The Incline Trail

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The Incline Trail is a 3 mile loop trail located near Manitou Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from May until October.

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Julie Castle-Downs (913)

24 Completed8 Reviews

This is a hard trail. One mile doesn't seem like any big deal, but steep/straight up and with altitude, it is a big deal! It gets very crowded with everyone cheering eachother on when you stop to catch your breath. There is a "Chicken exit" about half way, at the pseudo-top that connects to the Bar Trail back down. so if you feel like you can't finish, you have this option. When you reach the top, you hike down zig zag at the Bar Trail, which is beautiful to the parking lot. Parking is tough to find since the trail head is also at the Pike's Peak train depot parking lot, it's a busy spot.

Matt Clawson (181)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Always a good workout.

Ben Sabourin (70)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Bayli Jones (49)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Love this hike. It is unlike any other. And what a view from the top.

Rob Bourne (107)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I loved it.

Rich Beaudet (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Samantha Allen (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a rough ride, but it was worth it, and the view was beautiful!

Sergio Lara (82)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Love a challenge and this was a fierce delight to do during my family visit.

Russ Avina (139)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Longest mile ever.

Anthony Scolari (103)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Did this three days after moving to Colorado Springs from Panama City Beach, FL. This was the most difficult hike I have ever done in all the states I have lived but felt the best after doing it. I truly felt like I had a great workout and achieved something at the same time.

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