Pancake Rocks Trail

#23 of 207 trails in Pike National Forest

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Pancake Rocks Trail is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & mountain biking and is accessible from May until October.

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R Mullins (69)

4 Completed0 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 (102)

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 Robinson (158)

3 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 (574)

19 Completed9 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 (376)

6 Completed5 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/.

Nathaniel Voelker (66)

1 Completed1 Reviews

First. Map of location is wrong. The trailhead is south of Divide on 67.

Second. Awesome hike challenging and rewarding. We have taken kids, but it pushes them.

Stephen Allaby (754)

38 Completed28 Reviews

Good hike and nice views towards the top! Getting there is a drive, but worth it (at least once, for sure)

David Elwonger (198)

53 Completed1 Reviews

the location map is wrong.

Andy Burdin (326)

16 Completed6 Reviews

I completed this trail in early May 2013 and loved it. There was still a fair amount of snow on the trail (2"-6"), so I'd recommend good boots + foot chains. The climb up was fairly strenuous with lots of switch backs. Nearing the top I almost got a bit lost, but another hiker pointed me in the right direction. The trail is fairly well marked with official signs and cairn stones.

The top was beautiful. Huge open space on top of the rocks that really do look like big stacks of pancakes. I set up my Jetboil, made some coffee and enjoyed the view. Highly recommended.

Debbie Gregory (963)

39 Completed10 Reviews

Be warned-this is a challenging trail...steep,steep,steep but well worth the effort once you reach the top.
Rock formations,views,trail is shaded most of the way
I would not recommend this trail if your out of shape