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Little Scraggy Loop

  4.5 ( 8 ) Favorite


13.0 mile 21.0 kilometer loop
93% Runnable


Ascent: 1,542' 470 m
Descent: -1,544' -471 m
High: 8,556' 2,608 m
Low: 7,650' 2,332 m


Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)


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Trail shared by Dave Brown

A great loop on Little Scraggy and the Colorado Trail.

Dave Brown

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This is an awesome trail. There are some rocks and roots, but overall it is very smooth. The first half is undulating with a descent that's outstanding. The run features great views and rocks that look like they're from somewhere else.

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Parking will cost $7 at the trailhead. You can park on part of 126, but it will make the run a bit longer.

Runner Notes

An awesome, flowy trail. No area is really that steep, but with the undulating nature of the trail on the way up, it gets the heart cranking. Be prepared for a great run. The last part of the run has some more uphill. Nothing too bad, but leave some in the tank for the last short climb. Keep your ears open for mountain bikers.


The trail starts off fairly level working into some short, steady climbs. Soon after starting, you'll come to some really cool boulders, and you may be wondering how they got there as they look out of place. After some rocky sections, you'll start a nice descent into the trees for some much-needed shade on warmer days. Enjoy the downhill as you'll hit more uphill soon.

The main climb does offer a few short downhill spurts to give the lungs a break. As you come to about the halfway point, plan to spend a little time out of the trees with good views of Pikes Peak and the large burn area to the south. If it's a warm day this will be the hottest part of the run.

After this open section, there's more climbing to do, but you won't be far from the top. After hitting the top, a super fun long descent lies ahead with a few opportunities for views of the mountains to the north.

After the long descent, you'll come to the junction of the Colorado Trail (1776). At this junction, make a right. You'll descend for a bit more before a steady climb for a few miles back to the parking lot. The climb isn't steep, but it is noticeable after the long descent.

Overall, this is a super fun run, and I plan to head back to often.

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Aug 10, 2019
Keri H
Aug 10, 2019
Jack Henstridge
Great run. Made the happy mistake of doing it in reverse. Better this way imo. Climb early, cruise back. Miss the bikes flying up behind you. 13.4mi — 2h 38m
Jun 2, 2019
Josh M.
Jun 1, 2019
Jul 22, 2018
rick s

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Nice and smooth...
May 18, 2018 near Pine, CO
Great lunch spots abound along the Little Scraggy Trail.
May 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
Segment 3. TREES! After scalding, barren Segment 2, this is a RELIEF!
Mar 31, 2019 near Pine, CO
Lots of cool rock outcroppings are just off the tread along Little Scraggy Trail.
May 8, 2017 near Pine, CO
How did that get there?
May 18, 2018 near Pine, CO


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