Mount Herman Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monument, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
Decent trail. Parking is very limited at trailhead (5-6 cars) Trail is clear at first, then gets kind of unmarked, then clear again, and then towards the end it gets unclear somewhat. But not too difficult to stay on the trail as there were stacked rocks marking the way. Thanks to whoever did that. Steep rock incline at the end - watch your footing! View from the top was spectacular!
A very beautiful trail with awesome views! Not a lot of incline, but a fantastic trail when you're looking for something a little easier!
Despite struggling with this hike on my first try, I'm giving it 5 stars. It was definitely it easy for a hiker new to the altitude. But it has amazing views and it felt great when you finally get to the top. I think that the snow/ice made it more difficult so I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like in the spring.
Fun winter hike. Started at the Mt Herman trailhead at Mt Herman Rd and Nursery and followed Flow Dog trail to spend as little time as possible on Mt Herman road. Flow Dog is a bit over grown in places but makes for a more exciting hike than just following the road. The actual Mt Herman trail is short. But don't let that fool you. It's a fairly steep climb. I plan on doing this one again!
Great winter hike. Great view of the Tri-Lakes and Pikes Peak.
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