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Trail

3.5 mile 5.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,525' 465 m
Descent: -254' -77 m
High: 9,307' 2,837 m
Low: 7,926' 2,416 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Allen Tanner

A steep ascent from Cascade to the Pikes Peak Toll Road, part of the larger Ring-the-Peak Trail.

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Description

From Mountain Road, the trailhead is located on the southwestern side of the road. An unofficial sign indicates that the trail is hiking only, however this trail is part of the multi-use Ring-the-Peak system, and cycling is a valid way to enjoy these trails.

The first mile is composed of steep technical switchbacks which, for most, will be hike-a-bike. The sign-making hikers will be pleased.

Once over the ridge, stay to the right, taking the western trail. To the right is a small trail to Crowe Gulch.

The remaining 2.5 miles of the trail has one more short climb but is relatively flat along the the ridgeline above Chipita Park. The trail continues toward the Crystal Peak Reservoir and the Crystal Peak Reservoir to North Catamount Reservoir Trail.

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Sep 23, 2018
Alain DeM
Jun 11, 2018
John Goodwin
DRY. Starts off with a beautiful hike-a-bike for a mile. Then flattens out some. Loose gravel seems to be the standard. Gorgeous views. 3.5mi

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The trail has one long stretch with stairs, another short stretch with stairs and if there are no stairs that's because it was not possible to put them on the first place. Not fun at all. Sep 24, 2018

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