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After completing the Seven Bridges trail I started on this one. Though the trail itself didn't really gives much views as it was more a hike alongside a river/creek (which is nice of course). Though the trail definitely splits off at points and got me turned around a few times. Overall it was an uphill battle which was pretty rough since I just did a hike beforehand, when I got closer to the top I definitely needed a few more breaks. Especially once you hit the 0.2 mile sign and the switchbacks start, I'm pretty sure its about 0.5, maybe providing you with a false sense of hope you're almost done lol. The falls itself were quite nice, though parts of it were still frozen the main waterfall cliff was nice, and turning around you had a spectacular view of the valley below (:

There wasn’t much to see when it came to the waterfalls. It was really just a creek. It was a nice hike for exercising and some really pretty views.

snowshoeing
3 days ago

Hiked 4/21. Broke fresh trail as it had snowed about 5 inches overnight. Definitely needed snowshoes for the top 1/3. This trail is far more beautiful covered in snow than in the summer time, so get it while you can!

Perfect trail for dogs. Easy hike with nice forrest views. Spots of snow and sometimes muddy trail - not enough to bother me though.

This hike was decently steep but very enjoyable! I went up while it was snowing which added another element to everything! The snow on the trees was very peaceful but made navigating the trail with the rocks a little tricky! You have to park at the bottom by the park as there is no parking for hikers allowed in the neighborhood so there is a bit of an extra walk up the dirt road to get to the trailhead. There's a gorgeous alpine meadow after the major part of the incline and you follow the creek for a bit as well where you see some waterfalls! The trail ends at the reservoir (not a waterfall like I thought for some reason :p ) but the reservoir lake is gorgeous and I'm sure there are great mountain views when there's not a storm brewing! No facilities at the trailhead (there might be some where you park) and the parking area is decent sized!

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike for my daughter and I.

Really wanted to do this trail but the road all the way up (st Bernard lake trail) is closed due to construction tell late June.
Trailhead 4 miles away from road closer.

hiking
6 days ago

Perfect

Pretty easy hike along a creek most of the way. Only saw one other person the whole way.

My wife and I where looking for a nice trail to hike on and decided to tackle this Maxwell Falls Trail. We really loved it. This is an easy hike through the forest for anyone looking to get out and have a bit of fun.

hiking
11 days ago

Took my sons dogs on this great hike . No snow . No people . Lovely & close enough to Denver

It's still really icy in places - we definitely needed yaktrax and/or poles to manuever some places. The falls were frozen, but parts of the stream we're thawed enough for our pup to play in. It wasn't horribly difficult, so our leisurely Sunday hike was great!

Beautiful view. Hiked up to the reservoir, and we had it to ourselves. Some snow and ice on the trail, but not to bad

Nice moderate hike along a bubbling Brooke

hiking
21 days ago

Really nice foothill hike with decent views. I went on a Wednesday around 4pm and there were only two spots left in the parking lot. Quite a few mountain bikers, but they were all very courteous. The views on Morrison Slide trail were pretty awesome. The trail was completely dry, with the exception of a couple of small areas, which were not a big deal at all. There is very little tree cover on this trail, so prepare for that. I’m not sure I would want to do this trail in the summer for that reason. Also, I figure this is a prime location for rattle snakes when it does get hot, so I’m glad I got it out of the way when I did. All in all, it was a good hike and would be a great starter hike to bring lowland visitors as they adjust to the altitude.

hiking
22 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. The falls themselves were only okay, but then again they were snowed over. The hike was fairly easy the whole way, and a little more challenging towards the top. The hike was definitely worth it. Only bad thing was that there was dog poop everywhere left along the sides of the trail. Seriously... if you are going through the hassle of taking your dog up there, how lazy do you have to be to not pick up after them? Otherwise it's a wonderful hike we will definitely do again.

backpacking
25 days ago

I went on a quick backpacking trip Friday thru Saturday. It’s a good little trail. I found it to be a little more than moderate but then I’m I little out of shape.

hiking
25 days ago

One of my favorite trails in town!

Amazing hike! We did the hike in late march and while there was snow on the ground it was actually pretty warm, around 55. We were in t-shirts and so we're a lot of others. The falls is frozen until May(ish) so there isn't much to see falls wise and it's nearly impossible to find unless you know what you are looking for. Only the first part is a loop then it's and out and back to the falls. Once you are on your way back from the falls, you catch the other side of the loop. From the parking lot start on the left trail going up!Over all though amazing!

The view at the end was beautiful. Not my favorite type of hike as about a mile was on dirt roads, and the path was very narrow and rocky in other places. Glad I did it though as the view of Pikes Peak was gorgeous and very peaceful.

trail running
27 days ago

Hiked this trail this morning. This was the first hike I did in Colorado Springs when I got here back in June. Great for individuals who are new to Colorado Springs and want a small elevation gain (it wont give you altitude sickness). The only issue right now is that the packed snow can be dangerous if you do not have spikes. Id suggest wearing spikes for trailrunning, especially if you go in the morning. The trail is generally snowy and slick in the saddle of the mountain but gets better as you gain elevation (because of the exposure to sunlight). The actual falls are almost completely covered with packed snow right now, but the aesthetics of the falls are particularly impressive in the Spring and Summer when the snow has melted. The actual condition of the trails are great outside of the recent snowy conditions. Overall, the views are magnificent. Definitely would recommend to tourists who are visiting and want to get a moderate hike in.

One of the best trails I've ever done. We did this trail in early September. Weather was nice and cool and we saw 4 moose while on the trail. We could not finish the trail because they camped up just off the side of the trail. Looking forwarsld to going back and completing it

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 3/25 in hiking boots without spikes and the trail was manageable. Right as you’re ascending toward the lake at the very end of the hike, the snow gets about knee deep so you should try and stick to the packed sections. Overall, the hike is worth it with amazing views , just prepare to sink in snow in a few spots.

Falls are still frozen. Second half of the loop was unmarked and pleasantly less crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked today Saturday 3/24. Mostly covered in snow, though did not use snowshoes. Used microspikes the first half going up but would have been OK without those as well. Top third was very dip and you'll sink down every once in a while but it's more or lass packed down at this point.

Great hike with great views. You can always find more breathtaking views in the Rockies, but you can't beat this one only an hour from Denver.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail that leads to a beautiful lake. It’s steep in some places but a beautiful hike.

I hike a great deal. This hike is one of my favs in the Pikes Peak Region. I found it to be more challenging than moderate. I recommend hiking boots vs. sneakers. The pebbles are difficult to gain traction on near the end, especially going down.

I love it here. Beautiful view. Got tough near the end, and the falls were frozen (3-17-18). Very pretty. Gorgeous hiking weather. Also, there is a sign where you see "St. Mary's Falls .2 miles" Turn around and you will see the switchbacks going up. I really think you have more of a hike than .2 miles!

No trax needed, couple of icy spots no mud frozen falls beautiful trail low traffic start at 9 am. First trail sign takes to cliff loop come back other way

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