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hiking
12 hours ago

Great trail, good views at the summit and fun rocky terrain near the top. Seemed crowded at first but after the trail splits it was much quieter. Agree with the 2+ miles one way other hikers have stated.

off road driving
12 hours ago

Trail was pretty and very easy, but VERY narrow in areas. Was a struggle to work the way between trees and boulders in some areas. If you have a wider Jeep i do not recommend this trail- it was truly a butt clencher.


I have to wonder if I took a wrong turn, since no other reviews mention how tight the road between trees was. The area was certainly scenic.

Great views from the top of Pulpit and then finish it off with a hike around the 4 mile scenic loop. I saw to bucks and a doe cling to the rocks along the way. Enjoyable and easy hike, except to the top of Pulpit which is maybe moderate. Enjoy!!!!

Came today about 12 PM, was slightly confused about where to start the trail, but thanks to earlier comments I figured it out. I did accidentally missed the trail head after walking down the beginning of the path for a while. Be on the lookout, it’s 622. Hiked all the way up past the seventh bridge with my four-month-old puppy. It was somewhat hard but we did it with ease. Whole hike up and back took me about an hour and a half.

It was an over all easy hike. The stairs were what killed me! But everything beyond that was pretty easy! Awesome views over all

Had a blast doing this trail today with the wife and son in my 2015 F150, with a fox coil over leveling kit and 33 inch Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws (similar to KO2s).

Did the whole 9 yards, through the whole loop and even up to the academy overview.

Before you get to the loop the trail is just loaded with big dips in the ground, my toddler was cracking up the whole time going through those he loved it.

Once you hit the loop it starts to get narrower and narrower, definitely a handling challenge if you're in a full sized truck. I had to pull in my rear view a couple times and definitely had some pine tree brush, nothing intense enough to scratch the paint though. No good rock crawling spots but definitely some bumpy and steep grades to keep you on your toes.

One of my favorite hikes!! Makes you work for it the first couple miles but definitely is worth it because the rest of the loop is so beautiful. Took a solid 3 hours with some breaks in between. Will definitely come here again. I recommend this trail if you are moderately in shape, but if you aren't don't be discouraged because this hike is worth it.

This was a fun and easy hike. It is not clearly marked. To get there travel beyond the Helen Hunt Falls interpretive center a bit. Then you will see a parking lot. Park. On the west side of the parking lot take the fire road 2/3 of a mile to trail head 622. It is off to the right. That is the start to the seven bridges. Enjoy. This trail was fairly trafficked.

hiking
1 day ago

Danielle, for Jones park, I park at the same lot, big dirt lot trailhead, then go west on the big dirt road, about half a mile or 10 minutes in, there is a trail that cuts off to the right. Go up that and that will take you directly into Jones Park. I dont know if there's signs for the trail, but its well used.

Love this trail - great views and good exercise. Took us a little less than 2 1/2 hours. We both clocked it on our fitbits at about 5 miles round trip. DO go to the end for the best view!

hiking
2 days ago

It’s a fun hike close to town. The trail isn’t well defined in spots. The loose scree is miserable climbing down. Be very careful. Had to slide on my butt in places to get down.

Has a great payoff at the end - beautiful spot for a picnic! Some steep spots but still pretty family friendly.

Totally awesome!!! Trail can be a little hard to follow right where it breaks off of seven bridges and up to the summit, but fairly easy to find your way. Definitely read the reviews below in regards to the last intersection. You’ll want to avoid the marked trails straight and to your left and head up the mountain where you can see a small trail peaking through the trees to your right. Started from the parking lot at 6:20am and was at the top by 7:45am. I was lucky enough to have the summit all to myself! Definitely recommend going early in the day to avoid both the heat and the crowds at seven bridges.

Great scenic multi-trail. Conveniently located and surprisingly beautiful.

Nice trail. Even though the loop is about 4 miles, you can easily get from the trailhead to the top of the Pulpit Rock in about 30-40 minutes. The last 100 yards is a little challenging for kids but doable. Great views.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Really nice trail. Tons of hills and turns. It has bathrooms and playgrounds for the kids. I would recommend driving to the top and then start down. Chipmunks are all around the ponds. I had my kid on the back of my bike and did just fine. Heart rate peaked around 165.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Short loops but tons of good terrain for mountain biking. Bent my rear derallier hanger on one of the rock formations but I still managed to have a great ride with some low gears that still worked. Had 8miles by the time I finished.

Loved it! A nice hike with ups and downs - not just up and then down. Beautiful cliff/peaks/aspen forest views. Only saw 2 people entire trip.

Great climb up! The path back down is easy which is great bc it allows you to slow down and enjoy the beautiful views.

Very touristy. Insane amount of traffic. The mountain itself is awesome and I would love to just go explore Take my advise and park at one of the pull offs and just start exploring.

Beautiful picturesque with great photos ops! Fairly easy - mostly paved. Get there early to beat the heat and crowds

walking
3 days ago

Nice easy walk. Not the best area, must be aware of surroundings. But there were a lot of kids and dogs and families. I also really appreciated the monuments and memorials, as well as the bell that chimes songs around noon.

Amazing views! I will do this trail again!

Do this weekly. Great replacement for the incline as the crowds have ruined that one. Enjoy the canyon, it’s quite beautiful.

Find a natural water run-off and follow it up to the top of the ridge. All kinds of cool trails up there and amazing views. Saw rabbits and lizards. Watch for rattlesnakes as there are plenty of hiding spots for them. Watch your step!

4 days ago

Great training hike! You get the miserable scree of 14ers with the crazy incline, and don't have to be at altitude.
The trail is pretty steep on loose rock, not a good trail for kids.

Pretty low traffic on this trail. It ended up being about 4.5 miles. Some areas of the trail are poorly maintained. You will follow several trails so be sure to have some sort of map. There are lots of angles of the Garden of the Gods to take pictures or just observe. Overall it was a decent trail but I prefer a bit more of a challenge.

I did this hike Monday 6/11 I got to the trailhead around 7am and there were only about 10 cars in the parking lot. When I left about 10:30 the parking lot was full. It was a very nice well shaded hike. It has some good inclines at some points. You have to pay attention to find the trailhead from the road it’s just a small sign right near the creek. I got distracted looking around and passed it.

Really beautiful hike with great views from Mesa up at the mountains as well as down toward Garden of the Gods. Nice woodsy/low brush sections as well. We started to the right and returned on Mesa which was a nice way to do it, but we had some difficulty finding trail markings at the start and ended up following Contemplative and Sand Canyon at the beginning.

hiking
5 days ago

Brought my little tyke with me. Due to his pace and a 130pm start we only went half way. Lovely views. I look forward to doing it alone and with better gripping shoes!

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