ridge while heading toward the base of South Almagre. Eventually you will find a barb wire fence. A good trail will start on the other side of this fence at a point where the fence has been taken down. Once you make it through the fence your route becomes very clear for the majority of the rest of the hike.

Very beautiful and secluded trail. I did not see any other people the entire hike.

CAUTION: I would highly discourage anyone from attempting this hike without GPS or at the very least a topo map. There is a large chance to become lost on the section of the hike with no trail.

The first trip recording posted by Thomas Yoder "Almagre from McReynolds Res" is spot on- many thanks to you sir. I used your track as an overlay on a topographic map and followed it without issue!

If you are adventurous and have Alltrails Pro- definitely a hike to do!

hiking
5 months ago

Great route on Tr379 from gate below McReynolds reservoir. Trail hard to follow in spots with some cairns but follow track. Brings u into saddle btw two peaks; high Amalgre to left and south Amalgre (Baldy) to right....gorgeous views all way up and on top! Will do this again

hiking
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes, but I start from either on bottom of FSR 379 at Old Stage Road, or drive up 379 to trail heads above Frosty's. You need a high clearance vehicle and 4WD though. You have a choice of either north summit (highest), or south summit or antenna farm. In any case, it's an amazing view to the backcountry! Check out the mine over in Cripple Creek area from the summits, and views to the Sangre de Cristos. I love this hike, so serene too!

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hiked from gold camp road up 379 to frosty park then 379 to trail. Great views at the top-- pikes peak, reservoirs , mt rosa... Even saw the cog going up pikes peak .