Explore the most popular Kid Friendly 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.

Great quick trail to see some red rock structure. Several great photo opportunities.

Absolutely beautiful! A great trail to hike if you want to escape the paved paths and get great views of outside the park area.

Very easy trail, leading up to beautiful views. Ample parking at trail head.

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rocky
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washed out
1 day ago

I definitely would recommend this! But be warned there are snakes, I saw what I think were garden snakes slithering away from the path as I was walking. There are signs for rattlesnakes but I didn’t see or hear any. The paths aren’t marked and there a lot of bike trails, you just have to look ahead and gauge which way you want to go. The views are amazing once you climb the rocks! There are many spots up there that are flat for you to take some awesome pictures. If you are going to the rock I do not suggest bringing children, there are many loose rocks and spots can get a little sketchy for little feet.

It was a gorgeous day there were some people but not too much I was able to get off on a trail and be the only one on it. Beautiful picturesque clouds and shadows all over, perfect day for photography.

It's a flat, wide path. Well maintained. Great for running, walking pets, and biking!

We hiked 5 miles today and it was so nice to have maintained trails. Beautiful rock formations made it all worth it

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no shade
4 days ago

Short fairly easy hike, other than there’s little shade and it was HOT! Definitely recommend doing this one early or in the afternoon. It was hard to find a parking spot as well

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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.

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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

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5 days ago

The beginning of the hike isn't too bad. Then at the actual trail up it becomes steep. It's worth the steep climb though. The actual climb up is available to dirt bikers. We had to move over for about twelve dirt bikes which was challenging because of the narrow trail and drop off edge.

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5 days ago

Beautiful hike this morning. Lots of dogs, so no critters but plenty of birds.

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washed out
5 days ago

A great hike to the summit. beautiful 360 views. Easy hike to the saddle up High Drive. Trail was not marked, turn right and follow up. The last 100 plus yards before summit are washed out pretty bad. It also gets steep but it's doable. Make sure to bring hiking poles for the decent. Remember that you are exposed in High Drive and the summit. probably not the best choice for a midday hike. Take time to enjoy the views.

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5 days ago

Loved having the sound of the rushing river the entire walk. The first .7 miles to the trail marker is fully exposed to sun, but once you get to 622 it’s a nice single track with full tree coverage. The last part of the hike is steeper than the rest, but worth the effort for the nice waterfall and place to hang out before heading back. We showed up at 11 and got lucky, three people were leaving at same time so we got a parking spot. It took us about 1.5 hours up and back and we loll i gagged, took pictures and hung at the end for a while. Easy hike and nice way to spend a couple hours.

There are incredible views all the way up. Short and easy trail but a lot of loose rocks and some narrow passes. It was my first hike in Colorado. I highly recommend it.

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no shade
6 days ago

What a wonderful Full Moon Harvest morning

Nice views, easy trail. Downside is there’s a fee to get it but I think it’s worth it!

Trail was awesome. My wife and I loved it. Very nice views and no crowds ! Nice to get away from the paved sidewalks and do something a bit more rugged.

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7 days ago

nice trail with a stream the whole way! like others say, look for 622 about .6 miles in.

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7 days ago

Good trail! Go through the gate .7 miles to the 622 trail head on your right. Just as the dirt road curves left you will see the TH. Then it’s a somewhat medium hike. After the 7th bridge keep going up about .2 miles for awesome views!! Loved it!

One of our family favorites! Even my 4 year old can do this trail. Dog friendly.

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7 days ago

Nice, dog-friendly trail.

Heavy traffic, but beautiful nonetheless—like walking in a photo album.

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8 days ago

good hike with trails for hiking and some better for trail running or mountain biking

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