Penrose Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Penrose Trail is a 6.8 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 April until October.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take 26th Street to Gold Camp Road. Approximately 2 miles up Gold Camp Road is the trailhead.

hiking
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7 months ago

a little sketchy at the end for beginners..just fyi I dell the first run but have enjoyed it ever since. Be safe wear a helmet!

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Great Trail. Too bad the bikes have taken it over. Came close to being hit multiple times. Otherwise great views!

trail running
Saturday, June 04, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 06, 2015

If this trail takes you by Josephine Falls, then I've hiked it a number of times. It's a beautiful woodsy hike, and up on Mount Buckhorn there are lots of large boulders on and around the trail. I've never seen it called Penrose on any map or sign, so I could be wrong, but the Topo Map seems to align perfectly with the trail I remember.

hiking
Sunday, September 07, 2014

Saturday, July 28, 2012