The Mountain View Trail begins off of the Barr Trail
. It gently climbs a few hundred feet through the foothills of Pike's Peak. After about a half mile, it crosses Sheep Creek. After another mile, it climbs to just over 10,000 ft and stops near the Cog Railway.
In the summer of 2017, it will be connected to the Lake Moraine - Missing Link Trail which will join to Jones Park #667