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Heizer Trail

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The Heizer Trail is a lesser-known access point to the trails at the foot of Pike's Peak.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Singletrack

9,342' 2,848 m

High

7,501' 2,286 m

Low

551' 168 m

Up

1,841' 561 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

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Description

The Heizer Trail is an intense climb up to the foothills of Pike's Peak which can be used to access French Creek Trail or Manitou Reservoir Trail.

The first mile is a series of switchbacks which are steep on the turns but manageable on the incline. After this point, the trail climbs steeply up the mountain, made difficult by Pike's granite pebbles.

The switchbacks become more steep in the second mile and the slopes between become more technical. A lot of hike-a-bike is to be expected for most riders in the second mile.

The third mile levels off at the top then descends toward the Hurricane Canyon area, where it meets the French Creek Trail and Manitou Reservoir Trail.

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Allen Tanner

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  3.0 from 5 votes

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in Cascade

#18323

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#1,801

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Overlook towards the Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Oct 24, 2016 near Cascade…, CO
Pike's Peak from the Heiser Trail.
Oct 24, 2016 near Cascade…, CO
Descending Heizer
Jun 1, 2018 near Cascade…, CO
Don't mess up here or you may find yourself in deep trouble
Jun 1, 2018 near Cascade…, CO

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Aug 26, 2017
Allen Tanner
Oct 24, 2016
Allen Tanner
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