Helen Hunt Falls Trail

EASY 88 reviews
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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 30 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.

12 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Super easy. It starts at the falls and the trail takes you to an overlook of Colorado Springs.

hiking
26 days ago

Great trail for kids and family. It's short but has great views throughout. The falls are right next to the parking lot so you don't have to go far for a beautiful picture. To get to the overlook, there are stairs and railroad ties to help on the hike up.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

this was a good hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk for starting out hiking in Colorado, our 2 year old was able to walk the whole thing bar a few high steps.

Close to the springs and lots of parking, just a little short

1 month ago

Beautiful though it's very quick

walking
1 month ago

It was a nice little walk, a lot of traffic, not too challenging. Only last like 15 mins.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained Trail with nice views. Fairly crowded, cannot imagine in the summer. Good for families. The hike itself is fairly easy but would not recommend if you have knee or hip issues as it is uphill with stairs the entire way. Feel like this would be a good hike for out of town guests.

1 month ago

Very commercialized

1 month ago

Well maintained. Nice views . Nice waterfalls.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Easy trail and fun. Would do again but only to combine it with the summit of mount rosa. Take the trail to Saint Mary's falls. At Saint Mary's falls follow the trail signs to the mount rosa summit

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with a visitor center at the trailhead (next to the waterfall). Many great views and some nice places to sit and read at the end of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short trail with a beautiful waterfall at the start. Well worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Nice well kept trail