Gorgeous trail! Lots of tree coverage compared to most hikes in the area. Take a camelbak! We were thirsty even with one. The pups were pooped but it was a good time. Plenty of shade to rest in.

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no shade
rocky
1 day ago

Wear good shoes!!!!

mountain biking
1 day ago

Sections of the trail are sand/ash instead of pebble or dirt and it can make it hard to gain traction.

nice lots of shade.

We were lucky to find parking at 8:30 on a beautiful Saturday—an early-riser pulled out. Definitely agree with recommendations for a counter-clockwise hike: the steep trail and loose rocks are much easier uphill and less chance of an injury or fall. CCW puts the gradual and solid surface on the downhill side. Either way a beautiful hike.

Awesome trail! I went with my mom and brother and loved it! My mom has knee and hip problems but loved the hike!

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rocky
2 days ago

Love this trail - amazing views!!

Excellent trail! Beautiful rocks. Trailhead is a good bit away from the visitor center parking. Near the end the map directs you to a trail that isn’t marked well. Some decently shaded areas but mostly unshaded. A few very cool rocks to take pictures next to. Guide said 3.7 miles, but with the parking lot and a time or two off the trail, we wound up hiking over 5 miles, making this a bit harder/ more like a moderate level. Good for kids and dogs.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike near Colo. Sprgs. The road going up is dirt. Hike was fairly steep for beginners but overall do able with beautiful scenery.

Very crowded, hard to park if you get there by mid morning. Nice views but prefer more secluded trail. Also to many trails so you really need to follow the app if you want to stay on your route.

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rocky
2 days ago

Just okay. Lots of loose gravel, views are nice.

walking
off trail
rocky
2 days ago

This is a great hike with pretty views and rock formations. The biggest downside is that the trail would be impossible to follow if we didnt download the map from AllTrails. Otherwise, we enjoyed this trail so much! A couple of rocks that you have to maneuver and step on/off, but nothing too crazy.

Hot trail beautiful views

Very hot and very steady.

Was a great trail, all paved easy for my gf who has asthma. Hot. Not a lot of shade. Definitely go again!

Obviously, it’s extremely busy so get there at 9 (when the visitor center opens) or earlier

So I’ve spent the last week at the Rocky Mountain national Park and decided to take a day trip to Manitou Springs to hike pikes Peak and I would say that was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. This was by far the best hike I think I’ve ever done. I really enjoyed it! I’m a solo hiker and I started around 5:30 in the morning. A lot of people said that the first 3 miles were the hardest but it wasn’t too bad honestly. I would like to say that I didn’t think that the incline was too intense at any point of climbing pikes. I will say that once I got a couple miles from the top it was a little bit more challenging just because of the altitude but make sure to do deep breathing exercises take your time and I had no issues at all. I will say the construction at the very top with a little frustrating just because they require you to take a mile detour down to the road and then finish hiking your way back up on the road. I did convince the construction workers to let me walk past towards the right though and it brought me right to the summit house. Also after this trail you have to try their donuts as a reward for getting your butt all the way to the top of the mountain! Do this trail! I did read that this trail has the potential to be slightly miserable if the weather isn’t nice and I really lucked out because it was chilly, not too hot, not too windy and no storms.

Really nice and easy hike. Great acclimation check for someone like me who just flew in today from Florida.

This is my favorite trail to run on.

Heavily forested with awesome views on either side! My favorite part is that you hardly ever see the city. The google maps link takes you past the trailhead so be on the lookout!

hiking
5 days ago

The first 2 or so miles going counter-clockwise were as hard as the reviews said, but it made the views at the top that much more rewarding. Was able to find a spot at the trailhead around 8:30 on a Sunday without issue.

did this trail starting at 0845, it got hot very quickly!! The lack of shade became an issue but the views of Colorado Springs from some of the side trails were outstanding!!

Great hike. Start early if you can! Bring plenty of water!

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rocky
6 days ago

A challenging hike on the way up but very rewarding on the way down. I got started hiking at 9:30 am and the temp was already in the 80’s. Not too many people on the trail, but the parking lot was full. A good portion of this hike is shaded by the trees. The view up top is perfect for a little snack break! It took about 3 hours 15 minutes including a half hour break up top.

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no shade
6 days ago

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scramble
washed out
7 days ago

Challenging hike. Arrived at 7:30 and both parking lots were nearly full. Went counter clockwise and it was brutally steep at times. Got to the first overlook and turned around. This area is only partially shaded. Should maybe be ranked higher and moderate due to the extreme elevation gain. Was washed out pretty badly in some places making it hard to keep your footing coming down. Better to go earlier in the morning to beet the heat but a good workout none the less.

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