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Pineries Open Space Complete Ride

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (33) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Beautiful ride in Black Forest!


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Map Key

8.3

Miles

13.3

KM

90%

Singletrack

7,669' 2,338 m

High

7,332' 2,235 m

Low

522' 159 m

Up

521' 159 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Features Views

Family Friendly Nice views from the Overlook, birdwatching and the frog pond.

13201 Volmer Road (0.6 miles north of the intersection of Volmer and Shoup); Gates closed when not open; Short dirt road to parking lot; No available bailout routes;

Overview

April – October: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; November – March: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; views of Pikes Peak and the burned areas from the Overlook.

Need to Know

Signs are posted to indicate you are off the trail, many homes and dirt roads in the area, avoid these areas.

Description

From the parking lot, follow the dirt road past restrooms on the left. Approaching the trees after about 0.25mi down the dirt road, the singletrack starts with a slight right off the road. The trail will lead to a fork where you can go left (CW) or right (CCW). Going CW will take you up and around to the Overlook fastest.

History & Background

The site straddles the Palmer Divide in the Black Forest and is characterized by gentle rolling terrain, covered by ponderosa pine forests, grassland meadows, wetlands, dotted with small ponds with abundant wildlife, including elk, white tail deer, raptors, and turkeys.

The Palmer Land Trust holds a conservation easement on the site which ensures scenic, wildlife, aesthetic, recreational, and ecological conservation values will be preserved and maintained in perpetuity.

Contacts

Land Manager: Palmer Land Trust

Shared By:

Billy Harvey with improvements by B H

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 33 votes

#1

in Black Forest

#560

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  4.2 from 33 votes
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Photos

Opening day of Pineries Open Space
Jul 6, 2020 near Black F…, CO
2 bridges on trail
Apr 11, 2021 near Black F…, CO
Looking West from the top of the hill next to the large tank.
Sep 15, 2022 near Black F…, CO

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Sep 11, 2022
Stephanie Myland
Sep 8, 2022
Bethany Callaway
Jul 31, 2022
Vladimir Chizhov
Jun 22, 2022
Damian Paul
Jun 1, 2022
Ryan Sample
Cold, overcast, rideable with some mud spots 8.3mi — 0h 52m
Apr 26, 2022
Brian Lakes
Apr 20, 2022
Ryan Sample
Feb 27, 2022
Jamie Hooker