ElevationAscent: 1,452' 443 m
Descent: -459' -140 m
High: 7,360' 2,243 m
Low: 6,274' 1,912 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
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“This a fun ride from Upper Gold Camp down to the Open Space. Great views and hairy switchbacks.”— Vance Fast
There are three trailheads (Lower, Mid and Upper) that are all accessible from the main road so you can access this trail at different points. To cover the full distance, start from the Lower Trailhead located behind the Starsmore Discover Center.
For the first mile the trail follows the road through but once you reach the Middle Trailhead, the route will take you up the north side of the canyon. Though the trail will be steep in parts, the ascent is generally not too difficult. You'll still have earned a run descent by the time you reach the top! Enjoy the views along the way until you reach the end of the trail just above the Helen Hunt Falls.
Local Club: Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates
May 30, 2019: Spring 2019 Membership Drive
May 14, 2019: The Making of the Lake Moraine Trail
Oct 1, 2017: End of Trail Season Hootenanny!
Land Manager: City of Colorado Springs, CO- Parks, Trails & Open Space