Black Forest Section 16 Loop

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Black Forest Section 16 Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Forest, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

Black Forest Section 16 is a square-shaped loop in the Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs. The trail is a fairly wide gravel path with very little elevation change. The area is heavily forested, providing some shade during your hike. It is open to non-motorized use and it's popular with horse riders.

3 days ago

A great run or hike with some ups and downs. Shady in spots.

walking
24 days ago

Great trail for an easy walk. Great to be outdoors for a bit.

2 months ago

Nice 4.2 mile loop on a wide trail! Dog , horse and bike friendly . Few hills . Protected area in the center . Look out for deer !

3 months ago

We really enjoyed this walk. It was a great area to walk as a group and let the dogs have fun! The locals are very nice

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike. Took me an hour and a half to hike the loop. Stopped a few times to talk with some hikers and read a few informative signs.

3 months ago

Well maintained. Perfect for trail run or just walking dogs on a summery day (plenty of shade).

horseback riding
4 months ago

Easy trail, some ups and downs but nothing very tiring. Trail is wide packed gravel. Lots of trees for a good shady walk. Many trees are burned from the Black Forest Fire but life is returning to the area naturally. Visited this trail on horseback and had a really nice ride. A couple of good spots for a nice view of Pikes Peak.

mountain biking
7 months ago

nice easy ride for getting back into riding

10 months ago

A few rough patches if you're bringing a stroller (soft sand for trail), but still a great trail!

10 months ago

Fun trail. Definitely great for the entire family!

11 months ago

A favorite go-to trail near my home when I feel the need to take a relaxing stroll or trail run. Great shaded areas.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Nice trail but so much horse poop!!!

hiking
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A very nice, mellow hike through Black Forest. I've done this in summer when things are dry and I've done it in the winter as a chance to try out some new snowshoes. All in all, it's a great place to hike!

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