Jess Weaver Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Jess Weaver Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.4 miles 1730 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

From Rifle, go east on I-70 to No Name exit 119 (about 30 miles) Take the exit, turn left and continue .5 of a mile to the parking area and trailhead. The trail is also known as the No Name Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful fall hike.

1 month ago

Nice hike

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2 months ago

This hike had beautiful views along the way and was shaded in a lot of points. We went 3.8 miles up and found a little waterfall where we had lunch. It was very pretty and not too difficult. I would rate it as moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

Great, remote trail. Once you've gone up the steep gravel road and you're in the woods, the trail narrows and follows the creek. There are lots of logs and boulders near the creek to rest on and take beautiful pictures. We only went 1.5 miles in and back out for a round trip of 3. I was glad to have my bear bell, because there weren't many other hikers out there. Will do this one again next time we're in Glenwood Springs.

2 months ago

Great hike

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail along NO NAME CREEK with incredible views of Rocky Mountain stream. From parking lot walk up gravel road, which will turn into trail.

Busy at times with fisherman and hikers, but as you go further, it gets much quieter and more scenic. Trail does become difficult to find as you wind above the creek. I didn't see bear, but there are signs of bear and locals report lots of bear in their backyards.

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4 months ago

5.4 miles? Not even close. 4 miles to the first bridge. We went 1.5 miles past to find the second bridge and eventually turned around. The trail is not heavily travelled past mile 5 and it was horrible. Stinging nettles and lots of signs of nearby bear. Bring a machete. I still could not see any sign of the second bridge and turned back, pretty bummed. 11 miles and 3,000 elevation. Overall a beautiful hike, but I recommend turning back at the 4 mile mark.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Nice trail. Get on the gravel road after you park. It turns into single track. The small trail to the river at the parking lot is not the trail.

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5 months ago

Very pretty hike along the river, not too many people.

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5 months ago

Great trail, beautiful riverside scenery, a few waterfalls.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

This has been one of my favorites so far!

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6 months ago

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1 year ago

Beautiful scenery especially during the Fall season. First mile is easy and last two miles are a bit tough with the elevation gain and uphill climb.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Expanding on what Berkeley said, park and you'll see a gravel road going up the hill, go past the gate and continue up the road until you reach a water plant/lock. Go past the water plant and you'll have reached the start of the real hiking trail. It's probably 3/4 of a mile up to the water plant. The road is easy hiking, the trail is rocky and is fine for anyone who is steady on their feet.

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1 year ago

Great hike! One note is that he actual trailhead is behind a private road. Once you park, go past the parking lot and trail map and keep heading up the hill, past a couple of private residences. The hike starts behind the gate.

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1 year ago

Nice hike. Not to difficult and pretty slow as the foliage on the trail is really thick in spots this summer. However, the trails runs along a river with really pretty waterfall views pretty much the whole way. Only saw two other hikers the entire time. Would definitely do again.

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1 year ago

Great hike. Went to the bridge which my GPS put as 4 miles each way for a total of 8 miles. Good trail with some steep areas and loose soil/rock. Very beautiful and the creek was running full. Only wildlife we saw was 3 bull snakes.