Cougar's Shadow and Blackmer Loop

MODERATE 51 reviews

Cougar's Shadow and Blackmer Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 587 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

hiking
27 days ago

This was just what I needed today - not very difficult but not just a walk in the park. Mostly dry today. Lots of fun rocks to step on! Very few muddy stretches but there were a few. Fair amount of ice but nothing my hiking boots couldn’t handle on their own. Finished in an hour ten minutes. Will definitely come back!

hiking
icy
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, decent shade on Cougars Shadow, more meadow and scrub oak on eastern most portion.

I forgot that this trail doesn’t allow dogs

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

Nice trail...on the easy side. If you’re in shape and you want a real workout I’d do this as a trail run. Good with small children too.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice moderate trail with few really steep stretches Best avoided after rain or early in the Spring when portions are a sloppy, muddy mess. My boots finished with 5 pounds of mud on each of them.

hiking
over grown
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Good trail with shade most of the way. Great views and good mix of incline/decline with neither too severe.

Long trail, great scenery. Good mix of up hill and down hill through out the trail.

recorded Blackmer Loop Trail

hiking
scramble
10 months ago

Sat Jul 21 2018

Moderate to easy.. very nice trail, beautiful views from the foothills of the mountain.

hiking
Mon Feb 26 2018

Great rolling trail, no significant inclines. Mix of small boulders and dirt (or in our case, mud!) for a little variety on the feet. Some decent views. Overall entertaining.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

running
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

recorded Recording - Aug 17, 10:24 AM

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

recorded Recording - Aug 10, 11:11 AM

hiking
6 months ago

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