Mount Herman Trail

MODERATE 74 reviews
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Mount Herman Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monument, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 889 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Monument Colorado's Topological Highpoint Monument, CO, is about 10 miles north of Colorado Springs, straddling I-25 today as it straddled the Rio Grande Railroad when it was founded in 1872. As Pike's Peak dominates the skyline west of Colorado Springs, Mt Herman rises majestically from the plain on which Monument rests. For those who like their mountains accessible and their hikes manageable, even by out of town visitors, Mt Herman is the place to go. The trek described here is about 2 miles round trip, during which the hiker will gain and lose about 1000 feet in elevation. The top of the mountain, from which Pike's Peak is visible to the southwest and Kansas City to the east (on a very clear day!), is only about 9100 feet high; so there is enough oxygen to enjoy the time one spends contemplating whichever scene is most captivating.

hiking
3 days ago

CLOSURE: FYI Mt. Herman Rd. is closed until October 15, 2016. I just drove it a little over a week ago and today it was closed with a sign saying closed from September 15-October 15, 2016.

walking
14 days ago

I liked it but it was long. It was also more walking. I hade to go on four feet because it was steep on a mountain there was a bolder I loved the bolder.

walking
14 days ago

We were looking for a hike, but the narrow, sandy trails would be better for running or cycling. We saw several cyclists and people walking dogs. Kids would have gotten bored had it not been for the brief interesting spots - Monument rock and a hill to climb.

21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

First time hiking. Was somewhat easy, will have to go again, and look for something a bit more challenging next time.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Not too rough for a beginner, just pace it.

1 month ago

Beautiful views, challenging in parts, but so worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, beautiful flowers, and wildlife including a bear at the top. Best views around!

1 month ago

Nice trail

hiking
1 month ago

Not too difficult, great views all directions.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views at top

1 month ago

Great views at the top!

1 month ago

Favorite trail to take visiting flat landers from the Midwest on. Once you get to the top you have great views of AFA, downtown Denver, Pikes Peak, and even the peaks around Breckenridge.

hiking
2 months ago

It is a very beautiful trail. Flowers and a a small stream. It was an accomplishment to make it to the top. A couple very steep areas and places where you have to maneuver through rocks. Worth the hike to the summit though.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Not the prettiest hike. But the views from the top are nice. Nice little meadow on the way up too.

hiking
2 months ago

The trailhead is 4 miles past where the road turns from asphalt to dirt. The road to the trail is slow due to being narrow, wash boarded, rocky, and there isn't a lot of parking. I drove my Subaru Legacy and made it just fine, but I took it slow on the road. I would definitely recommend hiking shoes with good traction, water, sports drink, and a snack. The trail itself is beautiful and well worth the drive. The trail isn't really well marked, but common sense and looking ahead, you can pretty well figure it out. Someone also marked the trail with 3 stacked rocks occasionally, which keeps you on the right track.

2 months ago

Not too difficult, great views of the plains and south to Pikes Peak.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful hike