Palmer Trail (Section 16)

MODERATE 338 reviews
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Palmer Trail (Section 16) is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1702 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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9 days ago

I've hiked many trails but this one I find myself repeatedly coming back to it's beauty and challenges. Once you reach the top of this 5.2 mile hike it's breathtaking and a sense of serenity.

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14 days ago

Ethereal views from the top. Relatively easy hike up off the trails.

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very good

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22 days ago

One of my favs. Really good during the week, when not super busy.

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24 days ago

Long, and anticlimactic. Really nothing worth seeing in the trail, just a long way to get some exercises in.

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