Incline Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The Manitou Incline is now a popular outdoor fitness destination for its steep ascent, gaining nearly 2,000 feet in less than 1 mile, and for the fantastic views from the top of its railroad-tie steps. Opened to the public in 2013, the Incline/Barr Trail route attracts as many as 1,500 visitors per day. The Barr Trail ascends some 7,800 feet from its base to the summit of Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet, on mostly singletrack trail.
Make no mistake, this is not an easy route. The steep climb from the base of the Incline to the top is more hiking than running. Along the ascent, there is a false summit to play with your depth perception as well as your mental strength. Fear not: Continue up the steps until you crest the true summit and enjoy the accomplishment as well as the outstanding view from whence you came."