Near Victor | 5 Miles | Moderate | 10,918 Feet | Out and Back
Mason Trail is the longer trail and it takes you up to the beautiful Boehmer Reservoir. Starting from the trailhead you soon cross the Utilities road and climb through an open meadow to the Mason Reservoir. The trail follows the reservoir and then continues north. Most of the trail is in the forest with occasional view opening up to the right. At few spots you can see the Cog Rail making its way up by the Windy Point. A little after 3 miles you climb a small ridge via a few switchbacks. After you reach the highest point of the trail descent the remaining 0.9 miles down to the Boehmer Reservoir. Enjoy the solitude and beautiful views all around.
This is a pretty mellow trail that winds its way from McReynolds Reservoir around the west side of Mason Reservoir and then up to Boehmer Reservoir. Nothing technical, other than a couple steps and short (like under 50′) steep sections. A nice pedal thru a sub-alpine forest just below tree line with great views of Pikes Peak and the lakes on the south slope of Pikes Peak. Note that this is a seasonal area and is closed in the winter. It is managed by the City of Colorado Springs. To find out the latest status go to www.springsgov.com