Raspberry Mountain Trail Via Ring the Peak Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews
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Raspberry Mountain Trail Via Ring the Peak Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Divide, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The hike to the top of Raspberry Mountain is a pleasant six mile jaunt (round trip) through the Pike National Forest. The trail is wide and smooth, most of it shaded by tall dark Colorado Spruce. Sentinel Point and the northernmost of the Sibling Spires are visible occasionally about four miles to the south, whetting your appetite for the "Big View" available at the summit, when the Crags, Pike's Peak and the Catamount Reservoirs spread across the horizon's southeastern quadrant. Early morning trekkers will have the best light for views to the north and west as well (and will be less likely to get short changed by storms in the summer).

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We could see Pikes Peak from the top. Had a beautiful view. My youngest sister(age9) kept up great. You may need to stop and breathe if you're not used to the altitude.

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1 month ago

Great hike. It was myself, my wife, and our 4 kids (11, 7, 5, and 4). Kids got pretty tired on the way back down. Took us a total of 4 hours with the kids in tow plus breaks and snacks at the top. Very good views at the top. Worth the effort. My kids were excited to say they climbed to the top of a mountain, which was our whole reason for picking this trail. As a side note, watch your signs carefully. This trail intersects a couple others. If you aren't paying attention, they're easy to miss. Made one wrong turn on the way back down, and had to backtrack a half mile or so.

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Open for use quiet all to myself today

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2 months ago

If you've hiked hear in years past it has been rerouted. The trailhead is now up past the Mennonite camp and the Craggs Campground and about a 1/4-1/2 mile before the Craggs parking area. It remains an out and back Trail, 5 miles total. It rejoins the old trail at 1.75 miles in. The trails were well marked at all the turns. Remains a beautiful hike with spectacular view at the top and lightly travelled.

2 months ago

Open for use quiet all to myself today

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Open for use quiet all to myself today

2 months ago

Got here today and the road was closed right as you turn off 67. The sign said there was tree removal happening. Quite a shame, really wanted to hike it.