Barr Trail

#7 of 207 trails in Pike National Forest
Barr Trail is a 3 mile point-to-point trail located located at the top of Pike's Peak. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and hiking.

11.51 miles Point to Point 795 feet
Dog Friendly
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The trail is wide and very accessible from the ascension and decension standpoint. The last mile is the hardest and takes a lot of stamina to conquer the final walk across the boulder field.

James Lanciaux

5 Completed2 Reviews

Trail head to summit is 11.5 miles (23 out and back). There is approximately 7,500ft of elevation gain. Halfway up is Barr Camp where you can get food, coffee, tea, etc. They allow camping here with reservations. At 9 miles is an A-fram Shelter. We camped here so we could wake up before dawn to hike the last 3 miles to the summit in time for the sunrise.

Rachel Rivers

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was the first 14er for our family. It was an awesome trail!

Xtina Linn

2 Completed2 Reviews

Carter Ortiz

1 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome I loved it!! This was my first fourteener and it was quite the experience! Absolutely beautiful!

Carter Ortiz

1 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome experience!! This was my first fourteener and it was absolutely beautiful

Jennifer Deutsch

2 Completed2 Reviews

Easy. Probably not moderate. Scenic.

Emily French

2 Completed1 Reviews

Very scenic and great weather!

Maddie Longnecker

9 Completed4 Reviews

This trail is beautiful, And very well marked

Lindsay Nowlin

5 Completed1 Reviews

I started at the incline, then finished at Barr Camp. Beautiful trail and pretty challenging.

Tom Chaffee

1 Completed1 Reviews

My wife and I just hiked from the barr trail parking lot up to the summit and then back down. It took about 12.5 hours total. 6.5 hours to the top and then about 6 hours to get down. The trail is very well marked and well traveled. Barr Camp is about 6 miles into the hike, we were told that the time to the top of the summit from barr camp = 1 hour + the time it took to barr camp. The last 3 miles to the summit is long... but beautiful. There were about 5 snow fields that took some time to get across. At the top there are lots of people who drove/rode the train up... but there are water fountains to fill your bottles up. The hike back down was smooth, but long. If you are trying to get up and down in one day, we would recommend being on the trail no later than 5am so you can get to the summit around noon and back below treeline before afternoon thunderstorms hit, which is the biggest danger. Hope this helps!