Maxwell Falls Lower Trail

MODERATE 388 reviews
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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Evergreen, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.2 miles 1008 feet Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

This candy wrapper style loop trail, located near Evergreen, CO, will take you past 2 small water falls and Upper Maxwell Falls if you do the whole loop. This is a easy to moderate trail with only a minor elevation gain of 644 ft. This forested trail has two trail head options with a loop in the middle. This information is from the lower trail head parking lot. From the lower trail head the distance to Upper Maxwell Falls is about 2 miles. From the lower trail head after crossing the foot bridge stay to the left and follow the signs and the river upwards to go directly to Upper Maxwell Falls or go right to go up Cliff Loop Trail which will meet back with Maxwell Falls trail just above the falls. If you take Maxwell Falls trail first the falls will be two miles up on the left and down. Just listen for the water getting louder and keep an eye out. Its a bit hidden. You can turn back from here or continue past the falls a short way to find the Cliff Loop Trail on the right. This will take you back around to the foot bridge. Or you can go the opposite way, taking Cliff Loop Trail from the foot bridge and coming back down Maxwell Falls Trail. You will see one very small falls a bit lower on Maxwell Falls Trail and another on Cliff Trail near the foot bridge.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike

25 days ago

It's a very pretty hike. My friend and I did this one in early September, and it's beautiful.

hiking
26 days ago

Nice, fairly easy out and back with a couple of alternate paths. Waterfall and creek light today but likely good at certain times of the year.

hiking
27 days ago

Gorgeous trail through the forest. Really enjoyed the evergreens and the changing terrain. Calves were burning the next day. No waterfall during the fall, I guess that's more of a spring feature.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views! Butt burner

1 month ago

1 month ago

Did the cliff loop and then up to the falls. Nice hike but not much of a falls really.

hiking
1 month ago

Couldn't see the falls. The first half of the hike is a lot prettier than the second half!

1 month ago

1 month ago

I did cliff loop. Great views. Falls were practically nonexistent this time of year. Still a great hike.

great run trail

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Crowded and the falls were barely existent. I recommend cliff loop trail, very pretty hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Still never saw the falls but nice shady hike too but some jerk wads think their trash and dog poop magically gets picked up by someone else

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! There was a lot of traffic, but the hike it self was fun! Lots of shade. Kinda got lost making the loop, but found or way very easily! The dog loved it!!!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great time out and we really enjoyed this trail. But the spring time is best!!

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was great, lots of shade from sun. however my 6 year old slipped a few times on the loose dirt and rocks so be careful. Also the falls is pretty dried up, but I will definitely come back in the spring.

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