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Blackmer Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 482 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Camping Hiking Mountain biking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Snow No dogs
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Kymm Hockman
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Nice afternoon with sister Sue and Ted!

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Jenna Jimenez
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RunningMuddy

I loved all of the trails at CMSP! But this one was super fun! Beautiful views of the mountain!

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Josh Reed
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Nice easy loop trail - good to do in AM before it gets too hot.

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Darius De La Cruz
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On the easier side, but has a secluded feel, particularly for this park. Nice shade and plant-life too, though highway 115 is audible for parts of the trail.

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Steven Heavrin
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I would agree. More easy than moderate

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Vicki Bender
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Fun little hike. Won’t rate it moderate. I would read it easy. But some nice views & great exercise hike.

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David Hall
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HikingRocky

Well maintained and not overly crowded. Only saw one mountain biker and no dogs allowed. Saw a wild turkey and a deer.

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David Williams
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Nice trail. Would not say it is moderate but an enjoyable hike

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Natalie Bauta
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Very nice trail. Well marked, information plaques throughout and beautiful views. We only saw 2-3 other groups the whole time we were out, so you really get to feel part of nature. Do keep in mind there is a day pass you have to pay for to get to the trails. It was $9 per day.

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Kelly D
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Hanna Wilson
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Dogs prohibited on trails. No warning, got all the way here and cannot hike.

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Desi Boo
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Candace Woods
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HikingMuddySnow

Great hike, definitely still a bit muddy right now!

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Carlos Lopez
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Jennifer Robertson
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Sloppy, stick-to-your-boots mud. Save this one for another time of year.

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Cuesta Hoop
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Very well marked trail with varying terrain. Went on several trails with a total of 8.0 miles. Was a great Winter hike to stay in shape.

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Jackie Dimmick
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HikingFeeIcy

beautiful..

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Jess Andert
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Great local trail with a variety of small climbs.

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Jack Villayrath
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Love this hike. Me and my wife did it and it was very peaceful and nice. We saw a deer.

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Makayla Theophylus
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HikingBugsRocky

I’m new to hiking and this being my second hike I really enjoyed it. Throughout there was educational signs and benches which was nice. I will say however there are a few things to look out for! 1- when you get to this trail head (which can be kind of confusing to get to because the maps and signs aren’t super clear) go to the right side of the loop!!!! We took the left side and it was definitely more incline than if we would have taken the right side. I would say that taking the left is difficult while taking the right would have been moderate. 2. Beware of wasps/yellow jackets. We walked by a whole nest in a hallowed trunk and on a previous hike in the same park my friend was stung multiple times. 3. Has some really pretty views of the mountain however much of the scenery is the same.. this didn’t really bother me however due to the fact that the path kept things interesting with roots/rocks/inclines etc.

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Sarah Love
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Left side is more incline and harder, go right and you'll have more decline. Lots of rocks on the trail that are fun to run. Pretty good

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Nils Olsen
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Great hike, trail run, or bike route!

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Spenserflow ⠀
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HikingBugsMuddyNo shade

Straight-forward hike. The south-eastern section will tease with some views of a meadow. As the trail ascends gradually, you'll enter the forest. Up until this point there isn't much shade. Once entering however you'll be under some tree cover. There are some spots up here where you can view the state park with Ft Carson in the distance. The trail finishes out at the northern end, just before the fork returns you to the campgrounds, with a nice green meadow and some tall grass.

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Joseph Castro
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Very beautiful hike. The parking was up the hill and the trail was a little confusing to get to. We weren’t sure which trail was which till we just walked around and figured it out. A map stand in the beginning of the trail was there, but not before walking up a couple of hills. I took my 6 and 4 year old and it was pretty tough for them. We where there around 7 to 8AM. There was a few people on bikes and walking as well. My kids were hurting the last mile. I would be lying if I said I was I wasn’t hurting either. Some loose rocks in the area, but no mud. You can anticipate some wildlife. A lot of movement in the big bushes and some growling too. If you kept walking and continued your hike you will be fine. Take bear mace just in case and a small first aid kit. (My kids were sliding all over the place and especially more so when they got tired after the 3rd mile) Scrapes and bleeding took place here! Any who, enjoy the hike!

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