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Trail was open in March. Easy trail with a really cool overlook at the end of the trail. Good intro hike for the season.

fun hike. lots of people miss it by not seeing the small trail sign off gold camp road

good trail for families and dogs. It is a little rocky so you have to be careful going downhill. Would do again.

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7 hours ago

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8 hours ago

Did 2 miles out and back. Snowy and some mud in spots. Heard shooting off in distance at beginning of trail, got quiet as trail went on. Good incline in spots, flat in other spots. Beautiful forest setting 1 mile in! Nice views of Pikes towards beginning. I will definitely be back later to do the whole loop!

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8 hours ago

This trail was really great! There were some snowy areas that got kind of slick on the way down, but doable if you take it slow. It would have been easier with spikes but tennis shoes did just fine.

8 hours ago

absolutely gorgeous. would do this over and over again. parts are super muddy right now because of snowmelt but if you aren't scared of that it is worth it!

Beautiful early spring hike. We will be back!

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10 hours ago

This trail was pretty great! We did veer off a bit, going out & back instead of a loop. Overall, conditions weren't the greatest - a lot of packed snow, slush, and mud. Be prepared for that if you're going to be there within the next few weeks! Regardless of the conditions, it was a great sunny day and we caught a great view from Brother's Lookout! Would definitely do again!

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10 hours ago

Nice trail to do with kids. The mud has dried, there's a lot of wildlife & the beaches are fun to explore.

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snow
10 hours ago

This is still a trail. Close to my house so I use it to stay in shape when I don’t have time for a long hike. Great 360 degree views from the top. Not a lot of traffic on the trail. No golf course nearby though.

I have always loved it here for the lake, only just how walked the trail, recommend it for anyone especially with your dog, lots of dear out tho so have them leashed

Did this trail in mid October. We dressed warm and wore casual hiking boots, but no spikes or poles. A lot of the trail was packed with slick snow, but our boots were WP so the slush was fine. I would probably do both either poles or spikes if I did this again with snow on the ground, but if you take it slow it’s manageable without. Saw a bull moose.

Did this trail in mid October. We dressed warm and wore casual hiking boots, but no spikes or poles. A lot of the trail was packed with slick snow, but our boots were WP so the slush was fine. I would probably do both either poles or spikes if I did this again with snow on the ground, but if you take it slow it’s manageable without. Saw a bull moose.

Paved

Used snow shoes to hike this trail 3/23 from glacier parking lot. Probably could have used micro spikes as well since snow is packed. Windy at top and bottom but very comfortable in the forest.

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12 hours ago

Nice view of Boulder, kind of difficult

Awesome trail! You get a variety of different terrains and an awesome view of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. took us about 2.5 hours and went closer to 4 miles according to Apple watch. the trail is a little muddy at times and there were a couple trees to climb over but it was great overall!! our small dogs did well too.

Stunning view at the summit. Trail is highly trafficked, so I recommend going early to avoid congestion.

Beautiful, not overly crowded and dog friendly. Three of my favorite things.

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14 hours ago

I love this trail. It’s been a while since I’ve been. I went today and noticed there are large branches blocking the trail to the waterfall though. Anyone know when they will be removed?

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no shade
snow
14 hours ago

Really beautiful trail (for this part of Colorado) and not too much ice or snow as of 3/23. Gorgeous day to be out, moderately trafficked but mellow. Lots of streams from snow melts. I recommend going until the trail ends at the end of the park for epic views of the red rocks and snowy mountains above.

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15 hours ago

The trail is pretty muddy in some places but still manageable. There is a lot of snow left however it’s fairly packed down, a little slushy in places, no spikes needed though. Today was a bit windy, the sun was out and it was a great day to hike! I’ve hiked up here before just not to the castle ruins. They are neat and worth a look. It’s also a great view of red rocks!

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muddy
no shade
15 hours ago

Probably better in the summer. There’s a decent amount of snow throughout the trail that’s melting this time of year, so it was pretty muddy throughout. The views were nice though and the route wasn’t too difficult. If you’re looking to get out of the house to take a relaxing hike, this is a good one.

Awesome with a 6 mo old and 4 year old. Dog beach is a plus! Great quick hike for the family, including fur babies!!

Watch out for the back half by the road if you have a pup.

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17 hours ago

Nice “Saturday morning” walk with some more offshoots to explore. Not nearly as much wildlife as I’d hoped to see, but that could change later in the spring. Glad this trail is reopened! Really enjoyed this over something completely flat and “Meh” like Davidson Mesa. Dog friendly, recommend the prairie vista route back—much more interesting than the south vista trail.

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