Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Colorado Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One waterfall right when you pull up. This is the biggest of them all! You can hike to the top where there is multiple scenic stops to take a break. Beautiful overlook at the top with a small waterfall. We were here in July!

hiking
23 hours ago

Great for an easy evening run/hike, or nature walk with kids. Only downside- trails not marked well.

Cool trail through the pines and then up Cheyenne Mountain. I took the side trail up to the antennas and it was very steep but opened to a beautiful aspen meadow that was very quiet and calm. Certainly would not call it heavily trafficked as I only saw one other person all day.

This app says “moderate” but the sign says “intermediate- difficult” which is much more accurate. I found the second half of the climb difficult as one must do some scrambling on the upper portion. However, it is very rewarding once you get to the top. If you have trek poles the take them...I’m happy I did!

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike as always!!! Trail is a bit difficult to follow on the way up but not too bad. The way down is a bit tough due to the loose gravel! Excellent views at the top nonetheless!!!

Perfect to start my 7 year old with longer hikes. Beautiful and just enough shade to not die in the heat.

Beautiful views. Brought my 6 and 8 year olds and they did great. There are 4 or 5 narrow spots with steep drop offs, but as long as your kids listen and follow directions they will be fine. But, if you have kids that tend to run ahead or don’t listen well, then you might want to skip this one. Mostly uncovered sunny trail but areas of shade to find a spot to take a break if needed.

The Mt. Herman part of the trail was fine. Super easy, but great views and rocks. The Rampart Range part was awful. It was 95% washboard and made for a terrible ride. Subarus and Suburbans were flying by us and you could see they were shaking their cars to death. We love a good, challenging trail but washboard like that are no fun.

hiking
2 days ago

Very cool cabin!

This is a terrific trail system with many offshoots. Make sure to take any of them, you really can't get lost and it makes the run, hike or bike almost limitless. Worth the trip!

trail running
2 days ago

Great trail. Easy. Pretty. Early morning start time avoids the crowds.

Easy hike, go early it gets crowded

My kids loved this hike - beautiful and shaded... there were lots of people at the parking lot, but never felt crowded except at the 7th bridge. My daughter Remy says - make your family do a different dance across each bridge for extra fun!

Always a fun hike, kid friendly. Less foot traffic and better parking in the weekdays.

Really nice trail once you get to it at marker 622. Would be really nice if there were trail markers with the actual names of the trails. Also it is a pet on leash trail which not many folks observe. Plenty of places to take a break along the trail. Places where the trail has rocks to get over but not to difficult.

Decent hike with good views of interesting rocks. The trail is hard to follow in some spots and many other trails cross this one. Having this app to keep us on track was very helpful. This trail is in the middle of Colorado Springs, and traffic noise detracted from our enjoyment along the northeastern portion of the trail.

The driving up the mountain is beautiful. The trails are great. Most are not marked well but I don’t think you can go wrong on any trail. The trail by the stream is awesome. Best hiking trails I’ve been on!

Very nice. Pretty populated while I was there, unfortunately.

Beautiful trail with great views. The trail does run along private property lines and signs are posted throughout to stay on the trail. Great trail for mountain biking and hiking or those who don’t want to walk far to see gorgeous views.

7 days ago

Nice that it’s so accessible, frustrating that trails are hard to follow - partly due to very poor signage and partly due to inherent difficulty with trails that pass over rocky outcropping. Tried this loop 5 times and actually stayed on the intended path twice.

Quick, easy hike with stunning views!

Loved it! It was nice and serene. It wasn’t too busy at 8:30 am but coming down I noticed it started to get a bit more populated. Once back to my car the lot was full (both top and lower). I had a good hike and will come back again.

I took my 7 and 10yr old on this trail. It was a nice shaded trail, the girls enjoyed playing in the water along the way. Lots of traffic

Fabulous little hike! The stream that flows along the trail was beautiful! Loved the shade and clean, well maintained trails!

Nice easy stroll with no crowds

Not crowded at all. Awesome views and an easy hike

Love this hike. A little challenging for a recent transplant from Tennessee, but more than manageable and totally worth it for the views from the top. Definitely recommend doing the Cutler in the same visit - maximum bang for your buck. Parking fills up on the weekends so get there early! We will definitely be back.

Awesome trail for a recent Colorado transplant from Tennessee. Not super difficult but the payoff in mountaintop views, y’all - Just do it. We also did the Muscoco trail in the same trip, and totally recommend this method as they are both super rewarding and super manageable. Got there just before 9:00 am on a Saturday and parking was already getting pretty hard to find, so keep that in mind. Well maintained trails. Gorgeous views. And only 15 minutes from the city. We will be back!

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