Palmer Trail (Section 16)

MODERATE 305 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
2119 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

trail running
2 days ago

Great trail for running or hiking. If you want more of a gradual increase in elevation travel clockwise. There were times where the trail is thin and mountain bikers are attempting to pass so be careful with animals or children.

trail running
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Great for a little hike. Counterclockwise. First few miles are a bit tough, uphill, and the forks are not well marked. Stay left (and up), and then left again at the Parallel Trail, and then left one more time and you will be on the main section. From there it is a steep climb to the top, but if you can do the Incline this will be a piece of cake. Good view at the top, and then a nice leasurly hike down on the back half. Come early, parking lots can fill fast on the weekends.

hiking
11 days ago

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15 days ago

I did a variation of this hike today, it was great. Very steep going up the mountain, but then it levels out. I went up and then backtracked, I didn't loop. Got 128 floors of incline!

16 days ago

Excellent hike, the first 2 miles are steep but the last 4 are a nice walk in the woods. Gorgeous country.

hiking
17 days ago

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hiking
21 days ago

Followed this around Garden of the Gods. Easy hike, some road noise. Met up with some mule deer in the afternoon. Good views of the park from this trail.

hiking
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1 month ago

Great trail. Beautiful views, and great little outlooks.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome work out.

hiking
1 month ago