MacNeill Trail Information - Pikes Peak Region - Colorado
The MacNeill Trail starts out on Old Stage Road and leads up the back (west) side of Cheyenne Mountain to its shoulder, just short of The Horns. Great views of Colorado Springs and the eastern plains reward those who reach the top.
This is a beautiful trail, that does not get high levels of traffic, and once at the shoulder of Cheyenne Mountain the views are fantastic.
The MacNeil Trail is located in the Pike National Forest, except near the very top where the Broadmoor's Cloud Camp is (which is on private property). Watch for private property signs and turn around when you see them (do not trespass). The Horns are no longer accesssible from this trail.
All Pocket Pals Trail Maps offer very detailed information for each trail including: trail distances, allowed trail uses, difficulty levels, elevation profiles, total ascent/descent, directions to trailhead, trailhead longitude and latitude, and waypoints (landmarks along each trail).
Detailed information for this trail and others can be found on Pocket Pals Trail Map #1 from the Pikes Peak Region Series. Other trails detailed on this trail map are: Devil's Slide, Emerald Valley Pipeline, Gray Back Peak, Knights Meadow, Mt. Vigil, Ridge, San Luis Peak, St. Peter's Dome, and Sugarloaf Mountain.