Jim Creek Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Jim Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winter Park, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.6 miles 1164 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

snow


15 days ago

hiking

Trail is right outside Winter Park. I would rate this trail as easy and then moderate for the last few hundred yards. No real vista to speak of, however there are several meadows along the way that are just gorgeous. Trail ends with a waterfall. This is a great trail for dogs, as there is water the whole way.


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

hiking

Super close to Winter Park which was nice, we didn't want to drive far. A four hour round trip for us, perfect little venture. The first mile was a little boring, a tease because you could hear the river but not see it. The last two miles were great near and over the river and small streams. Great waterfall at the end. The whole trip was A pretty forest green. We will come back with our dog next time, running water, shallow enough not to be scary. :)


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

Awesome! Do this hike now! Beautiful time to see the lush greenery and wild flowers. It goes along the creek a lot and ends with a great waterfall. Not too heavy traffic. I'd do this again for sure!


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

Great hike with the dogs.


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

hiking

Awesome hike for not too far out of winter park! My trail below goes too the waterfall, about 3 miles maybe a little more in from the first parking lot, there was parking closer that we hiked by but didn't know about it so we started from the bottom!


1 month ago

hiking

Warm day, freezing cold water. Beautiful summer hike. Easy hike for the first 2/3s then it gets a bit more difficult. Runs along the creek most of the way, plus bonus waterfall at 3-3.5 miles in. Trails got a bit confusing time to time when you get towards the end due to there being multiple branches of the trail. No markers on the trail but it is worn enough to find your way. It's not an issue because they all lead to the same place. Found a bit of snow still even in July toward the end (80 something degrees).


1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall. Not too strenuous. A good impromptu half day hike. Follows creek the whole way; last half mile is particularly pretty. Numerous creek crossings.


1 month ago

Beautiful trails. Very clean.


2 months ago

Good Family Hike


1 year ago

Good for family hiking


1 year ago

hiking

This was a fun little hike. I was intending to make it to Heart Lake but the terrain got to be a bit too challenging for my dog once we approached treeline. The trail does sort of disappear once you get towards the top but following the creek is all you need to do. I was charged and chased by a moose cow towards the bottom after getting a little too close for a picture. Scary end to the day but lesson learned!


1 year ago

hiking

A really nice out and back, wooded trail


1 year ago

snowshoeing

Snowshoe in the winter and hiked this trail in the summer.Nov 11 ,2002


2 years ago

hiking

Was pretty true to hikers only, but there were a lot of people on the trail. Because it is out and back it was crowded. Moderate due to walking uphill and difficult terrain but overall not too difficult.


3 years ago

hiking

Great hike brought children 7 yrs old to 14 yrs old. 6 children total went to waterfall approximately 4 miles up. Great views mixture of conditions. A lot of water crossings will highly recommend