Crystal Creek Reservoir Trail

HARD 35 reviews

Crystal Creek Reservoir Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Green Mountain Falls, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

waterfall

old growth

rocky

hiking
20 days ago

Switchback central! I’d say it’s a moderate if you frequently hike and it is quite steep but nice and quick and a beautiful place to relax at the top.

hiking
27 days ago

Definitely a fun and challenging trail. Pretty steep. It’s beautiful and a great exercise. In the beginning it shares the same trail head as Thomas Trail and then you come to a fork where you can go right to follow the yellow trail markers (Thomas Trail) or go left to follow the blue/green trail markers which is actually Kirkpatrick Trail. Go left on Kirkpatrick Trail for a bit and you will see eventually the blue trail marker for Crystal Trail. Trail is well marked after that. Plenty of switch backs!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail but hard to find. Park downtown near the pond. Walk across the main road on park and turn right on boulder. Once you come to the trail it is called Thomas trail. Take the yellow dots until you hit the green and make a left. You will cross Crystal Creek to catch the trail on the other side. You will see a sign for Crystal Creek on a tree. Don’t cross the foot bridge, stay to the right and it will wrap up and around higher up. Once you cross the river you take a trail up until you see the actual Crystal Creek trail sign. Once your on the trail you will know it!! Straight up with zig zags. Nice creek at the top for the dog. This trail is an amazing work out!!

1 month ago

Steep at points, great work out, fun. Shady most of the way up. Didn't see anyone else once we passed the waterfalls.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is in great condition, well marked. Hiked June 28, 2018. Half of the trail is shaded. Dry conditions. Steep switchbacks at points, but doable, even with a severe headache.

hiking
2 months ago

Went today and it was great! So recommend for those who want a harder trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a beaut!!

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice view. Good for waking,relaxing, canoeing

4 months ago

This trail is very hard at times if you start on the Green Mountain Falls side. But the view is WELL worth it.

10 months ago

Great hike! Challenging and good workout. Reservoir at the end was a nice treat. Now off for a beer!

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail at the end it is easy to get wrong direction but all trail map helped :)

hiking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

It's a great trail with a major elevation change! The switchbacks really help however you are climbing the whole way. The trail is well marked until the last part to the reservoir. You can take your fishing pole and have a great break by the visitor center at the top however the visitor center does not have water. My wife carried out two year old on her back and my five year old (who's a go getter) hiked the entire way. Couldn't ask for a better hike!

hiking
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Steep Trail. HIKING POLES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Very Beautiful Trail with breath taking views. Very Good workout! The rewards of this trail are worth it. Ends at the Crystal Reservoir at the base of Pikes Peak. Becareful on the trail. There are some very narrow parts of the trail with steep mountain sides. Bring plenty of water.

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