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.
cross country skiing
This trail is beautiful! Great views of the creek, meadows and neighboring mountain sides along the way to the waterfall. Easy from the start but moderate for the last half of the trail. Be prepared to get your feet wet as you cross the creek a couple of times. Dog friendly and she loved it! Will definitely be back!
Great scenic hike
Great local trail. Not much elevation gain, but there is a great waterfall at the end. The waterfall is small, but you can walk up to the two little ponds created by the waterfall. This is a great trail for running. It is also great for dogs as there is water the whole way. There is some parking further up, past the discovery trail and such, but I recommend getting your miles and just starting from the first trailhead. Good shade, and good vegetation.
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.
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. :)
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!
Great hike with the dogs.
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!
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).
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.
Beautiful trails. Very clean.
Good Family Hike
Good for family hiking