Seaman Resevoir Trail (to the jumping rock) is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gaskil, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, birding, and fishing and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Beautiful scenic hike in Gateway Natural Area. From the parking lot you will walk along the Poudre River to the dam overflow at the halfway point. This will be the easiest section of the trail. There will be a steep incline to edge of the reservoir, watch your footing there are loose stones all long the way. The next half of the trail is challenging with several inclines, but the final destination makes it worth the hike. There are 3 or 4 ridges before you reach the diving rock. Depending on the year, and the depth of water, you can dive from this feature into the chilly water below. Very rewarding in the middle of the summer. The hike out feels much longer than the hike in, so make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack or lunch for the end. You will run into many other hikers or groups of hikers, especially during the peak summer months. Dogs are welcome, but be careful there are snakes and other wildlife.