Pancake Rocks Trail

#23 of 206 trails in Pike National Forest
Pancake Rocks Trail is a 5.2 mile out and back trail located near Woodland Park, CO that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from May until October.

5.2 miles 872 feet Out & Back
kid friendly hiking mountain biking forest
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Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take Highway 24, through Woodland Park, toDivide. Turn south on Highway 67 and drive 8 miles until you see a closed tunnel.Parking is available on the other side of the closed tunnel.

Ryan Lucas

19 Completed21 Reviews

Pretty intense uphill hike without as much payoff as some others in Colorado. Trail dead ended and we ended up postholing the last 300 yards or so. Still a great day hike within a short drive from Denver.

Danger Danger

1 Completed1 Reviews

Went this weekend after the first snowfall and it proved to be challenging in the deep snow and unable to distinguish the trail for the same reason. Don't go without recording tracking to keep on the trail until it thaws next spring.

Brianna Bowen

11 Completed7 Reviews

The trail was easy to find from directions in the review. However, we saw one sign about 1/2 mile into the hike for pancake trail that said 2 more miles. We hiked that distance but never ended up finding the actual pancake rocks. Wish there was more signs along the way. The fall colors were beautiful though.

Cat Gonnering

19 Completed21 Reviews

These directions are wrong. It's south of divide on 67 just past mile marker 61. The trail is moderately challenging but the views from the top are worth it. Absolutely stunning.

Hope Laingen

6 Completed5 Reviews

This trail was terrific and the comments about directions to the TH and the initial 2 inclines really helped, the views at the top make it worth every step!

R Mullins

4 Completed4 Reviews

A challenging but rewarding hike to some beautiful red rock formations. The gradient was mostly moderate and the trail was easy to follow thanks to all of the traffic it sees.
As others have said an early start is recommended - to beat both the weather and the crowds. It's a very popular hike for good reason.

Elizabeth Gainey

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very beautiful trail! Difficult in areas, but so worth it. The directions are totally wrong. From Colorado Springs take hwy24 through Woodland Park all the way to Divide, then turn onto Colorado 67 South. Go about 9 miles until you see the reminisce of an old tunnel. On the other side of that there's parking and the trail on the left! Be sure to go earlier in the day, we got in late and ran all the way back down in the rain/hail.

Teri Jackson

4 Completed3 Reviews

Great trail! Go early to avoid afternoon storms. Long uphill with stunning views to a winding flat area which then dips down a bit and back up again to the best view! Take a picnic and enjoy it on the rocks. Then enjoy a speedy return. Takes us 2 1/2 hours including time on the rocks for pictures and exploring. My GPS says 6.7 miles round trip (did not go to the falls).

Shawn Carlton

21 Completed11 Reviews

Dog Friendly Hike. Don't let the first and second inclines get to you. If you picked this out for a challenge it's well worth the hike. The view from the top will make this trip well worth the climb

vicky zamurs

7 Completed6 Reviews

good moderate hike with very pretty views at the end and throughout. the waterfalls are only 1/2 a mile away and work checking out on your way back/.