Ring The Peak and Limber Pines Trail

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North Slope Recreation Area

Ring The Peak and Limber Pines Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.8 miElevation gain393 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowers
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SEASONAL CLOSURE: This area is subject to seasonal closure due to weather conditions. For more information, please visit https://coloradosprings.gov/pikes-peak-americas-mountain/page/north-slope-recreation-area

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Sarah Hayduk
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I didn't expect there to still be so much snow and ice still and I didn't get any service so I'm not sure if we took a wrong turn somewhere. But it had great views and the dogs enjoyed their walk

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Ryan Jurek
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I’m surprised to read some ho-hum sounding reviews of this trail — this has been one of my favorites since moving out here two years ago for its breathtaking scenery — the huge pines, the meadows, the sun glistening through the tree branches, all underneath the massive Pikes Peak. When I first moved here, I thought, “this hike screams Colorado!!”

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robert triggs
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a good walk.

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Stefan Scherer
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Ok trail. Nothing spectacular. Definitely on the easy side. Good place to relax by reservoir and have a snack.

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Michael Williams
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Great starter trail for a flat lander. Saw mule deer.

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Kathryn Watson
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Lovely and peaceful.

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Eric Hendrickson
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Eric Hendrickson
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MeAn Rivera
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Nick Petersen
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This is a great trail for Mountain biking and bringing the dogs. Older dogs even should be able to do this hike, it’s very easy. I wouldn’t consider this moderate. Beautiful scenery.

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Amber Jacobs
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Trailhead was packed but didn’t see many people until my way back to my Jeep. Did Elder Fehn with the loop then connected to Ring the Peak and Limber Pines to get to the reservoir. Good hike! Some great views. Once you hit the dirt road your in direct sun for a while. Worth doing it again!

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Jen Larson
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Great views but over half of the trail was a long a dirt service road in direct sun. Additionally, there was a short section that ran along the paved road-which is not really what I want when I’m out in nature. Take home message. The trail has some great views but overall it left me disappointed.

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Tess Buescher
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Super easy hike. Should be ranked easy. Great views. I hiked with a two year old strapped to my back no problem. Not a lot of gradient.

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Selena Rodriguez
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Trail was well maintained and offered some wonderful views! But be warned! There are tiny caterpillars hanging from the trees EVERYWHERE. They’re suspended by silk or something so a few smacked me in the face

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Russell Howell
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This is a moderate trail on the easy side. We went counterclockwise on a well maintained trail. There was some loose fine gravel going down. You wind up on a road that runs alongside the reservoir then back up a hill. I don't care for hiking on a road, but you do get some good views of the reservoir and there are periodic good views of Pikes Peak and The Crags throughout. Parking lot was almost full when we got there around 9:00, but we saw few folks on this trail.

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Kris Renee
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Multiple trails start at the base and it was a little tricky to figure out which trail is which. However once on the correct path the trail was easy to follow. About half the hike was on a gravel service road rather than a path through the forest, so I was rather disappointed about that part. Nice views of the reservoir however. Trail was well maintained and was on the easy side of moderate. Parking lot is rather small and was almost full on a weekday.

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Meghan O
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There are multiple trails around, so we didn’t go this trail. We added about 2 miles to the hike, but over all it was a nice hike! It is perfect on the moderately hard. I’m out of shape so we had to stop a couple of times. We were hiking over all 3 hours. This was adding on 2 hours and hanging out at the water for a few. The trails are easy to follow. Easy to get there.

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Mr M
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Great easy hike, with wide solid trails in most places. Small steep section in the first 200m from trailhead with some ice, but smooth sailing from there on out.

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Rob Harris
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Great day hike. The first part is a little steep and had ice and snow, but at the top of the ridge on the sunny side it was mostly dry dirt. Some light mud in areas but overall 80% dry, especially along the road that parallels the reservoir. We went counterclockwise and the climb back up was easy on a gentle slope road.

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Matthew Long
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Nice trail, beautiful area. I didn't need spikes, but it is snowy so careful footing is important. The hardest part of this hike was having a dog who likes walking between your legs.

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Olivia Wolfe
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Great powdery snow right now. Didn’t go the whole route as we ran out of time

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Morane Kerek
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This trail is closed for the winter - starting Oct 1.

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Mike Anderson
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I love to hike this trail early. I usually go right after sunrise and get in a peaceful hike before anyone else is out. It's gorgeous and quiet down in the valley with great views of Pikes Peak. I have had one encounter with a bear on the trail, but he fled when I shouted (I was as spooked as he was!). Not dangerous, but keep your eyes open.

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Amanda Ridenour
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I didn't go all the way around the ridge but it is a gorgeous site It is well traffic but not too crowded.

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Lenore McKenzie-Morris
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nice easy walk. A small segment is on the road which leads to lake. There are clusters of wildflowers.

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Cindy Meinert
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Easy to find trail about 45 minutes from Colorado Springs. Parking lot has a decent vault toilet which was a nice bonus. First half and last part of the trail were wooded and really lovely. Truly beautiful views of the Peak. Middle section is a gravel road, but the seclusion and views make up for it. Mid- July and there were lots of beautiful wild flowers. Wear plenty of sunscreen - there’s not a ton of shade on the back half. Really liked this hike. I’d say this is a pretty easy hike with some rolling hills that got my chubby lungs puffing, but that were manageable. My bet is in the fall the aspen leaves will be beautiful!

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Kyle Defi
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Easy and secluded trail with a mix of forest, stream-beds and a reservoir. One of my favorite trails in the COS area. If you make a right on Catamount Reservoir Rd (off the route) you will find views that reminded me of the San Juan Mountains.

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Chef Ed
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easy 4 mile loop with a beautiful lake to sit by and take in the surrounding views. I prefer counter-clockwise, but either way is a great hike. This is a good warm up hike, for a more serious hike a day or so later, (this coming from a flat-lander in Missouri). A Few people on trail and you are able to fish the lake if you want. Dogs are also allowed. Pack a lunch, and take a relaxing hike with some "chill time" by the lakes edge. Enjoy!!

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