Mays Peak from Bear Creek

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Mays Peak from Bear Creek is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

Not the best hike in the area. The first 2 miles are on a gravel road. It’s only on the last section before the peak that you’re on a narrow trail. However, the area is beautiful and the view at the top is incredible.

hiking
2 months ago

Worth the trek. Although at the saddle, it was hard to find the trail. Take the trail due East next to the fencing. just before the summit, the trail becomes very steep. the view from the summit you can see Mt Cutler, Mt Muscoco, Mt Buckhorn, the canyon, the view of the city, and Garden of the Gods.

hiking
3 months ago

2.13.18 - beautiful views! slushy from recent snowfall, but serene and very easy trail to follow (the orange cone is still there, indicating the May's Peak trail). Panoramic views and definitely a fantastic workout; steep right before the summit!

5 months ago

we came up the Bear Creek Road side of this Trail, and the orange cone that is mentioned in the below comments is about 2 miles up dirt road called High Road. we went in looking for the orange cone thinking it was going to be close to the trailhead by 666 but we were mistaken. Still a beautiful hike still would recommend it. the views from the top of May's Peak are amazing and I'm lucky to enough to have been able to climb this one today. There are other hikers on this road with dogs that don't use the leash like they're supposed to so just be careful of them.

hiking
6 months ago

The trailhead for Mays Peak is still marked by an orange cone. The trail is narrow, but fairly easy to see as you go up. I started at Bear Creek Rd. My distance tracked at 5.2 miles round trip.

hiking
8 months ago

Follow an old road to the gate. Take the trail on left. Trail is about 100 ft from gate, there was an orange cone marking trail last time I was there.

8 months ago

Follow the road until an obvious clearing/saddle. The trail to summit is the least obvious at that point, kind of towards the left and fairly narrow.

hiking
9 months ago

It was a pretty overcast day when we went, I was convinced we were gonna get rained on, but it was a fun trail. We started from Bear Creek Canon, but I think you can do a shorter route from the Cheyenne Canyon side. The trail to the actual summit was not marked, so we had to hunt around a little bit for it. It was a pretty nice hike though.

9 months ago

mostly on the dirt road, but great views after the saddle! I struggled finding the route at the saddle. there are five paths, not including the road you come up. it's the third from the left, or second from the right. unmarked and doesn't really look like a trail compared to the others.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice moderate hike, steady uphill grade from TH to peak. Even though most of this trail is on wide dirt road, it was devoid of traffic and well shaded entire way. Peak is very serene, grassy, treeless with great views to Cutler, Muscoco, Buckhorn, etc...worth the trip!

hiking
11 months ago

Hiking up the road is nice, but it's hiking up a road. Once you get to the saddle and actually start toward the summit of Mays Peak, it becomes amazing!

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