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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail

Evergreen, CO

Maxwell Falls Lower Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Evergreen, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
18 hours ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Perfect quick hike (2-3 hours) near Denver. Late spring/early summer is the best time to go for the most water.

on Bruin Bluff Lair of the B...
18 hours ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Great place to hike with dogs.

on Independence Mountain Tra...
18 hours ago

hiking
6 Completed7 Reviews

Great little hike with nice views at the top.

on Independence Mountain Tra...
22 hours ago

hiking
15 Completed7 Reviews

This is not a difficult or hard trail, as the AllTrails site notes. There are parts that are a little steep, but they're not sustained and the trail is not exposed or too rocky. We jogged a lot on the way down. I'd consider this one on the same difficulty level as the hike up to St. Mary's Glacier lake, but with slightly steeper segments. We went on a Sunday around 8:30am and the place was vacant, which we appreciated. The view is nice and we enjoyed the shaded trail, but if I had out-of-state visitors who wanted to hike I'd pick St. Mary's Glacier every time since the view is much more spectacular (despite the longer drive, higher altitude, and tendency for crowds).


22 hours ago

hiking

Went on this trail today. Some traffic, not bad. I just would like to see people pick up there dog droppings. They seem to put it in a bag and then leave it to the side of the trail.

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed1 Reviews

nice stroll...some sites along Creek and good flora for interest -- would do again.

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
1 day ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful area, went in mid June. Nice light workout. Tons of bags of dog poop though!

We turned around just shy of the far end of the loop bc of some encroaching rain clouds and I could not help but notice many of the bags that we saw on the way up where still there! SMH.

The waterfall was cool though. It was my first real hike after having a baby and I had him (4 months) in my front carrier. It was a perfect hike for me to get back into the spirit of hiking.

Would definitely give it four stars if not for the poo! If you are a dog owner PLEASE don't leave your bags. It is a loop, so either go back the way you came or pack that sh!t out!!!

on Beartracks Lake Trail
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice trail in Mt. Evans Wilderness. Challenging, mostly due to the distance and very peaceful, even on a mid-summer weekend. The dirt road access is in surprisingly good condition and is easily passable by passenger car. I hiked the trail on Saturday 7/23/2016 and only came across a handful of other hikers. The trail is straightforward, though one should pay attention at the Cub Creek trail crossing near the top of the trail. The trail is fully clear of blown down trees that have plagued the upper stretch in recent years and the larger, lower Beartrack lake is easily accessible. I did not attempt the small upper lake. NOTE: The full trail out & back is nearly a mile longer than what is stated above.

on Alderfer Three Sisters Tr...
1 day ago

hiking
10 Completed9 Reviews

Easy for kids although may be a little long. Toilet facilities at trailhead. Limited parking.

on Bruin Bluff Lair of the B...
1 day ago

hiking
10 Completed9 Reviews

Quick and not challenging. Pretty scenery though. Great for kids' first hike.

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
1 day ago

hiking
9 Completed6 Reviews

I'm pretty sure that if this trail is a loop, it's very hard to find. We got lost at the top and had to come down on someone's property and then follow the road back to our car.

Otherwise, it's nice and shady, so even by 10am during the summer, it wasn't too hot yet. And the trail wasn't too steep, so if it's considered "moderate," it's on the low end of the scale. Also, the actual waterfall wasn't particularly exciting. I wouldn't get your hopes up too much

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

nice pace for beginners, mostly just forest, no incredible views.


2 days ago

hiking

Great easy hike. Started at 6am

on Bergen Peak Loop Trail
2 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great day. Started out pretty hot in the meadow but some nice tree coverage and cloud cover higher up. I would disagree with prior posts as this trail was pretty open to the sun at least 50% of the time. Beautiful views at the top and well worth the extra 2 miles. Will definitely come back again-on a cooler day perhaps.

on Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
3 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

stopped at the turn and went down the rocks to get to the waterfall. never would've found it if not for running into two people that had done it before

on Bruin Bluff Lair of the B...
3 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Great shady walk.

on Shadow Pine Loop
4 days ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

It was nice and beautiful. Pretty easy and shaded. My border collie loved it! Great for trail running for those who live nearby.

on O'Fallon Park Upper Loop ...
4 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Independence Mountain Tra...
4 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful and short little hike, definitely worth the view at the top, just wish it lasted longer!

on Bruin Bluff Lair of the B...
5 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike