The Pineries Open Space, in Black Forest north of Colorado Springs, is owned by El Paso County. It is not yet open to the public. The property is under a conservation easement designed to preserve the land in its natural state, with a buffer area set aside for development of park facilities. El Paso County has developed a Master Plan for the Open Space, calling for the development of a limited trail system, interpretive signs and benches, with a view to opening the less-restricted areas to the public in the future.
TOSC is planning a series of Member-only hikes in cooperation with the El Paso County Parks Department, to allow our members to see and appreciate the unspoiled beauty of this pristine area.