Mount Muscoco Trail

MODERATE 294 reviews

Mount Muscoco Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1256 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

The Mount Muscoco trailhead is the same as Mount Cutler trailhead and the trails are the same for about a half mile until they split to go their separate ways. The trail is 2.1 miles one-way with about 1,300 feet elevation gain. Wonderful views at the top.

20 days ago

Beautiful on Christmas morning!

29 days ago

Beautiful view from summit!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, first half or so is fairly easy and then it becomes all uphill from there. So worth the walk, amazing views at the top.

1 month ago

Awesome hike not to rough of terrain very peaceful!

1 month ago

Awesome, somewhat challenging hike. Pretty mild for about 2/3 of the hike. Last bit gets tough. There are small trail markers that help you stay on track.

hiking
1 month ago

Gets quite rocky at the top, but still an awesome hike with a great view at the summit

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1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Wow! You earn your view. Scramble up to Summit is not too bad. Going down is tricky (for anyone with knee problems). Gorgeous vistas at several spots. Interesting granite formations and trees with bare roots. We saw so many dogs! Clearly, a popular weekend hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Gets challenging near the end with more vertical climb than the first half of the trail but rewards you with a great view of Colorado Springs.

hiking
2 months ago

Mild climb all the way to the top. Great vistas ever changing -- city views, forest views, peaks. Dog poop bags left by people along the way. All in all, an above average hike.

hiking
2 months ago

A really fun hike for experienced hikers. Beautiful views at the top. Please keep your dogs on a leash ✌

2 months ago

Solid hike.

2 months ago

Be sure to follow the red arrow markers, it has a false spot keep going the views are awesome

hiking
3 months ago

A bit harder than I thought. Very much uphill the whole way but a beautiful view at the top. Makes for a great workout

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is an easy hike with gradual inclines and moves through Spruce and Fir forests. Once at the top you are given great views of the Pikes National Forest and Colorado Springs. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
3 months ago

Views at the top are great! Be careful hiking this during the rainy season cause the weather can get pretty iffy at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible views! Pretty easy/moderate hike to begin with, but the last 1/2-3/4 mile is really tough. Steep incline and quite a bit of climbing. But the views at the top are more than worth it. The hike to the top has a 1300ft elevation gain. Not too busy on a weekday, but it would probably be busy on a weekend. Best views in the springs from the top! But also some nice lookout spots along the way if you don't want to go all the way up.

hiking
3 months ago

Some parts of the trail are a bit treacherous due to loose gravel, but the views from the top are incredible and well worth the moderate effort it takes to get up there.

4 months ago

Awesome trail and beautiful view! The perfect afternoon hike!

Beautiful trail and views

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