Black Forest Regional Park

EASY 139 reviews

Black Forest Regional Park is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Really like this trail/park. lots of fun ways to loop/crisscross back and forth to extend the distance. kids love it and the patgtou d is a great payoff.

walking
2 months ago

This loop is great for burning calories while enjoying the forest. I recommend it for anyone who wants to get in some good and quick exercise walking or running. I think it would be aa good hike for folks who may be getting back into shape or are visiting and not used to the altitude. Remnants of past fires are still visible, but the area is regenerating nicely.

6 months ago

1,000 spur trails but enjoyable!

7 months ago

Great ride on the bike some good ups and downs, under-construction so main trail was kind of a pain to follow

hiking
9 months ago

Safe, easy for kids and great teaching lesson about the fire here.

hiking
9 months ago

Good trail, if only that wildfire hadn’t gone through, about a whole mile is in the sun, with views of some burnt trees. The rest is in the shade and beutiful. Conveniently, there is a park about 3/4 of the way through to fill up your water and rest. Good for family. Recommend the area to families with toddlers.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

We had hiked the Black Forest Regional Park before the fires four years ago. Then I'd agree on a 4-5 star rating. It was a lush and beautiful park. Now is a bit of a wasteland. If you aren't after scenery, it is a nice easy hike, great with kids and dogs but it certainly isn't very visually appealing. It seems a little like hiking through Mordor. I just didn't want anyone to be disappointed by the high ratings. I'd imagine most were give before the 2013 fires.

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

This easy trail has nice areas shaded with Pine trees and also has sun drenched areas due to the wild fire that moved through the area a few years ago. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The trail shown outlined in red is no longer easily accessible about the halfway point. Looks like local homeowners are blocking access with logs.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Good little hike. Still a lot of burned area

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy but pretty

mountain biking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Wide rolling trail. Easy ride must share with hikers and people on horseback.

Monday, June 26, 2017

nice quite

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

one of my favorite places!

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

pretty nice

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

One of our favorites! Lightly trafficked.

walking
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Unfortunately, due to the fire, a bunch of it is burned out. But things are starting to grow back. It will be much prettier again in the next couple years. Maybe come when it snows.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

First time saw a woodpecker and caught my second Pikachu, that's about it.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nice area for easy hiking that's away from other more crowded trails. Some fun geocaches in there too.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chelsea loves this park! It is very family friendly.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sad to see so many burnt trees, but it still has a unique beauty. Hopefully it rejuvenates.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Good trail. Sad to see the burnt forest, but don't let that discourage you.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Relaxing walk

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Map above is Black Forest Regional Park on Milam and Shoup roads in Black Forest. The map below, by Tim Board, is Section 16, the trailhead is located on Burgess Road in Black Forest. Both are great trails!

walking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Great place to walk with the dogs, just a short drive from home. Not heavily trafficked, but does pass through a playground so lots of kids running around at times. The fire damage in my opinion makes it an interesting and almost "creepy" atmosphere. It is growing back nicely now though!

GREAT place during heavy snow because trail is empty & you can cross-country ski.

One of our go-to places with the pups.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

came here cuz it looked like rain didn't want to go to far. did a couple loops but didn't track it . nice little park. I guess some people fail to see any beauty and power in mother nature's devastation but I do. It's coming back nicely

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Easy family walking.

trail running
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Worst Trail Run Ever! Do not go here. I downloaded the GPX file from here and loaded it onto my Garmin Fenix 3. It was nearly impossible to find the trail using the pocket earth app and my watch. I had to back track several times just take a look at the GPX file I uploaded. The fire damage has resulted in large erosion from the subsequent heavy rains, making the trails extremely damaged. Also, the trails haven't been used very much so there's little plants and weeds growing in the middle of the trails that haven't been washed out, making it even harder to find the trails. I don't know what drug the other reviewers were on to make them see flowers because I didn't see one single flower. There is no tree cover once you get 200 yards from the parking lot because of the fire damage. It looks like a barren wasteland. Don't waste your time. I would give it zero stars if I could.

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Great half day hike, easy to moderate terrain, beautiful wildflowers throughout the hike. Completed 3.6 miles within an hour and a half (time includes breaks).

mountain biking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Rode here a couple years ago before the fires. Good for novices and families. If you like technical riding or aggressive downhills, singletrack, and such skip this one.

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