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Mount Herman Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews
#9 of 128 trails in

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.


7 days ago


7 days ago

hiking

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


14 days ago

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


14 days ago

hiking

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


22 days ago

Nice trail


28 days ago

hiking

Not too difficult, great views all directions.


29 days ago

hiking

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.


1 month ago

hiking

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.


1 month ago


1 month ago

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


1 month ago

hiking

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.


1 month ago

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


1 month ago

hiking

beautiful hike


1 month ago

hiking

My husband is a paraglider, we hike this often as the launch is at the top. It's a beautiful hike that changes with the seasons, a bit steep at some locations but worth the effort.


1 month ago


1 month ago

Great trail that we had mostly to ourselves (8am friday morn in july). The trail isnt well marked, but its not hard to figure out. I think the moderate rating is fair, but some sections are easy. Beautiful view in a couple different directions from top. We were fortunate with the weather, and climbed thru a cloud layer to look down on it from above, before it dissipated.


1 month ago

One of the easier hikes I've done with beautiful views from the top!


1 month ago

hiking

Myself, my brother, and my dad hiked this trail yesterday, after reading about it on this app. The trail is tougher if you come ill-prepared (no hiking shoes, and one bottle of water), but we struggled through to the top for the gorgeous view that awaited us at the peak.