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