Catamount Trail (Green Mountain Falls)
ElevationAscent: 1,195' 364 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 9,243' 2,817 m
Low: 8,078' 2,462 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 42% (23°)
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“A moderate trail that climbs from the town of Green Mountain Falls up to the South Catamount Reservoir.”— David Orner
Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife
To get to the trailhead, Run uphill on Hondo Avenue until you reach a gate that blocks access to traffic and enter past it. A short bit of running later, you'll come across a sign labeling Catamount Trail in addition to Thomas Trail, which shares a trailhead. The Catamount Trail is indicated with blue dot markers, so follow those as you begin.
At the previously mentioned sign, scramble over the rocks to begin your ascent. The first half of this trail is mostly uphill via a number of switchbacks. Once you've taken the final switchback, the terrain will level out and you'll be greeted with a sign advising that you are entering the "Garden of Eden". Garden of Eden is very pretty and definitely worth taking your time running through on your way to the reservoir.
Once you've finished the garden, you'll be dumped onto a forest service road where you can run the remaining few tenths of a mile (going uphill again) before you find the Catamount Reservoir dead ahead.
Land Manager: USFS - Pikes Peak Ranger District