Templeton Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Templeton Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Note: All dogs must be on a leash while on park trails. The top of the Mesa dog park is the only off leash area. This is a high volume area so please pick up after dogs and dispose of any waste and trash properly. Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. The Templeton Trail begins and ends at the Yucca Flats trailhead. Visitors often choose to hike clockwise on this trail because the trail signs are easier to read when moving in this direction.

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19 days ago

HOLY SHIT, I can't tell what's trail and what's washout! I couldn't find shit in this place and the trail markers are useless. Aside from that the tallest peak in the distance is generally westward so that's helpful. Even though I lost the trail at least half a dozen times I thought it was badass and a lot of fun.

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1 month ago

When we pictured hiking in Colorado this is exactly what we were looking for. We highly recommend! Easy to find and beautiful views at every turn!

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1 month ago

Good! Wasn't crowded. Moderately difficult in some spots and lost the trail once due to a bad marker, but the app's map helped a ton! I enjoyed the trail for sure.

1 month ago

excellent trail. moderate difficulty with beautiful views

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1 month ago

Great trail, great views and great exercise. Just do yourself a favor and don't go midday in 90+ degree weather... mistakes were made

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2 months ago

I have lived in Colo Spgs for 40 years and never did this trail. It was a nice little find. The east to west side the the trail was easy to follow. On the south side after the horse area there are a bunch of paths and false paths that crisscross the path and made it hard to follow, maybe it was just me. However it was easy to get back on main path. I went in the heat of the day so on the east and north side the trees and shade was wonderful breaking out on the west to south side it got really warm and little shade. Overall not sure how this is a moderate trail, so very easy on the moderate side.

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