Lower Columbine Trail

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Lower Columbine Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 308 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

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bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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muddy
10 days ago

I did this trail last week and it was pretty disappointing. There are no views and the trail stays close to the road the whole time it is not much for experiencing nature. It is very easy though but if you’re looking for easy there’s many other great trails and red rocks open space or garden of the gods.

hiking
17 days ago

Perfect for short family walks

recorded Lower Columbine Trail

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icy
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Simple great fun with dogs

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icy
snow
2 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

I love this trail! Extremely beautiful scenery and so satisfying the higher you go. Very humbling to be on a mountain so big. We even saw some deer. Rocks/pebbles were the only issue as it did make walking harder and I even feel once but if you have good hiking shoes/hiking sticks you probably won’t experience this.

hiking
5 months ago

A great cool down trail after long hikes. Shady trail that is very easy walking. Plenty of wildlife along the creek. This is a short trail perfect for walking with young children and pets. Take your time and enjoy nature and the creek. Some nice rock formations along the trail as well. Trail starts behind the visitors center and ends at a parking lot up the canyon. This parking lot is where Middle Columbine Trail begins.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice little walk through the canyon. My dog loved the creek that runs along the trail. Trailhead is behind the visitor center.

recorded Lower Columbine Trail

hiking
6 months ago

A great easy trail! Fun to walk along the water and have a relaxing hike with the family. Not busy at all while we were there.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with kids. Narrow in spots. Lots of shade. Downside is it runs alongside a road

hiking
8 months ago

A great "beginner hike" with the kids. It's scenic, and there are lots of places to stop and regroup (or play).

hiking
9 months ago

Lower Columbine trail is a beautiful easy trail, for a Saturday it was not crowded at all. Make sure to keep your dog on a leash , because it is close to the road.

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rocky
9 months ago

Super heavily populated

hiking
9 months ago

Nice!!! super easy as well.. you start with the Low Columbine and then it progresses to Mid Columbine (this one os moderate). I didn't get to High Columbine though, but I want to!!

hiking
10 months ago

perfect for my 8 and 4yr old. lots of places to stop at the creek.

hiking
10 months ago

it was a beautiful day for a nice hike, not many people on the trail.

Sun Feb 17 2019

enjoy this trail and so does my dog

hiking
Sun Nov 25 2018

lots of incline. Out & back trail that can be slippery with ice. nice dirt trail. "waterfall" is a tiny dam overflow, underwhilming for sure. Beautiful area with many real waterfalls close by.

hiking
Fri Oct 26 2018

Easy hike if you are looking for a short one. This is one of my favs when I don’t have a lot of time.

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

The Lower Columbine is a fantastic and easy trail, suitable for all ages and dogs. It’s a very quick hike, 30 minutes total. If you are looking for a tougher challenge, then head on up to the Mid and Upper Columbine Trails.

Wed Aug 15 2018

not super exciting, but it's nice. just out and back, didn't find the waterfall

Tue Jul 24 2018

Way too crowded!

hiking
Mon Jun 04 2018

Nice easy trail but definitely heavily populated. We saw at least 10 different people in under a mile. Should be switched from “light” to “heavy”.

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