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Kineo Mountain via Seven Bridges Trail

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North Cheyenne Cañon Park

Kineo Mountain via Seven Bridges Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,955 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Got to the trail at 8am with plenty of parking but when I left at 11am, the lot was full. It’s a dirt road for almost first mile but once you get going it is a great trail. Narrow in some parts and steep but a great workout. Great view from the top!! Highly recommended.

Very awesome hike to the top. Difficult for sure. Lots of steep parts. I’m not from CO so the elevation sickness hit me a little. There’s a lot of parts that don’t have shade so be prepared to bring sunblock and/or rain gear. Lots of parts on the trail that is loose rock. The parking lot at the trailhead is big but was very packed today. We had to park about 1/4 mile before Helen Hunt Falls trailhead and make the hike up to the top. The views were amazing and worth the hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Went Monday 6/29 in the evening, the first part through seven falls was a bit busy but it clears out once you turn onto the trail. You get to walk by a creek for a large portion of the beginning. Definitely a work out, bring water. Id recommend your boots for this one too. Plenty of great views at the top, we brought a hammock though and didn’t find too many good spots. Summit was chilly, shoulda brought a jacket! We watched sunset at the peak though and were able to make it back down before it got too dark. Our dog had a great time too!

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bugs
8 days ago

Incredible views for not a whole lot of effort! Kineo sits in the middle of a valley and offers a 360-degree panorama of the city below, and the mountains around. The seven bridges bit was a bit crowded both ways, so if you are Corona anxious, be advised. It cleared up significantly past the last bridge and only saw a a pair of hikers and a dad with his kids. Just past the last bridge is a loose-dirt section that obviously sees some land slide action. I would beware if it has been raining substantially before heading on this trail. Getting to the top had a couple of steep bits, the toughest of which was the final ascent when you turn off the marked, numbered trail to the Kineo trail— beware, it’s easy to miss! Overall a great hike with wonderful rewarding views at the top. If you’re not a couch potato, you can handle it easily!

Be carefully to stay on correct path. Take 622 just past 7th bridge, if you follow map along creek it is washed out. great view from mountain worth the effort

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bugs
11 days ago

Great trail! once you're past the Aspen Grove definitely go right where the no camping sign is. Awesome views there's a false summit once there just run to the top!

hiking
16 days ago

Such a beautiful and fun trail! Hiked on July 20th. Trail is mostly in the shade through Seven Bridges, a good portion of the middle is quite exposed. All of it is pretty well maintained. Follow markings for 622 most of the way up. Around the 3ish mile mark you’ll come across a sign with a map where several trails intersect. To summit Kineo, go on the trail behind the no camping sign on your right when ascending - it’s not marked otherwise and is easy to miss. Steep incline to the top but the views are incredible! Overall a very enjoyable hike.

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bugs
22 days ago

great trail, be sure to follow the signs thru 7 bridges. at the intersection with atv trails, follow the unlabeled trail behind the no-camping sign

hiking
23 days ago

A solid hike with some gorgeous views!! The trail is a little hard to follow you go past seven bridges and then follow trail where the wooden huts are

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail with fantastic views at the top of the mountain. The trail isn't marked extremely well, but it's easy enough to follow, especially using the AllTrails map. Get there early on the weekends and holidays, as the parking lot fills up very quickly. You'll park in the Gold Camp Road parking lot and hike west on Gold Camp road to Trail 622, the Seven Bridges Trail. Make sure you head towards the creek at that marker and stay on the well-beaten path. After you cross the seventh bridge, you'll continue on Trail 622 for a while, heading around the mountain and across some scree. Once you make it to the aspen grove (you'll know it once you're there), you're getting close. After you make it to the intersection with other trails and a wooden sign, you'll see a wooden shelter of sorts and a sign saying no fires. The trail up the mountain is that direction. Once you make it to the top of the trail, there's a false summit with great views, but keep climbing up to the actual peak (marked by a lot of boulders). The views are phenomenal.

rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Really easy to get off trail so follow the map as closely as possible. Also, expect rock slides. A few areas where you’ll have to watch your step closely. Overall great views and an awesome climb!

