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Little Scraggy Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (10) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great loop on Little Scraggy and the Colorado Trail.


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13.0

Miles

21.0

KM

Loop

8,556' 2,608 m

High

7,650' 2,332 m

Low

1,542' 470 m

Up

1,544' 471 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This is an awesome trail. There are some rocks and roots, but overall it is very smooth. The first half is undulating with a descent that's outstanding. The hike features great views and rocks that look like they're from somewhere else.

Need to Know

Parking will cost $7 at the trailhead. You can park on part of 126, but it will make the hike a bit longer.

Description

The trail starts off fairly level working into some short, steady climbs. Soon after starting, you'll come to some really cool boulders, and you may be wondering how they got there as they look out of place. After some rocky sections, you'll start a nice descent into the trees for some much-needed shade on warmer days. Enjoy the downhill as you'll hit more uphill soon.

The main climb does offer a few short downhill spurts to give the lungs a break. As you come to about the halfway point, plan to spend a little time out of the trees with good views of Pikes Peak and the large burn area to the south. If it's a warm day this will be the hottest part of the hike.

After this open section, there's more climbing to do, but you won't be far from the top. After hitting the top, a super fun long descent lies ahead with a few opportunities for views of the mountains to the north.

After the long descent, you'll come to the junction of the Colorado Trail (1776). At this junction, make a right. You'll descend for a bit more before a steady climb for a few miles back to the parking lot. The climb isn't steep, but it is noticeable after the long descent.

Overall, this is a super fun hike, and I plan to head back to often.

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Shared By:

Dave Brown

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  4.3 from 10 votes

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Photos

Nice and smooth...
May 18, 2018 near Pine, CO
Great lunch spots abound along the Little Scraggy Trail.
May 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
Segment 3. TREES! After scalding, barren Segment 2, this is a RELIEF!
Mar 31, 2019 near Pine, CO
Lots of cool rock outcroppings are just off the tread along Little Scraggy Trail.
May 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
How did that get there?
May 18, 2018 near Pine, CO

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Jun 3, 2020
JP Jones
Very smooth trail, most of the area is thinned from beetle kill, only saw one other hiker but 15+ bikes. Not extremely noteworthy but a decent hike. 13mi — 6h 00m
Jul 6, 2019
Tobie Tsuzuki
Mainly for biking 13mi — 5h 30m
May 18, 2019
Amanda Amanda.Pingel.Ramsay@gmail.com
First backpacking of the season! — 11h 14m
May 5, 2019
Jennifer Shamp
Sep 23, 2018
David Orner
This trail is very much focused on bikers - we were yielding every 5 minutes or so. 13mi — 5h 30m