Mount Herman Trail

MODERATE 77 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 914 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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.

15 days ago

1 month ago

could have been a great hike. VERY poorly marked. Too many paths. lost the trail and hiked down on the road. very pretty and remote, needs some garbage clean-up

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic views in every direction including views of Denver. I'd be wary of taking young kids up there. Plenty of steep drop offs. Drive to the trail head has some steep drop offs too.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

Nice trail

hiking
4 months ago

Not too difficult, great views all directions.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views at top

4 months ago

Great views at the top!

4 months 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
4 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.

4 months ago

4 months ago

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