Trail

Kinnickinnick Loop

Colorado Springs, CO
Length: 1.20 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Kinnickinnick trail is rated an intermediate trail in Palmer Park. There are multiple offshoots all named Kinnickinnick, but by sticking to the inner loop the trail is 1.2 miles roundtrip. It is clearly marked and easy to distinguish, even in winter.

This trail winds through trees and past rock formations throughout. It starts fairly flat but has a few switchbacks in the middle, especially if you are traveling counterclockwise (easier for little legs than clockwise). There are plenty of opportunities for rock climbing breaks for little ones. We even found a small cave along the trail, but use caution as there was evidence of less responsible park users (broken glass, alcohol containers).

In winter, it is highly recommended that you bring traction for your shoes due to icy sections. During warmer months the trail is more or less navigable by an offroad stroller, with the exception of a few rocky sections (ie will need caution, be prepared for an arm workout). Carriers are recommended. This trail is easy enough for a 2 year old (strong walker) to complete on their own feet.

Restrooms are seasonal.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 122 ft.
Stroller friendly No
Stroller terrain All Terrain
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Playground, Rockclimbing, and Tree Climbing

Lots of rock formations along the trail for climbing
Small cave to look at
Lots of viewpoints

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Free parking. Best parking for the trailhead is at the dog park across the park road from the trailhead

Trail Contributor

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My name is Nicole Dominick, and I’ve been hiking with Hike it Baby since May 2016 with my daughter. She is now 4.5 years old and has hiked over 400 miles! She has been carried for most of those miles, but we enjoy every journey. We were both born and raised in Southern CA but now live in Colorado Springs, CO.