hiking
15 hours ago

Great views, suitable for bike, dogs, horse and also humans, trial sign sometimes confusing. Overall great trial !!!!

Lovely trail! Good variation in terrain.

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muddy
1 day ago

Super fun trail! Very diverse, just follow the blue dots and markers. Waterfall and water most of the way.

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rocky
2 days ago

on Mule Creek Trail

hiking
4 days ago

Easy, quiet walk in the woods. No mountain vistas in this trail, just beautiful aspen and pine forest next to a little stream. Ahhh.

Multiple trails start at the base and it was a little tricky to figure out which trail is which. However once on the correct path the trail was easy to follow. About half the hike was on a gravel service road rather than a path through the forest, so I was rather disappointed about that part. Nice views of the reservoir however. Trail was well maintained and was on the easy side of moderate. Parking lot is rather small and was almost full on a weekday.

hiking
5 days ago

Super easy and great hike. There is an area that goes through an Aspen forest - can't wait to go back in the fall! Great for flatlanders!!!

Amazing hike! Starts out on a great incline up a residential dirt road—gets the heart pumping right away! Once on the trail follow the blue markers to get to the res. Only got a little turned around once when we realized we missed a blue marker and were on the green marker trail to an overlook (still cool tho!! and easy to backtrack). Completed in 2.5hrs.

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muddy
rocky
5 days ago

We were out of breath on the climb up. It’s pretty steep and rocky so make sure you have good shoes and lots of water. We didn’t make it to the reservoir due to lightning and rain, we turned around when we were about half a mile away since we had about a three mile trek back and didn’t want to be caught in a storm. Beautiful waterfall and views the whole way up however.

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bugs
rocky
5 days ago

Beautiful and diverse trail through switch backs, grassy fields, rocky paths, creek crossings, and the reservoir at the end. Heavily trafficked on the weekends, but everyone was very friendly and demonstrated good trail etiquette.

hiking
5 days ago

This was a great hike! The view of the reservoir at the end is breathtaking with amazing views of Pikes Peak in the background. The first mile and a half is a lot of “stairs” but views at the end are so worth the trek!

5 stars because of the view...trail in general I would say 3. TRAILHEAD (hoping this helps as it took me 40 minutes to find it! Hoping the gentleman I ran into on Wed 05/27 reads this & can find the trail! :)) Park where the GPS takes you from the All Trails App. It is a small dirt lot with water in front. The street you need to walk up is directly behind you - Hondo Avenue. It is a one mile walk up this dirt road. You will see a gate & a stop sign, this is where you head in. On your left will be a building & then as you walk up you will see a waterfall begin. This trail is the blue trail. Nothing beats the reservoir view, but the hike itself is a little weird. You walk from the parking lot up a dirt road, and up another road at the end to get to the reservoir. The first mile of the hike I thought was really difficult & I hike a lot (just constant uphill & steep) after this it is mild. The town was SO friendly!

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icy
no shade
rocky
scramble
5 days ago

There’s a lot that would be helpful to know before hiking. The road is open from 0730-1800, and you must leave by 2000. If you’re like me and like to start 14ers early, it’s a bit daunting to start at 0800. The entrance fee for the road is $15 per person. You will park at lot 16 (Mile 16). The hike itself is beautiful with great views! It does stay right along side the road for the majority. The last 0.75 miles is really the only difficult part through the rock scramble, normally very doable. Right now the rocks are covered in ice making for a very treacherous and slippery way up. We decided to use the shuttle down to the parking lot, and I’m glad it was available! There is construction going on at the top, so at no point do you get unobstructed 360 views. Overall nice hike.

Pulled up. Soooo many cars today. Not a problem with a nice wide trail like this one. Nice weather. Kid friendly. Beautiful views. Go as far as you like around the reservoir. Anyone can enjoy this trail. 5/5 ps. Don’t litter. Surprising amount of litter on this trail. Gonna come back with a trash bag and clean up. Eesh.

Great hike with kids. We loved the views of the creek and the reservoir.

Views are all at the end but enjoyable surroundings of trees, field, and marshy area along way to reservoir. Very lush right now and the aspens stand out bright light green. I’d love to come back in fall to see when they change colors. Moderate shade throughout hike. Not many bugs. Not too crowded but we did get caught rain on way back down but light (lasted about 20 minutes).

Great views, could go 10+ more miles around the lake if desired. No camping but busy fishing.

Beautiful and easy trail! Perfect for dogs and plenty of room

Not a lot of people and was really pretty the whole way. My dogs really enjoyed it too!

Great easy trail. Easy drive with beautiful views of Pike’s Peak. Last 2 miles are unpaved definitely doable in sedan. No snow, mostly dry. Good family hike.

Very easy trail. You drive on a dirt road for a bit just getting to the trail head. From there you hike down another small dirt road before actually getting on a smaller trail that resembles a very elongated oval. The stream or water supply which comes out of the ground runs fast and the views of the reservoir were peaceful . . . at least when we where there. Other trails around the reservoir would probably give you a much better view of how expansive it really is.

From where you park, the first portion of the trail is hiking up a residential road. After starting the trail it’s pretty straight up for a portion of the hike and then levels out. During the last 1/2 mile mile you’ll be on a service road for the reservoir. Once you get to the top where you can view the water, there’s a GORGEOUS view of pikes peak. Will definitely do this again, but I may drive up next time.

Hiked this later in the afternoon around 4pm on a Tuesday. We ran into a few groups on our way up but had the trail to ourselves on the way down. Took us just under 3.5 hours with our dog and a 30 minute food break at the reservoir. The views at the top are gorgeous and totally worth it. I do wish there would have been more to look at on the way up, trees obstruct most of the views. But overall, a great hike.

This trail was awesome and beautiful once you get up the residential road you have to walk up at first. Took us about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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