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.


7 days ago


8 days ago

hiking

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.


8 days ago

hiking

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


19 days ago

hiking


23 days ago

Nice well kept trail


27 days ago

hiking

It was short but challenging enough and great views for taking pics. I would do it again for the scenery. Was slightly crowded though.


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

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


1 month 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.


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago


1 month ago

walking

Was a great walk up an down.


2 months ago


2 months ago

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


2 months ago

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


2 months ago


2 months ago

hiking


2 months ago

Love it beautiful view


2 months ago

hiking

Great trail, quick and easy!


3 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.