ElevationAscent: 69' 21 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 6,479' 1,975 m
Low: 6,410' 1,954 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)
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“A "lollipop" shaped trail that offers less-visited views.”— Karl W
Family Friendly Although rough in patches, this trail has stairs and clear markings as well as interesting terrain and good views.
From here, the trail becomes rocky, but should still be easy to follow. Any steep section is mitigated with stairs to help ease the hike and control erosion. If you head counterclockwise, the trail will pass between the namesake ridge and Sleeping Giant before turning east (right) and gaining the ridge line. Fences are in places to make sure you stay on the trail - please do so. Follow the ridge back south for some nice views. After a flight of stairs off the ridge be sure to stop in the small fenced in rest area/observation point before finishing the "lollipop" and returning to the parking area.
Land Manager: City of Colorado Springs, CO- Parks, Trails & Open Space