Explore the most popular No Dogs 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.

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bugs
rocky
4 days ago

I’m new to hiking and this being my second hike I really enjoyed it. Throughout there was educational signs and benches which was nice. I will say however there are a few things to look out for! 1- when you get to this trail head (which can be kind of confusing to get to because the maps and signs aren’t super clear) go to the right side of the loop!!!! We took the left side and it was definitely more incline than if we would have taken the right side. I would say that taking the left is difficult while taking the right would have been moderate. 2. Beware of wasps/yellow jackets. We walked by a whole nest in a hallowed trunk and on a previous hike in the same park my friend was stung multiple times. 3. Has some really pretty views of the mountain however much of the scenery is the same.. this didn’t really bother me however due to the fact that the path kept things interesting with roots/rocks/inclines etc.

hiking
4 days ago

Left side is more incline and harder, go right and you'll have more decline. Lots of rocks on the trail that are fun to run. Pretty good

Great trail. About 4 hours if you push all the way to the intersection with the Pipeline Trial and take advantage of all the photo opportunities. That makes it about a 6 mile round trip from the parking area.

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty easy trail with decent views of both Cheyenne peak to the west and the plains to the east. Plenty of stopping points and park benches to rest on if you need them.

hiking
18 days ago

Too hot to finish the loop! With bob & Carrie b

Took this trail counter clockwise on Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend. Hardly anyone else parked in the lot upon my arrival. The way up the trail is mostly scrub foothill bushes and as you go higher on the trail you get into the pines which was much more scenic to hike. It was a little busier closer to the campgrounds. Saw a few mountain bikers on the back half of the trail along with a few Mule Deer. Good views of Cheyenne Mountain along the way. Lots of intersecting trails and I needed to use the alltrails map that I downloaded to stay on the right trail.

Fantastic trail! Nonstop views. There are some areas where the trail deceives you. One of my favorite hikes in the US!!

Though normally lost, this ones signage was pretty bad and hard to follow. It was really easy to get off trail.

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no shade
over grown
1 month ago

Although this is rated easy it is very narrow and over grown in places. Definitely use app to stay on trail as there are places where the creek can be confused as trail.

Did this as 1/2mile hill repeats up High Drive

Great trail. Lovely views along the way.

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over grown
rocky
1 month ago

A little overgrown in some spots, otherwise a great easy trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike for young and old!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of scrub oak, not many views. Still a pleasant hike and fewer crowds since it's on the state park grounds. You'll have to walk a bit from the parking lot to get the trailhead. Take the Zook loop and you'll eventually hit it. Look for an intersection with a park bench and boulders. From the parking lot, it's closer to 4.5 miles for the entire loop. Not terribly strenuous, some mild up and down,

Needs an update. Trail markers are not obvious and we found ouselves walking in overgrown debris in creek beds. A washout may have just happened to make this a confusing first experience. Beautiful trees and rock.

At about 4 miles in the trail is diverted so you will go slightly off course but it comes back to the main trail again, very clear. Some great views but mostly forest.

hiking
1 month ago

Lightly used for sure- didn’t see anyone on a Tuesday afternoon which was lovely. Nice mix of shade and open space. There were a few sections were it wasn’t super obvious where the trail picked up but a little curiosity was all it took to figure it out. Didn’t like that you can hear traffic noise for 1/3 of loop. Didn’t make it to canyon turn off due to nasty flies but the lookout was lovely. I personally loved that the grasses grow into the trail but maybe wear pants if that bothers you.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, trail run, or bike route!

hiking
2 months ago

Great little trail, very diverse eco system

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blowdown
bridge out
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
2 months ago

I hike to the punch bowls all the time I know where you can hike down there is 3 ways down.im making a Facebook page for it I'll post more about on there.https://m.facebook.com/Punch-Bowls-Co-Springs-2609590309114055/?ref=bookmarks

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