Middle Columbine Trail

MODERATE 81 reviews
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Middle Columbine Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 666 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

washed out

no shade

hiking
11 days ago

Very nice trail with beautiful views. Easy to navigate.

hiking
21 days ago

Decent overview of the valley. Would love to have had a little more to it though. Trail just dies at another trail.

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rocky
2 months ago

Amazing views. The terrain was rough on places but a great hike.

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2 months ago

Great hike! Steep incline the first 0.5 miles that follows side of mountain then mixes with more level path through trees and up side of mountain again. Middle Columbine ends where Upper starts so it is easy to miss. About 2.4 miles in and back out to parking area. Beautiful views of canyon. Definitely loose gravel in many areas.

hiking
5 months ago

Well maintained trail that wasn’t too difficult for middle aged beginner hikers.

8 months ago

We couldn't quite figure out where the trail looped, so we took the trail out and back. Beautiful views. Lots of mountain bikers, which did get tricky on some of the more narrow passes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Very nice hike to Upper Columbine and then Spring Creek trail but there is a LOT of loose gravel and young children should not be on parts of it as the trail has washed out with very narrow trail and steep, sometimes sheer drop offs. 4.27 miles for us with 927 vertical feet.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

It was a great hike with beautiful views! The path can get a little slippery with gravel, especially when it rains, so make sure to wear good hiking shoes. I would definitely recommend it!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The views are pretty. Most of the trail has very loose gravel. There is not a good area where you can let kids down and play/eat. The loop is confusing as you get to the “end/top” of the loop, and it seems to turn into another trail. We ended up coming back down the same way we went up.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Terrain made this one a bit challenging for our dogs. Besides loose, pebbles rock most of the way, the views were beautiful and the incline made for a great workout.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

beautiful trail with gorgeous views! steep going up and it is a work out but it gets easier. I'm not a big fan of Cheyenne Cañon because it's so packed on the weekends but I highly recommend going on a weekday when there are less people and more nature to experience.

hiking
Monday, January 15, 2018

Great trail with beautiful views along the way. Steep start but definitely mellows off.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Good trails. Steep in some places, be careful for people on bikes.

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