Helen Hunt Falls Trail

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Helen Hunt Falls Trail is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.1 miles 9 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This is well populated hiking location with a visitor's center open in the summer months. You can view the falls from the road so it's easy to bring children or those who may have trouble hiking. There is a steep hiking trail wraps along the creek to a look out point above the falls. Helen Hunt Falls named after Helen Hunt Jackson, author and social activist in the late 19th century marks the abrupt descent of Cheyenne Creek where North Cheyenne Canyon Rd merges with Gold Camp Rd. The hike takes you up beside the face of the falls, then back around to another creek and a promontory from which you can view the entire valley.


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8 days ago

hiking

A good short hike to take little kids and tourists. Too short and crowded for my liking, but still a pretty hike.


9 days ago

Live in Springs area, so I've been there a handful of times. Good, short hike for families, tourists, but pretty heavy on the foot traffic for my taste.
Nice inclines though, and beautiful views. Good place to take pictures.
If doing during summer months in particular, make sure to be aware of your surroundings and encroaching weather - met a lot of people on the trail who were heading up even though there was a pretty good thunderstorm rolling in. I would not want to be caught in a storm up there.


11 days ago

hiking


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16 days ago

walking

Was a great walk up an down.


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1 month ago

Beautiful view of falls, but not too much to hike. Stairs up & down & rather short. Pretty, though!


1 month ago

Beautiful views of the falls, but insanely crowded during the summer


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1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

Love it beautiful view


1 month ago

hiking

Great trail, quick and easy!


2 months ago

hiking

Not named after Helen Hunt the actress. This is a touristy hike that starts with a beautiful waterfall at the base of the trail head (near a visitors center). Again, a great hike for visitors/tourists. Not too challenging for those in shape. If you make it to the top you'll get a nice view of the valley.


2 months ago

Beautiful and convenient stop for the family


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3 months ago

hiking

super close to the road, do this short trail after another hike in the canyon, we completed after doing the St Mary's hike.


3 months ago

hiking

Beautiful Waterfalls, easy maneuvering, wonderful photo oppurtunities.


4 months ago

walking

The trail was a bit slick in spots but the views were pretty good. Very crowded, I like trails with a lack of people, this was not the case, way overcrowded.