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Prospect Lake is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly





partially paved

10 days ago

Good walking route. The entire loop around the lake is 1.25 miles. Good views of the mountains. Lots of exercise options as well. Can get crowded depending on the day but still nice.

16 days ago

Nice morning or evening walk.

23 days ago

Nice walk with many exercise options

1 month ago

Nice paved trail. Quite busy though.

1 month ago

The city tries to keep up with it but there is a high volume of violent crime in and around the area. It isn't too bad for me but I also live in the area. It is also a decent (not the best) place to fish.

2 months ago

It's a stroll at best. We were with several people. I'm not sure I'd go back by myself. Sketchy hood.

2 months ago

Make a note, this is not a trail. It’s a paved path around a city lake with playgrounds. It’s basically a walking path. In the winter it also has a lot of frozen ice on it, not great for running. Actual distance around was more like 1.2 or so vice 2.2. After 2 laps I only had 2.4 miles on my GPS watch.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Question: this website says the lake loop is 2.2 miles, but the sign at the lake says 1.2 miles. Does anyone know which is right? (The views are beautiful, but the path is cement and you have to dodge the goose droppings. There’s also an breathtakingly cute lion statue.)

7 months ago

Biggest downside for me is that the lake is surrounded by a cement path. Personally, I refuse to run on this surface, so the “trail running” tag on this was misleading. If you don’t mind that, then this place looks lovely with great views of the mountains.

7 months ago


9 months ago

I actually enjoy it here. the homeless population is decreased substantially of late. You can paddle board and kayak with great mountain views and views of Garden of the Gods. Not a hike, definitely a path but great for running. The park also has a Velodrome created by the Olympic Center but open to the public with a pass, an indoor YMCA pool on the property (pass needed), a free big skate park, volleyball courts, tennis and racquetball courts , "pro" horseshoe courts, baseball, football, and soccer fields, and an indoor ice skating rink (day pass needed). There are memorials near the lake and a clock tower that chimes on the hour. The park is huge and overall very nicely maintained. The area is transitioning slowly and I believe this park will be a center of the community.

11 months ago

beautiful lake, but alot of homeless.

Sun May 19 2019

It's a nice walk around the lake. It can be a slow or fast pace. There's excercises that's available to do if you'd like to enhance your workout. Two playground areas for children and if you feel like fishing after you're done go on ahead and relax.

Mon Apr 01 2019

Nice family park. Some undesirables and homeless. CSPD is trying to do their best I suppose.

Sun Jan 20 2019

Great views of the front range just be careful of the bird droppings while looking at them.. I don't consider this a hiking trail though. This is a nice place for a stroll, run or walk with your dog. Paved sidewalks, work out stops, and nice park areas.

Sun Nov 25 2018

Nice sidewalk around a small lake with lots of birds. Nice playground area & swings. Great for pokemon go.

Sat Aug 11 2018

As mentioned earlier, not a great area. Also, not really a hiking trail, just a paved loop around the lake, which does offer some nice views.

Sat Jun 16 2018

Nice easy walk. Not the best area, must be aware of surroundings. But there were a lot of kids and dogs and families. I also really appreciated the monuments and memorials, as well as the bell that chimes songs around noon.

Mon Apr 16 2018

This lake is in the middle of town. It's entirely flat, good for a stroll in the park. Usually pretty populated. There are plenty of geese, ducks, and other birds around most of the time.

Fri Jan 19 2018

good walk

Sun Jan 14 2018

Beautiful scenery. Not the best area of town.

Sun Oct 15 2017


Sun Oct 08 2017

It's unfortunate that this walk isn't in the best place but I always feel safe when my husband carries his gun

Wed Aug 23 2017

The area isn't the best. But if you are with someone and have some mace go for it!

Sun Aug 06 2017

Not a very nature like hike and short. Would be good for an after work quick hike. Be aware of your surroundings not the best area.

Mon May 15 2017

A nicely maintained trail in the heart of the city.

Sun Apr 16 2017

great lake and very beautiful camped there with my 4 year old son and it was awesome camp grounda are lame but that lake is so great

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