Catamount Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The reservoirs at the top are beautiful, and well worth the hike. Getting to the Trail head is a bit confusing and the Trail is poorly marked. Make sure to give yourself ample time to figure out where the Trail goes. But a great hike!
Great hike with absolutely breathtaking views at the reserve. Totally worth the steep incline and switch backs. My husband and I enjoyed it!
Awesome sights along the trail, lots is switch backs, didn't find the actual falls though.
Amazing gorgeous Trail at this time of year. You should definitely go as far as you want… it is a very steep climb / switchbacks for the first couple of miles, plenty of gorgeous overlooks and places to stop. Several creeks and plenty of water for your dogs . The garden of Eden - an Alpine Forest- is absolutely gorgeous this time of year, if you get there it's worth it. When you get to the reservoir, there's not a whole lot of space to hang out. Lots of fishermen, boaters, tourists, cars....
And definitely make sure you have strength to get down!
the trail was gorgeous this beautiful fall day and the views at the lake were worth getting lost a few times. bring plenty of water and snacks.
Beautiful hike. Steep ascent and the walk to the trail head was long and a steep ascent as well. The Garden of Eden was a great stroll and leaves were hanging. Would recommend to anyone who won't mind the uphill battle.
steep ascent for the 2nd mile, then nice stroll through alpine meadow. beautiful crystal clear lakes and views of pikes peak
Well trafficked and marked trail with beautiful views from top to bottom. Would highly recommend to anyone willing to put in a little work on the ascent.
Nice trail, but much more moderate than easy. Over half the hike is steep switchbacks with large rocks and roots to navigate. Not necessarily difficult but wanted to mention it for people who may have bad knees or feet. I actually enjoyed the 1 mile walk to the trailhead through the quaint mountain cabins. Nice that there are several places where you follow a stream. As one reviewer said, bring plenty of water and snacks.
Very beautiful, lots of great views!
Extremely beautiful trail, probably moderate, switchbacks and steep sections easy to navigate for us with a 5 and 7 year old. hiked through the garden of Eden section, very nice meadow, tons of wildflowers, some aspen trees just starting to turn yellow, can't wait to go back in a few weeks when they are fully golden, lots of aspens in the garden of Eden meadow. As others have mentioned, we parked at the dirt lot at the bottom of Hondo Rd and walked the .9 mile to the top. we hiked 6 miles round trip from the car and stayed on the blue trail the whole time. did not make it to the reservoir, was not sure how to get there after the upper falls section where the trail intersects ends at the dirt road. One of my favorite hikes in the area.
The trail map is very misleading. You park about a mile from the trailhead. The trail map shows the hike from the parking lot up to the trailhead and then a portion of the trail itself and then back to the parking lot via a another road. If you go up Hondo Ave it is a straight uphill climb. Once you get to the falls, then the trailhead begins there. I would not rate this as easy.
Absolutely beautiful and diverse wilderness to gape the whole time. You have to walk a long way from the parking lot to the trailhead, which is steep, and a little tiring. The beginning is marked well and capped with kick ass waterfalls. But oh man the switchbacks up this thing are brutal. Narrow, super steep (in some places you are on all fours climbing), and very rocky. Great workout and phenomenal views. Follow the blue dots, they take you all the way to the garden of Eden. After that, they advancing you, and you walk all the way past the barbed wire fence and hit the road. Take a right and continue to the lake. Way farther than 2.5 miles more like 6+ so bring enough water and snacks! One of the best trails I've done in a while! The garden of Eden makes you fell like you accidentally found yourself in a magical world like some Peter Pan or Jurassic period stuff.
Absolutely lovely. Going back soon!