Projects on South Slope

Friends of the Peak has been building trails on South Slope since 2010.  This year, we'll improve the trail to Mason Reservoir and the trail around McReynolds Reservoir.  The hike in on the Mason trail is around 1 mile, and for the McReynolds trail about 1/2 mile.

The project dates are Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, and Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20.  People can volunteer for Saturday, Sunday, or both, whatever fits their schedule.  Friends of the Peak is not organizing camping this year, but volunteers are welcome to camp on their own in the national forest lands along Forest Service Road 376.  A large open area along 376 is popular for camping.  Volunteers might want to camp Friday night and Saturday night, but will need to bring their own gear, food, water, etc.  Volunteers who are camping can meet the group at the gate to South Slope at 8:00 a.m.  Volunteers who are going up just for the day can meet at Red Rock open space at 6:20 a.m. to carpool to South Slope.

Volunteers will meet at Red Rock open space and carpool from there to drive up the Pikes Peak Highway to the trailhead. 

As with most trail projects, bring water, lunch, snacks, work gloves, sunscreen, sturdy footwear, rain gear, clothing layers, and anything else you would commonly bring on a hike.  If you're camping, also bring camping gear, water, and food.