4.1 miles
Distance
1,398 ft
Climb
-224 ft
Descent
01:05:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Columbine Trail
  • USFS
    USFS
    Land Manager
  • past supporters

  • Trail Arts
    2005 - 2006
    Maintainer

Columbine Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Cheyenne Cañon
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #44125 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

This trail is a popular hiking destination on the weekends due to the accessible trailheads and scenic Cheyenne Canyon. The ascent is rideable, but you may encounter several hike-a-bike sections depending on the trail conditions. Sustained climbing with a few downhill relief sections.

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More Stats for Columbine hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,174 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,302 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,482 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,302 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,477 ft
  • Grade
    5.5%
  • Grade max
    -31.6%
  • Grade min
    40.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,789 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,535 ft
  • Avg time
    01:05:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:32
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Status:
on May 4, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 2.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Columbine Trail Reports

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      May 4, 2021 @ 9:37am
      May 4, 2021
      slightly wet, a few small puddles, almost perfect
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 8:15am
      Jun 21, 2020
      May 27, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      May 27, 2020
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 10:57am
      Apr 24, 2020
      Feb 2, 2020 @ 7:15am
      Feb 2, 2020
      All dry from wooden bridge to Spring Creek trail. Everything else is covered in slushy snow
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 96 rides
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      May 21, 2017 @ 8:45am
      May 21, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Jacks the easy way
      15 miles
      Canyon Climbfest
      25 miles
      Columbine/Buck Climb to Jacks/Chutes Descent
      13 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      ajriding (Jun 27, 2018 at 8:26)
       Great scenery. Trail ok near top. Gets bad nearer bittom from hikers. They hike up a little then turn around so just lower bliwn out. Expect wide trail and deep footprints in the kitty litter. No point to climb. Wont b fun. Decent trail down, but not the quality trail u get from just bikes using it.
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