Pikes Peak from Devils Playground

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Pikes Peak from Devils Playground is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, 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
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

A relatively short and easy hike on Pikes Peak From the parking lot walk across the road back to the Northeast side and look for the hikers path that begins by paralleling the road. Do not hike on the road as you will be fined by the Pikes Peak Toll Road authorities that regularly patrol the road. The path will take a more direct route to the summit than the road. By hiking this path you will have the time to enjoy the views and the thin air. The last stretch of this hike goes up the steep pitch to the summit. Here you must be careful to look for cairns (rock stacks) so that you don't loose the trail. Once at the summit house enjoy some food from Colorado's highest restaurant before you begin your hike back to your car.

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We hiked this trail at the beginning of August 2017. There's a huge parking lot at the trailhead, which was great. This hike is pretty easy until you approach the summit and get to a rather challenging rock scramble. There are cairns to mark the easiest way to go, but they're not always easy to find. Kids would probably do okay on this hike. We also saw a few marmots on the trail. There's a huge gift shop at the summit and a ton of tourists who drove up there. Highly recommend!

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We did this hike from the craggs. It was about 8 miles one way to the top of pikes peak. I really enjoyed the craggs to devils playground but from there you're walking next to the toll road the rest of the way up. A lot of traffic and people playing on the rocks at devils playground. Kinda takes away from the experience but still a beautiful hike none the less. I believe this hike is a class 2 because of the scrambling up the rocks the last half mile or so. Most of the snow has melted as of 6/20

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Recommend you be in good shape to do this hike. Straight up the whole way, but the views are spectacular! Trail is hard to find near the summit, just follow the cairns and you should be good.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Great way to summit the peak of you don't want to drive or ride the train! This is the last leg of the Crags to Pikes Peak Trail - the Sunday morning I went there was a decent amount by of traffic on the trail. It is challenging, but if you take your time and pay attention to the cairns you should be fine if you are an average/somewhat experienced hiker. They have really worked to make the cairns more visible in the boulder field, but you still need to look carefully. Make sure you check the weather forecast for the summit before you head out! I was able to make the round trip in about 4 hours with a stop for donuts at the top!