Although hiking the Manitou Incline is still illegal, it hasn’t stopped a group of beer and outdoor lovers from meeting every Thursday evening to hike it. It’s the informal UpaDowna Incline Happy group.
There’s no set start time although some meet at the No Trespassing sign at 5 PM. At an average pace, the sign is 6-7 minutes from the parking lot. The goal is to be at the top around 6 PM and then meet around 7 back down at Kinfolks. Some people carry a PBR up for a celebratory drink at the top.