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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.

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snow
1 hour ago

Great spring hike, snow covered most of the way. Dicey scramble to the top, lots of ice. About 12 people and several dogs on the trail.

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

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muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
6 hours ago

Great trail to hike! There are a number of different experiences throughout from rock scrambling, stairs, and even snow pack. The lake was frozen over (late March) but the views are worth it. Pretty feasible for families and even less experienced hikers.

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muddy
snow
6 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.

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8 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
9 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.

Great afternoon hike with beautiful views. Be prepared for WIND. You will want snowshoes/skis if you want to get to lake. You can get halfway in microspikes, but it gets drifty once you hit treeline.

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

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9 hours ago

This was an awesome hike. It was easy and absolutely beautiful! The terrain was easy to walk/hike. There were flat areas and areas where there was an incline. I thoroughly enjoyed it. We hiked up to the upper falls which was only .2 further than the lower falls and IT WAS WORTH IT for the views!! Breathtaking! We took our dog on leash and she loved it as well! Would recommend for an easy hike!

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scramble
snow
10 hours ago

3/23- Trail was nicely packed up until you get past the treeline, then it basically disappeared. But it was easy enough to figure out where to go from there. Really nice views at the top. I had crampons but saw a few hikers with just boots, don't know how well they faired.

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.

We only did the first part to the meadow - beautiful hike, snow-packed with some icy spots. We didn’t complete the hike because the dog got a cut on her paw - maybe ice,’but we’ll definitely be trying it again!! I think in the summer it will be gorgeous with the aspens and wildflowers!!

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muddy
11 hours ago

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.

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rocky
scramble
11 hours ago

great Trail for first-timer intermediate. Lots of great views of Pikes Peak. lots of great fishing spots off the trail as well.

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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12 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?

beautiful views! Even though the local market shows 1.5 miles, this loop is really 2.6 Miles when you add in the leg to get back to the start

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muddy
no shade
snow
13 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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muddy
no shade
13 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!!

hiking
13 hours ago

3/23/19 - Park in Forsberg parking lot and walk through underground bridge to get to trailhead. Trail was 90% mud free. You hit some ice and mud while crossing in the underground bridge. But otherwise it was a nice trail to walk. Lots of bikers flying by so you have to watch out for that.

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

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muddy
snow
14 hours ago

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