Great hike. Mountain stream adjacent to the trail for most of the way. On the way up, stay right at trail post marker #662. Had to help a hiker that went left and got stuck in a tough, unstable spot, while trying to get back toward the upper trail. The person was okay and continued on after getting onto the upper trail. Light traffic in the morning on the way up. Busy on the way down and parking lot completely full when we got back to the trailhead. Definitely recommend this hike but get there early!

hiking
1 month ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike! It can easy to get off course so be sure to follow the map - there were so many cool different areas/landscapes. I loved that a majority of the trail included the river/creek. The change of scenerey is both beautiful and interesting. i will say that the incline does get pretty intense, but the summit is SO WORTH IT! You won't regret the hard work to get up there!

hiking
2 months ago

Follow the reviews! Definitely happy we did. There was a moment we got confused and ended up climbing up what felt the side of a mountain. Beautiful and worth it though

This hike had it all! Creek running beside the trail in shade for most of the hike. The views from the summit were amazing. 360°! After the 7th bridge the gain doesn’t let up until the summit but it’s totally worth it! The pup loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

I love love loooved this hike and can’t wait to do it again. My advice, do the Buckhorn loop clockwise (starting with 7 Bridges) and detour to Kineo. There’s scree and loose gravel in spots but nothing impossible. The half mile from the junction to the Kineo summit is defined and well-graded. Amazing, 360 views. Just an awesome hike, one of my new Springs favorites.

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rocky
2 months ago

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off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Lost the trail for a bit after the 7th bridge when the terrain turns to dirt, but figured it out eventually. The top provides a beautiful 360 view of surrounding mountains and Pikes Peak.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

SO FUN. Beautiful views, runs along the creek for most of the hike, and you get glimpses of Pikes Peak as you get to the top! Make sure you pay attention to the two 622 trail signs on the left after the seventh bridge — one is pretty immediate, the other is at the beginning of the scree field. If you miss the second sign, it’s not a big deal as the lower trail does connect to the upper, but I ended up on the lower and the woman in front of me couldn’t get her dog to get through a narrow part of rock where you have to step down. On the upper end of moderate, but as someone with a still-healing broken elbow, I was able to do the tiny bit of scrambling required. Great trail conditions today and will definitely be back in the fall for the aspen grove

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Did this trail on a Friday around noon time and after seven bridges it was a very peaceful solo hike! TLDR: Hard to stay on 622 trail - try to avoid the scree, look for “no camping or fire” when you get to the Loud’s Cabin or 667 split and take a (hard) right. Incredible views! SO glad I went back and read some of these reviews where I could get service on trail (rare) because I definitely veered off at some point on the upper 622 trail (def DONT recommend the lower 622 trail it’s all but washed out with lots of hopping from bank to bank required...) I did end up in the scree field as many have mistakenly done. I did saw the trail eventually and got back on track. From there it was tough for a little bit but the trail was very clear all the way until you turn to start the Kineo summit. The aspen field will be beautiful soon I’m sure but is still sparse. I found the trail pretty easily beyond the “no camping or fire” sign but there are no signs other than that I could find for Kineo specifically. From that point it only took me about 25ish minutes to the top and I consider myself a moderately skilled hiker, wasn’t in a rush. The views were absolutely amazing 360. There wasn’t a soul in sight and I sat there for a good while. I decided to take 667 to 776 back down which I soon regretted because 667 was super slushy; I did it without putting on my spikes but it wasn’t my favorite. 776 was FULL of bikers so I’d avoid it for hiking in the future unless that doesn’t bother you at all. Highly recommend this for solo hikers!

Great trail. More on the harder side than moderate

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off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

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