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UpaDowna 3rd Saturday Adventure- Black Forest Section 16 Trail

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"Black Forest Section 16 is a square-shaped loop in the Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs. The trail is a fairly wide gravel path with very little elevation change. The area is heavily forested, providing some shade during your hike. It is open to non-motorized use and it’s popular with horse riders." -Blackforesttrails.org

No matter the season Black Forest's Section 16 is an accessible close to town easy adventure escape. The hike difficulty is novice to intermediate at best. Lots of small rolling hills and flat trail. Five years after a fire in the surrounding area, we will be discussing the ecological concepts of how our environment deals with and recovers from forest fires.

Trail name(s): Section 16 Trail

Trail Length: 4.2 miles

Elevation Gain: 210ft

Trail Type: Loop

Skill Level: Easy to moderate, family-friendly, leashed and friendly dogs welcome

Trail Map: http://www.farrunner.com/Courses/CSTRBlackForestSect16.html

Directions to Trail Head: Drive east on Woodman road. Turn left on Black Forest Road and then immediately right on Vollmer Road. Drive for 4.5 miles and then turn left on Burgess Road. The parking lot will be on your right. Click here for a map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Black+Forest+Section+16+Parking+Lot/@38.998781,-104.668746,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87134a7a977ecaeb:0x7e1560516385a80f

Also remember to be prepared with snacks and water as well as inclement weather gear!

*photo credit: Springs Bargins



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