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Nice drive through some beautiful scenery.

awesome trail, started at Hodenpyl dam, and took the NCT to reds bridge and looped back on the MRT side. Lots of elevation change, and a great walk through beautiful wilderness. I will definitely be back to do this loop again!

Stunning weather, full sun and a breeze too. Great trail and even though always many people and more dogs, it doesn’t feel crowded. But it is that time of year and there was a bear on the trail when I turned a corner. Medium to small size and when it saw me and I clapped it quickly ran up a steep bank and then turned around to look at me. So I took a picture of it. Not a great photo as bears don’t pose all that well. Ha!! Anyway, carry bear spray and when hiking alone and turning blind corners make some noise.

Beautiful trail, lots of shade.

Wonderful and adventurous trail. Did it in 2-days, allowed ourselves to acclimate the first da and only did about 6.5 miles. Camped at Lake #5. Heavy winds (30-40mph gusts) made things really difficult but we managed. Old Army Pass (to New Army Pass) isn't marked on official maps anymore but the trail is still there by Lake #4. Only a couple spots where we had to avoid ice and go off trail. All around an beautiful hike with some incredible views and high-apline air. Would highly recommend!

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bugs
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful views. Easy hike on a dirt road with car traffic. Directions to trail head were poor

road biking
2 days ago

Had a great September ride

My friend and I did all Ohlone Wildness Trail ( all 30 miles) in 10 hrs & 30 mins in 100 degree weather. stupid, I know. Bring EXTRA water! We ran out. It was pretty difficult especially around mile 21. There is no shade you are very exposed. But we did it!

hiking
3 days ago

CO trail trial with F Davis 20199916

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked from Breckenridge to Fresco, mostly downhill with great views. Well marked and easy hike.

For this area it's nice city scape with a constant river view.

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rocky
scramble
snow
3 days ago

We were really relieved to find the snow has all melted off the summit from this week’s snow storm, although there was still a bit before the boulder field and it was a little dicey. Trekking poles were a big help there. The wildflowers were stunning, saw two goats, three snakes (not poisonous), and lots of adorable smaller wildlife. This was my first time all the way to the summit and it was absolutely beautiful! Quite a day. There were lots of people, but most of them did Timpooneke trail, so it was fairly private before the saddle. If you’re trying to get it in this season before the snow gets bad definitely don’t wait much longer!

Hit the trail at 5am. There were 2-3 other groups of people starting at the same time. Really enjoyed being alone on the trail for the most part. The sunrise was the most beautiful scenery of the whole hike I would say. Made it up to the Barr camp, 6 miles in 3 hours. The trails goes straight up with many switch backs. Had my first break, 2 cups of coffee and little chat. Next 3 miles were kind of the same. After that bunch of people missed the main trail and I also followed without thinking so ended up doing around 0.5 miles of straight uphill hiking before we found the main trail so that was a nice little adventure... could have been worse! More steepish hike for around 2.5 miles before I saw the famous sign '16 golden stairs'. It gets steeper from here with lot of switch backs, I guess 1500 feet in last 1 mile. On the summit there were hundreds of people who drove all the way up! So not much of a very rewarding summit. But I was happy to see my husband who drove up to get me and brought my much needed protein shake. Overall I liked the hike, not the most beautiful views but I like the physical challenge part of it very much. It was close to 13 miles up and 7300ft of elevation gain. Took me around 7 hours. No need to do it again I guess.

My father and I hiked half of the east side, from Red Bridge and camped at 4a. The next morning we hiked back to Red Bridge. We got one of the last campsites and ended up having to share it with another party. Other than the lack of available campsites, we couldn’t complain at all. The trail had a little bit of everything. There was a good balance of up and downhill and had very rewarding views. If we were to hike it again we would park our car toward the middle of the trail so we could have more options on where to go.

Beautiful trail. The trail follows the course of the Cumberland River. Very peaceful.

This was my first backpacking trip and we didn't get a chance to complete it due to the high temperature and lack of water sources on the second day (creeks were all dry). Would probably have been fine in cooler weather.

About 2 miles from the start the trail curves sharply to the left and that is easy to miss especially if one starts in the early morning when it's still dark. If you end up at a staircase going up and down the Manitou Incline, you went too far and you will need to turn back and then look to your right and you will see the trail in about 20-30 yards curving to the right. Otherwise a great hike, very doable if you have a reasonable level of fitness and go at your own pace especially above the tree line where the air gets increasingly thinner and thinner. If you start from the parking lot in Manitou Springs (Hydro Street) and plan to go back the same day, it will make for a very long hike, about 26 M, so start early (I started at 3 AM and reached the summit at 11 AM). I thought the section of the trail between Manitou Springs and the Barr Camp was the most gorgeous part of the hike, with a great views of the mountains.

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

scenic driving
4 days ago

Beautiful trail to take out of staters over! Tons of history especially train and mining! Especially amazing in fall. Very easy dirt road drive!

Went up in a 2005 4Runner and made it just fine. Pretty rocky and bumpy so it was often slow going. One of my favorite trails around, and by far the best view I’ve seen. The road itself was washed out the day we went, due to it raining the day before. Plan and make sure your going during a week with good weather so road conditions are stable. You will love this trip.

hiking
5 days ago

Great conditions. Lots of bikers due to an event but that is to be expected on this trail. Good route if you’re staying at Blind Lake and want a short exit.

It was a beautiful hike and the conditions were great. Well marked trail. We only went from the Seaton Creek Campground to the suspension bridge which was only a 2mi rd trip. Lots of pine woods.

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