4.5 miles
Distance
1,103 ft
Climb
-892 ft
Descent
01:07:40
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lake Moraine Trail

Lake Moraine Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pikes Peak
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • AKA
    Missing Link
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14216 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Colorado Springs

Old trail that has been made official. It used to be called "The Missing Link", but is now officially The Lake Moraine Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lake Moraine mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    211 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,619 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,313 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,090 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,301 ft
  • Grade
    0.885%
  • Grade max
    -30.894%
  • Grade min
    44.58%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,463 ft
  • Avg time
    01:07:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:58
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Status:
on Oct 11, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (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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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Lake Moraine Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 0 rides
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      All
      • 225 rides
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      Photos

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      105 |
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 4:34pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      | 3 comments
      114 |
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:37pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      96 |
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:37pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      94 |
      Sep 12, 2018 @ 3:36pm
      Sep 12, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Pike's Peak "1/2 Plummet" - Elk Park Version
      25 miles
      Elk Park to Lake Moraine to Captn Jacks to Chutes
      24 miles
      Pikes Loop
      28 miles
      Jones Park Massacre
      38 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      mtbyetico (May 18, 2017 at 9:12)
       Anyone know if this trail is open? Or what is going on with it?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      JessePo MWTA (Sep 1, 2018 at 11:22)
       It's open!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      camelkicker (May 22, 2017 at 20:41)
       I have heard it is complete but can't find anyone to confirm it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      scottywastaken (Sep 13, 2017 at 8:56)
       I rode it late August 2017. The trail is clearly marked but it is not finished being cut. It makes for an epic #shuttle connecting Deer Park and Jones Park trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      aaronc88 (Aug 4, 2018 at 10:47)
       Should be open September 2018. Please stay off till it is officially open.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      gthomps71 (Aug 28, 2018 at 11:28)
       Med Wheel announced via Facebook that Lake Moraine is open!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ron-moranville (Feb 8, 2019 at 14:56)
       How do you get there?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      camelkicker (Feb 8, 2019 at 16:34)
       Barr trail or Jones trail
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      PIKES PEAK PLUMMET / Colorado - MTB (Elk Park,...
      21:39 | 71 | Nov 14, 2020 , Colorado Springs
      Wind Blowing up to 40 MPH!  PIKES PEAK PLUMMET...
      14:09 | 28 | Nov 14, 2020 , Colorado Springs
      Andres's crash
      0:18 | 467 | Oct 14, 2018 , Colorado Springs
      Missing Link/ Barr Trail Oct 13 18
      9:43 | 113 | Oct 14, 2018 , Colorado Springs