Newlin Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
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.
Great trail, really enjoyable! Round trip 7 miles. Looking forward to hiking this one again! ❤️
Excellent hiking trail and we also snowshoed this trail last winter!
nice hike though closer to the top it needs to be cleared up a bit
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!
Love it. We go here regularly! Very quiet.
Loved this trail! Quiet and a very peaceful hike! It is so close to home, can't wait to go back!
Love this trail! We have been back 3 times and plan on going back as soon as we can.
Beautiful trail, low traffic, very peaceful.
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.
Great trail crossing creek numerous times. Not ever really busy and the mill at the top is neat. Nice trail for family hikes.