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Loud's Cabin is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,778 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Follow High Drive up to Seven Bridges (Trail 622). After the 7th bridge, continue advancing up around Mount Kineo. Follow Trail 622A up to Loud's Cabin. Follow the Trail map and waypoints for accurate details for every fork in the trail. To preserve our history, do not touch or move any component of Loud's Cabin.

hiking
1 day ago

I love 7 bridges, as always keep an eye on the map so you don’t miss any forks! Was a warm day at the bottom but pretty cold once you reach Jones Park and the Cabin! Trail is in awesome shape!

hiking
bugs
scramble
17 days ago

This was a great hike! Go past seven bridges, follow 622A all the way until it intersects with 667, make a left at the trout sign and follow all the way to Louds cabin. Was a great length, a great workout, great views. Had a good “lost feeling” as you are wondering towards the top through aspens and in the woods.

hiking
24 days ago

We hiked 7 bridges trail and went past that to Lord's cabin... that portion of the hike was a little rough but worth it. There and back to Lord's cabin was about 7 miles is give or take. 7 bridges trail was really busy on a weekend.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

My family and I hiked this trail today! Importantly, this is about a 9 mile round trip hike, not 6.2 miles. We parked in the Gold Camp Road parking area just above Helen Hunt Falls. Parking is tough - be patient if you didn't get to the parking lot early and wait for a spot to open up. We took 7 bridges trailhead to 622. For about the first 1/2 mile after the 7th bridge, the trail is rocky and visible. At the second 622 trail marker the trail breaks off into two separate trails, one upper with amazing views but a bit of exposure on a scree saturated mountainside, or a lower trail with much less exposure, much more cumbersome hiking because this trail is less traveled, and no views. We hiked the upper trail with an 11 y/o, 9 y/o and 7 y/o. We went slowly, provided them with lots of encouragement and helped them through the more exposed passes. After hiking through the scree, we found a beautiful Aspen meadow. From there we took the trail to a clearing. At the clearing there is a fork. We had to head left to stay on trail 622-A. About 25 minutes later, we found Loud's. It was such a fun hike, with some technical parts, and lots of great views.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

We followed 7 Bridges up to Trail 622, there was some scrambling up loose gravel. There seems to be 2 trails one lower and one upper??? we took the upper , very narrow and gravely. We were unable to finish this one due to time constrains but we will be back. The trail is good just be careful and watch your footing when crossing the scree field.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Great trail! Was definitely tough right after the last bridge for a good while but after the side of the mountain hike it was way easier! Beautiful hike

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice trail! Start early around 7/8 am. It gets really busy around lunchtime and not as enjoyable. Still icy in some portions of the trail.

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

Recommend ice spikes on this hike. Some loose gravel in the higher elevations with narrow trails.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

Lovely trail. Be sure to keep your head up to look for the trail sign pointing to the right past the seventh bridge. You’ll climb up some rock steps leading to the scree field. If you continue left, which is easy to do, you get off trail into another scree field that’s more difficult, could be dangerous as well. I uploaded a picture of the trail sign. I recommend hiking poles for the scree section when you get past the seventh bridge. Gets very narrow and slippery in this spot, on the edge of the mountain. The first time I hiked it without poles and got pretty nervous, especially coming down. When you get into the aspen grove, take a hard right onto a steep but wide trail. You gain a good bit of elevation here. When you get to the trail junction (you’ll see a no camping/fire sign), take the trail to the left (667). Just a little further you’ll see the trail for Loud’s on the right by the trout sign (622A). From here the trail is an easy stroll. You’ll pass the Bear Creek bridge and continue up the mountain to Loud’s. Beautiful hike, didn’t pass anyone on the trail on the way to the cabin. Clocked 7 miles roundtrip.

hiking
7 months ago

Trails aren't even marked how did anyone find this cabin? We never found the cabin or the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike this time of year. We did Loud's Cabin combined with the Kineo Mountain summit. The two combined showed a 14 mile round trip so beware that the distance on this app is not anywhere near accurate. Both hikes use the same trails so it makes sense to combine the two. The hike was pleasant, crowded in the Aspen grove but in a day or two all that color will be gone. Loud's was a beautiful meandering trail through the forest with easy elevation changes once past the aspen grove. I would recommend making this hike. Possibly study the area and combine hikes. For instructions on how to reach the both of these please read my Kineo Mountain review. This trail can get tricky past the 7th bridge on trail 622.

running
8 months ago

Full trail guide & trail running video of Loud's Cabin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JhL4SpVRNI

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

I do this sometimes rather than going all the way up to Mount Garfield. The trail is a cruiser mostly and I enjoy the scree fields (although) they can be hot.

hiking
11 months ago

Perfect trail for anyone looking to explore more deep into the valley.. lots of different scenery and not all uphill Plus you can stop by the underground shelter with fire place right before you arrive at the cabin.. just have to spot it ;)

hiking
Sat May 11 2019

Actually only did seven bridges trail and it was lovely

hiking
Sat Mar 09 2019

Icy and you need spikes! Did this on3/9/2019. The ice was a blessing because it started out with large talkative groups but the ice turned them away so majority of the trail was quiet. Diverse trail with rocky parts, a soothing Creek to listen to but we didn’t make it to the end - snowy on the back side and I didn’t want to get my socks packed with snow. We’ll come back in the fall-lovely aspen grove at the top. Oh and dog owners pick up your dog waste. Saw too much of that.

backpacking
Wed Feb 13 2019

Rating this Trail five stars for interesting and beautiful views along with difficulty and sliding in ice. Would definitely recommend trekking poles and spikes during winter months. The trail can be done without them however extremely dangerous as my spikes broke halfway through the trail and I slipped a lot coming down. Blessed that I didn't get hurt. Couple of spots where it's hard to see the direction of the trail pictures included.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
Sun Feb 03 2019

Icy in the middle...the snow was fine once you get forget up the trail past the Seven Falls section. Super scenic and saw no one once past the Seven Falls section. Would love to do this in the summer and fall wnlhen the leaves change color

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