Newlin Creek Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Newlin Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, CO that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.8 miles 1737 feet Out & Back

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Newlin Creek Trail is used primarily for hiking, but is also open to mountain bikes and horses. Primitive camping is available, but PLEASE be mindful of fire restrictions as this is a HIGH fire danger area. The trail is easy for approximately the first .5 miles, it becomes moderate after that. There are single track and loose stone areas. You will cross Newlin Creek multiple times so high water should be taken into consideration. This trail was formerly a logging road- although impossible to tell now! An old steam boiler, flywheel, and chimney are all that remain of a sawmill operation at the destination meadow.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail, really enjoyable! Round trip 7 miles. Looking forward to hiking this one again! ❤️

1 month ago

2 months ago

Excellent hiking trail and we also snowshoed this trail last winter!

3 months ago

nice hike though closer to the top it needs to be cleared up a bit

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike once you get to the trailhead. There aren't any signs once you get past the amphitheater indicating you are going the right way - there are a lot of side roads in the area but if you stay on the road that looks the most well traveled you'll get there. A group from work and their families went out for the hike. Ages 3 - 62 all completed it! Beautiful area with a lot of creek crossings. Recommend a picnic when you get to the steam boiler. Hike was closer to 7 miles than 5.8. Everyone enjoyed it!

3 months ago

peaceful trail

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Love it. We go here regularly! Very quiet.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this trail! Quiet and a very peaceful hike! It is so close to home, can't wait to go back!

4 months ago

Love this trail! We have been back 3 times and plan on going back as soon as we can.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful trail, low traffic, very peaceful.

6 months ago

Absolutely love this trail..the many waterfalls are beautiful, picturesque! ! The steam engine at the end is a sight to see, and is a great spot to sit down for a snack. easy to follow trail.
only potential problem is the road getting to the trailhead, past the caretakers cabin it can get too muddy to pass.

6 months ago

Great trail crossing creek numerous times. Not ever really busy and the mill at the top is neat. Nice trail for family hikes.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is our "go-to" trail when we want to get out into nature. Very scenic and serene.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike is definitely one of my new favorites. The scenery is beautiful, the creek is so calming. So many waterfalls!!!! It is fairly steep, trekking poles will make your hike so much easier, especially when crossing the creek. We didn't quite make it to the top, the trail is a little longer than stated, the snow was getting deeper and we were just wearing out. We'll try again in a few weeks. The creek was running pretty high from runoff so the 14 crossings we made were very fun! I would note, that the road to the trailhead is definitely a 4X drive following any kind of rain or snow. It will be pure mud. It was dry this weekend, but in bad shape from recent storms so we parked about a half mile from the trailhead just to be on the safe side.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent hike...hiked past the equipment and up the mountain. Look for rock stacks and yellow ribbons that mark the trail. The mountain hike was pretty steep.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

It was a beautiful day and it made for a great hike. Several of the creek crossings were frozen over and I hiked through slushy snow. I hiked up the steep incline after the sawmill and tracked close to 8 miles round trip. Several parts of the trail were moderate in difficulty.