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

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.

hiking
no shade
rocky
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.

Map and info need updating. The trail is open now from Austin Bluffs Parrkway to the confluence of Cottonwood Creek with Monument Creek

hiking
29 days ago

Easy and relaxing

I didn't really follow this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I walk this trail daily. Nice views and the sound of the creek is relaxing.

Love it!

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.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not a beginner trail for mountain biking! Hiking, yes.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail for running!

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.

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

horseback riding
rocky
scramble
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

running
1 month ago

Great trail that is easy to follow.

My husband and I hiked this with our twin girls in carriers. I would say this bordered on a moderate hike at times, carrying about 30lbs. It was absolutely beautiful, and the views were breath taking. We saw less than 10 hikers until we got down to the central garden area which is to be expected. We parked in lot 2 which was perfect for this trail. It also had bathrooms which was a huge plus for us. We arrived a little after 8am last Saturday and the lot had plenty of parking, after being gone a couple hours the lot was packed when we got back. Definitely get there early, it’s worth it! The trail is also 4.7 miles, not 4.0...

Really pretty and very well maintained trail. Saw rabbits, chipmunks, deer and one rattlesnake (so stay aware). Also according to my recording this trail is actually 4.7 miles.

Trail running and/or biking.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I love this ride. I don't like crossing Academy that much but its well worth the 11.5 I put in on my Mountain bike. There are gorgeous views and plenty of shade from trees. Heading west beautiful view of mountain.

walking
no shade
2 months ago

I have no idea how this was rated moderate. It is a walking path through the neighborhoods. While that is great to have, it never even mildly approaches moderate. If you do walk on this, make it early in the morning or early evening, as there is very little shade.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is finished from Cottonwood Park past I-25.

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