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Beautiful trail in Park. Falls, trees lots of boulders. Be aware no cell service in area so have a map if not familiar w roads. Drive up 7 from Lyons is gorgeous!

Come on...Rocky Mountain we're talking about...every place is beautiful...some more than others....even a short little hike like this for some disabled 55+/- year olds has great rewards...waterfalls....love n peace 2 all...---...

Great trail. I would emphasize that if you find yourself on a single track footpath, you’re off the trail, not that I know anything about that. Would be wonderful if the horse people would take a little responsibility for the poop all over the trail.

Nice views overlooking Estes Park and the Rockies. Could have been nicer but unfortunately was a hazy day.

So awesome. It’s a short hike but breathtaking on a clear day. Be sure to drive up the Old Road through the state park.

11 days ago

Moderately difficult trail with rewarding views at the summit. Saw a rabbit and lots of chipmunks but no other wildlife to note. Watch out for those chipmunks, they'll try to get into your bag of you set it down. Wish there was a sign at the top.

11 days ago

I absolutely loved this trail. I got to the trailhead about 9:30 am and there was only a handful of cars so I got a pretty good parking spot. The first mile or so is pretty flat but it definitely gets harder as you keep going. Totally worth the hike because the views you see on the way up are fantastic. Once you get to the top, you have more than enough room to sit down, enjoy the view, and eat some lunch (I got there about 11:15). I came down and was back to my car about 12:45 (lots more people were on the trail at this point so I suggest going early.) Overall a great hike and highly recommend.

14 days ago

Did this one with the family. Good short hike and the kiddo fell in the water (lol). Enjoyed all the rocks and climbed almost to the top. The waterfall is definitely cool.

I really enjoyed this hike. I got to the trailhead for sunrise which was beautiful! Lots of wildlife, saw Elk, deer, wild turkeys. the view is spectacular! would recommend to do this hike first as it gives great perspective of the whole area. first 2 miles we're up, next half was flat or down, followed by the last half mile a steep stair climb. very much worth it.

17 days ago

Beautiful trail, a little trafficked but very scenic along the way and at the overlook at the top of the trail. Watch out for piles of horse poop every 200 ft. or so. A lot of wind as well, witch is great on a warm day but prob. miserable on a cold day. Other than the poop and people, great hike!

it has awesome views. however, if you are up there on a windy day it makes it a rough climb. I do not recommend taking children up on a windy day they will get blown around. it was also 39 degrees in june. a coat is a must! totally worth it!!

Hike was amazing! Views at the early part and a few lookout points were really cool. My only gripe about the trail is the amount of horse poop on the trail. It’s everywhere, so be on the lookout.

Beautiful summit trail with nice wildflowers and mild switchbacks. We started around 6:50 on a weekday and didn't see too many people until maybe the last 20 minutes as we finished the hike. Took almost exactly 3 hours round trip.

Nothing but the facts: 58 and 50 yr old husband and wife. Missed first switchback but got back on trail, 14 switchbacks and 220 stair master stairs at the end. Two hours up and 1 1/2 coming down. Great views and good hike.

22 days ago

Gorgeous hike, with a summit hard to match. Great views, and a nice place to enjoy the moment and any company you may have. Got there early, so found parking right at the trailhead. This would be a great trail run, too.

23 days ago

A wonderful moderate Day hike for Rocky Mountain National Park. Great views, moderate not intense, and pleasantly not as crowded as many of the other sites in the park. You may have to work around some of the horseback groups that frequent this mountain.

24 days ago

We hiked this trail on a Friday afternoon. There was still street parking available near the trail head. The trial had moderate traffic but was not overly crowded. It has a definite incline and lots of switchbacks. We actually ended up off the trail the first time we attempted this hike. The first switchback is not marked at all. We went straight on what looked like the trail but when we were having to climb huge boulders we realized we were off trail and turned back. There are lots of
Places to stop and rest. Pack lots of water-each person brought 64oz and we ran low or were out entirely. It’s a beautiful view both on the trail and at the summit. Didn’t see much wildlife and no waterfalls/lakes/river on this trail but still loved it. If you’re up for a challenge then this is for you!

Super easy hike. Waterfall is 5 minutes from the trailhead. Would recommend going to the west side if you're looking to go up a bit higher. The east side doesn't go all the way to the top.

Beautiful hike, with the upper and lower Copeland Falls close to the trailhead. Calypso Cascades at the end are fantastic. Be aware that if you arrive later in the morning, you will likely have to park in the lot 1 mile from the trailhead.

27 days ago

Great hike away from the crowds if you get a reasonably early start (before 9AM). Don't turn around too soon! After about 2 miles of long switchbacks going up, the trail decends down for another half mile until you come to the summit sign. The summit has outstanding views all around. Many good spots for snack or lunch. My Garmin showed mileage at 6.4 miles round trip and total elevation gain of 1500 feet. Would definitely do this one again!

28 days ago

Went on a Monday morning and arrived about 10:30am and got to the summit about 12:30pm. It was a nice steady incline for most of the way. We took alot of breaks to take in all of the scenery. Parking was relatively full on a Monday and was moderately busy on the trail. Payoff is wonderful at the summit with lots of areas to break for lunch and snacks.

30 days ago

Fun hike great falls at the end

1 month ago

We did this hike this past weekend, on a Saturday. We got to the trailhead around 9:15am and there were lots of cars already parked all along the road. Luckily, there is plenty of space to park nearby, with lots of pull off areas near the trailhead. The hike is a bit steep in spots but is doable. The last .2 miles or so to the summit is pretty steep. The view from the top are great. It was a pretty heavily trafficked trail, but not too annoying. There was a lot of horse poop to dodge.

Short hike up stone steps. Amazing views. We finished just before a storm rolled in

Considering no one seems to go here or even know about it, it is worth the 2 minutes off the main road and 3 min walk. Impressive story. Bring swim trucks and shoes and get in or hike to the top and get a cool view

gorgeous trail! Loved it! The cascades are beautiful!

Easy, well manicured trail to gorgeous falls. Loved it.

1 month ago

easy hike to do as soon as you get there, takes like five minutes and extremely worth it

1 month ago

Nice little hike. Some nice views of Long Peak. Too many people at the summit to really enjoy.

Short hike that is well worth it

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