Explore the most popular Paved 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.

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

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

Beautiful views. For military it was $13. I think its worth it if you hike the 2 trails at the top. Definitively do inspiration falls. Views are amazing! Mission falls is less exciting.

Wanted to go to dinner at 1858 with 3 other people and they wanted charged 15.50 a person to get in the park. What a waste of time and money that was a joke

no shade
10 days ago

Very pretty, but super busy. A lot of tourists, and packed parking areas. The rock formations are beautiful and MASSIVE, but I preferred Roxborough’s atmosphere. Hey, at least I can tick it off the bucket list, eh? Lol

A great hike! Lots of up and down and of course great scenery.

11 days ago

Beautiful sunrise hike!

Early morning with sunrise is beautiful. Gorgeous park, easy walking trails. Can’t say enough about the beautiful rock!

Well maintained trail. Lots of great views. Was especially nice at sunset.

I went biking and did not feel safe the majority of the ride.

Really cool views. Super easy trail. Great for visitors or those with children

Great trail. View is awesome.

no shade
19 days ago

Love the view of this place. It’s located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This place is one of the city’s historical places to visit. A lot of tourists visiting this places and even CS’s residents. A lot of activities to do here such as: rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, walking, dogs must be on leach. This is a State Park. I would go back and take my wife there for the first time.

Great trail with some amazing views of the city at the top. Combined with the steps it makes for a nice, quick workout. The switchbacks have loose gravel so I did slip a little on the way down. I had a free pass for Seven Falls and I do recommend seeing the falls at least once but I wouldn’t pay just to do the trail.

29 days ago

Easy and relaxing

Amazing views. A Walk, not a hike

Modified trail due to accompanying hikers.

I agree with another poster, this trail was not ‘easy’ I would definitely rate it moderate. Only the last .25 is the concrete trail, it is mostly rocky, sandy, and dirt. Overall this trail was really pretty and provided some great views, but it was also 5 miles not 4.

Hot and crowded. The concrete path made for an easy walk but it was lacking compared to the more rustic hikes experienced on this trip.

1 month ago

Beautiful quick loop with views of the rocks from afar and away from the crowds. Peaceful walk with little incline or shade—easy for a jog or dog walk. You could hear rattlesnakes in the distance but nothing on the trail. Unchallenging hike if you want to get a solid workout in, but a nice stroll if you are there for a quick visit.

Great trail. Parts of trail no shade. Awesome views. Horses on trail slowed us down. Go early.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Ok first it was beautiful. We started at 8:00 am. The first half of the trail was great for horses. Consider Easy. Then had to stop at the road because horses not allowed across road. Walked horses down road on foot pick up Palmer Trail at parking lot. This part definitely Moderate/Technical for horse/riders. Not for novices. Going up was steep, rocky, narrow. Met at least 20+ hikers. Doable if not busy. Turned around halfway up. We walked most the way. The lower part of Palmer was better but had large boulders and 2 ft step downs. Siamese Twin rocks got off and walked. Nothing but large boulder granite rocks to walk across and steep step downs. Definitely a technical trail for horse/riders. Not for novices.. This time of year was heavy traffic of hikers and dogs. People running with earbuds not able to hear. Be careful.

This trail is closer to walking than hiking. The rock formations are quite nice, of course, but the park is also extremely overcrowded (even though it poured when I was there). In general, this has more of the theme park rather than nature experience.

Awesome little trails throughout. We loved the views. Go earlier, gets busy, but nice. Always bring water!

mountain biking
bridge out
off trail
1 month ago

Nice little hike. The stairs were awesome. The falls are small but looks amazing, especially when it gets dark and the lights come on. The view on top of Inspiration Trail was phenomenal. If you’re a little adventurous, you can climb rocks. All in all a great hike.

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