Palmer Trail (Section 16)

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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
2119 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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gorgeous trail. kicked my behind. counter clockwise

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1 day ago

This hike was exactly what I wanted for a short day hike. We parked at the small lot near the entrance. The trail was clean and taken care of.
The hike up was rather intense but when you get to the top it's all worth it.
The hike down is smooth and safe.

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10 days ago

I ran it counter-clockwise. There are some cool views in the first mile and then it's incredibly steep. Most of the climbing is in the second mile, and you may have to power walk. Up top the views are gorgeous, but the real fun is the downhill canyon section with somewhat steep cliffs on the left. Absolutely runnable for the last half - you can really open up with few rocks or roots. This was a complete surprise as I usually just run Barr trail.

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