Seven Bridges Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain912 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Located just west of Colorado Springs, the Seven Bridges Trail is a very popular route along North Cheyenne Creek. The trail gets its name from the seven small bridges hikers traverse while meandering along the creek. Park on Gold Camp Road, and continue southwest along an old narrow gauge railroad bed. You'll quickly reach the trailhead, marked by a sign stating "Trail 622". From here the trail is straightforward. You'll be in the shade most of the time, as you make your way west along the creek. The river cascades powerfully down the canyon, especially in the spring. After the seventh bridge, most hikers choose to turn back. If you wish to continue your hike, the trail continues, connecting with other trails.

Dirt parking near the gate of Gold Camp road. No facilities.

The parking is available at Pull off #18. The \"Gold Camp\" Rd. is located at the North West area of parking lot with a metal gate (no sign to label), opposite of Lower Gold Camp Rd and High Rd. Approximately 0.7 mi on this gravel rd. you will approach Hiking Marker 622 off to the right side of the road. This takes you to the Seven Bridges.

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Jan Garcia
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HikingGreat!

Walked this today. The weather was perfect, May 4th. We were the only people on the trail after Helen falls. The snow was melting falling off the trees. Some of the bridges still had snow. It was beautiful a true paradise. There was some slush on the trail so we had wet shoes but so worth it. The road to the trail head was closed so we walked the three miles up the road. The old parking lot at the trail head is under construction. From start to finish took us 5 hours including the road walk. Was ten miles In Total. Be careful that you don’t miss the trail. We tried to do this last year and walked right passed the trail to the bridges. We didn’t even know it until we were to far away. Trail is not marked well.

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Jen K
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HikingIcySnow

Slushy snow but beautiful trail through the woods. I liked hiking along the brook. Some challenging areas in the snow without spikes. Missed the turn off from the main trail initially, at the bend, not blatantly marked but there is a post marker there.

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Linda Greenwell
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HikingIcy

Nice easy going trail. Bring your spikes, it's super icy in most spots. I reccomend as a family hike as well.

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Tracy Lacey
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Trenton Letz
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Emily Cravy
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HikingGreat!

Easy trail and great views. I always take noobies on this trail who aren’t used to the altitude yet to warm up. Parking always sucks though. Gets a little irritating after awhile when the New Yorkers hog 3 spots. And yes it’s always the new yorkers

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Brandy M
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Nice, but very busy on the weekend.

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R Kris Putrasahan
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HikingGreat!

Great hike with the last half mile being quite strenuous due to elevation gain. Be careful with kids and walking sticks are very helpful. First 0.3 miles on gravel road and watch for the trail off to the right just past the N Cheyenne Creek sign.

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Emilija Everts
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Gorgeous urban trail with lots of beautiful greenery and bridges

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Kayla and Luis Elortondo
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Great hike today 4/4/21. Icy and slippery in places but doable without spikes or poles. More solitude and interesting scenery past bridge #7, which is where most families seemed to stop.

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Selvija Bajrami
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Awesome hike. I accidentally went off course for a bit though.

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Nathan In.Nature
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Gorgeous evening for a hike. A little icy in spots but manageable w out spikes if you have poles and are careful.

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Joe Foster
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Fairly easy trail, but becomes a doozy towards the end. Becomes a bit difficult to find where you the end is after bridge 7.

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Joe Foster
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Awesome trail. Arrive early to avoid a lot of people.

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Mike Kemmler
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Great trail - busy at bottom - lot full by 11 or so - mostly packed snow

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Juliann Plimpton
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Amazing hike! Made it to the 7th bridge before I had to turn around for my own purposes. One thing I want to share to those not from the area. It was a little tricky finding the trailhead. Park in the parking lot and take the dirt road in until you get to the creek. You will see a sign for 622 trail. That from my understanding is the 7 Bridges trail. From there the hike was amazing. A bit icy but amazing! Enjoy!

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Charles Scherrey
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We only got to bridge 3

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Alicia Rogers
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HikingIcyMuddy

Nice short trail, bridges are numbered so ya know how far you’ve gone. Micro spikes were helpful, the way down was a slushy mess by the afternoon.

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Linda Coffey
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Anya Niedzwiedz
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I’d say micro spikes are a necessity after the first half mile. Very icy, I was still slipping in mine. Got there at 7am and barely anyone, got back to parking at 8:30 and almost full

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