CCC Trail & Pioneer Nature Trail

Scenic Views
The CCC trail offers spectacular views of the entire park.
User: Lone_Star - 9/1/2013

Location: Palo Duro - CCC Trail

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 2point5stars
Miles Hiked: 4.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes


I started hiking the CCC trail by parking my car at the top of the hill in the parking lot near the Visitor's Center.  I then hiked the CCC trail down to the Amphitheater, then crossed the street to hike the Pioneer Nature Trail loop.  I then hiked the CCC trail back (uphill) to my car, which provided a good cardio workout.

I found the CCC trail to be very scenic.  The views from the ridge are very impressive.  It is a short hike that I would definitely recommend.

By contrast, I found the Pioneer Nature Trail to be disappointing.  It really didn't impress me in any way.  It's just a short dirt trail to walk on and not a trail I would recommend.

Log Photos
Scenic Views
View Of The Trail
Pioneer Nature Trail