Heizer Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.
Fairly steep switchbacks in a heavily wooded area. Near the top, some nice views down Hwy 24 and the Springs. Rock outcroppings also provide nice views of Pikes Peak Hwy.
Great hike with awesome views of Pikes Peak, Almagre Peak, and Mt Manitou. Make sure to head all the way back to see the reservoir.
Beautiful views, worth the steep climb at the beginning!
This is a challenging hike with quite a few steep segments not far from the trailhead, but once the first summit it's a great opportunity to focus on the surroundings, and reflect on the climb up as you trek across the Pike Forest. The end of Heizer Trail meets Trail 703. Following this trail to the right connects with Trail 638, which will bring you to Barr Trail about 2.5 miles below Barr Camp.
Tough for the first two miles or so, but make sure you climb the rocks at the top for a stellar view of pikes peak. Keep hiking to go by manitou reservoir and eventually meet the Barr trail.
If you want to put your heart and knees to the test...this is the trail for you. I'm not ready for this "hard" trail but finished it and proud of myself.
Lovely views and cool temps for a nice summer hike.
good trail with awesome views, will do again soon!
Good aerobic workout going up. So-so trail.
Challenging uphill trail, first 2.5 miles were switchbacks and fairly steep uphill, last mile through meadows with what could be spectacular views of pikes peak if they were not obstructed by trees. lots of wildflowers, stop and climb some of the rocks of the sides of the trail. We had 3 children who hike with us regularly, Age 5, 7, and 11. This was the most difficult hike we have taken them on, they all enjoyed it, but we're exhausted on the way back. encountered very few people on the trail even though it was 4th of July, drive past red rocks open space and parking was full out to the road by 8:30 am. Very rewarding hike, bring plenty of water. Only reason I did not give 5 stars is that the end of the trail is an underwhelming trail sign where it intersects Barr trail, no amazing view or geological formations, but overall was a great hike. According to my tracker was 7.3 miles out and back to parking area, 2k ft elevation gain, i burned 2200 calories.