Cross Fourmile Creek on a great bridge and start up the trail - Photo #1. After 1/2 mile, pass three pipes coming up out of the ground on your right - Photo #2. They only stick out of the ground a few feet and are easy to miss. Walk 30 yards past the pipes to a trail junction - the Crags trail goes left and your trail (#664A) goes down to the right - Photo #3. Turn right, cross a stream on the log bridge (Photo #4) and hike a short distance to see a sign on the right that confirms that you‘re on the trail to Devils Playground. Hike through the forest to 10,400‘ and cross another small stream.
Continue east for almost 1 mile to reach a small clearing near 10,900‘ - Photo #5. Turn left near 11,050‘ and ascend a long, straight stretch to 11,300‘ - Photo #6. Zigzag up the steep hillside and exit the trees near 11,900‘. Once above tree line, hike southeast and east up an easy slope - Photo #7.
When you reach top of the slope (12,750‘), the summit comes into view to the southeast. Follow the trail northeast and then east (Photo #8) toward the Pikes road. Hike through a strip of rocks (Photo #9) to reach the Devils Playground area. Cross to the east side of the Pikes Peak road - Photo #10, step over a cable, turn right and hike on the trail that parallels the Pikes road. Photo #11 looks back at Devils Playground. You‘re more than 2.25 miles from the summit.
Continue south around a point on your left - Photo #12. Descend slightly to a corner of the road at 12,900‘ (Photo #13) and pass another point on your left. Continue to the left side of Point 13,363 (Photo #14) where the remaining hike comes into full view - Photo #15. Hike down to the road and continue up to reach a flat area below the final pitch.
Photo #16, Photo #17 and Photo #18 are views of the remaining route. Follow cairns up through the rocks as the route swings slightly right away from the ridge. At 13,500‘ the slope gets a bit steeper - keep climbing up through the red rocks for 500‘ to reach a corner of the road (Photo #19) below the northwest side of the summit. Walk up and over to the buildings, cars, and people - Photo #20.