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Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Pikes Peak region with these 13 moderate to difficult hiking and biking trails.
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#13. Seven Bridges
This is an easy to moderate trail as there is a constant gain in elevation as you cross 7 bridges after hiking a portion of the old Midland Railroad line.
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Ernestas Tyminas, The Gazette
#12. Helen Hunt Falls
(Officially known as Silver Cascade Trail) This short trail offers a pleasant hike through the forest alongside a cascading stream and waterfall.
#11. Intemann Trail
This new 3-mile trail (round-trip) is part of the Intemann Trail and provides access to a summit that was only recently open to the public.
#10. North Cheyenne Cañon
You’ll find a variety of trailheads off north Cheyenne Canyon Rd.
#9. Ute Pass Trail
The Ute Pass Trail runs along the north side of Pikes Peak. It was believed to have first been a buffalo trail until the 1860's when it became a wagon road. The Ute Indians also used the trail to travel through the Ute Pass.
#8. Lovell Gulch Trail
This loop trail takes you on a pleasant 5-mile hike near Woodland Park. Once at the ridge you’ll have a great view of the north face of Pikes Peak.
Seth Boster, The Gazette
#7. Palmer Loop Trail
(Also known as Red Rock Palmer Loop Trail) A 6-mile loop hike of moderate difficulty among the pine forest with spectacular views, shade and a small waterfall.
#6. Mt. Hermann trail
A 4-mile out-and-back trail rated as moderate with great views of Monument, Colorado Springs and the mountains.
#5. Catamount Trail
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
6-mile round trip hike of moderate difficulty that starts in Green Mountain Falls and ends at South Catamount Reservoir.
#4. The Crags Trail
A wonderful 4.2-mile hike in Pike National Forest that is great for families and dogs. If you want a more intense hike, you can go all the way to the summit of Pikes Peak.
#3. Barr Trail
12-mile (one-way) hike gaining 7,800 vertical feet from Manitou Springs to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Hike down or take the Broadmoor's Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
#2. Pancake Rocks
A 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Woodland Park, rated as difficult. Great for hiking and mountain biking from May to October.
#1. Manitou Incline
For the ultimate workout tackle the 1-mile, 2,000-ft. vertical rise trail made from the track of a historic rail car line. Descend on lower 4 miles of Barr Trail.