Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail

#4 of 207 trails in Pike National Forest

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Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail is a 5.5 mile loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Sharon S. (138)

Great!

Gary W. (62)

John Saari (231)

26 Completed1 Reviews

Ganga Autoimmuner (80)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Spruce Mountain Open Space is great for those who need a flat-ish surface or a mild climb. You can choose from this loop or take a picnic out to the gravesite! Be sure to bring your camera during wildflower season!

Kate B. (120)

Trail is in very good shape for the wet May we have had. Early larkspur, wall flower, chiming bells and spring beauty blossoms. Good training hike until the higher elevations melt!

Brandon Pritchard (113)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Love this trail. Awesome views, wonderful smell of pine and spruce trees, and nice trail. Easily navigated and maintained. Great trail for a six mile run.

KATHLEEN . (38)

Mitch Cutts (284)

21 Completed6 Reviews

This is a very good family trail. While it is a long distance, there is not much elevation change, and there are many opportunities for picnics and breaks along the rocks on the edge of the mountain. There are many good views here, and i would recommend doing the trail during early summer, or during late fall where colors are most vibrant.

Carissa Black (280)

9 Completed3 Reviews

I jogged this on a cloudy day with flurries so didn't get to enjoy the views, but the rest of the trail was enjoyable. Parts of the ascent and descent were icier than I was expecting - I would suggest bringing yaktrax. Looking forward to completing this loop again,

Darren D. (62)

Relatively easy hike, especially when you get to the top plateau area. Only a few people there for a Friday afternoon in the winter. I took the longer base trail on the way up, and opted for the shorter route on the way down as daylight was fading. If you have the time, the longer trail is a nice walk through the wooded north side of the park. I'ts a little longer, but for me, it was worth it. The melting snow created more than a few areas where mud was a little messy to walk through, mainly on the south side of the top loop. The north side is very wooded and shade helped keeps the snow longer. This was my first time hiking this trail. I am looking forward to doing it again in other seasons.

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