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Guys, DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH SEVEN FALLS! For one, this is free. Also, I had much more fun here.
Keep going up the mountain/road after Helen Hunt falls and you will see a huge parking lot. Go west through the gated dirt road and then after 0.7 mi (according to GPS/Fitbit) you will see the 622 post. My husband and I had fun taking pictures at every bridge we hit. I really enjoyed this hike. From the parking lot to the end of bridge 7 and back, my Fitbit clocked 3.47 mi.
There seems to be paths everywhere, but remember the whole path is along the creek. If you think you’re getting too far away from the creek, you probably are.

hiking
22 hours ago

make sure to get there early! also we had some trouble finding the signs haha but it overall was absolutely gorgeous and very nice.

Beautiful waterfalls.

Love the coolness of the trails through the forest. The bridges are pretty well maintained. The views are amazing.

hiking
3 days ago

I completed this hike during the week in mid August 2018. The trail had a few people on it. I had heard that it was often crowded on the weekends. I hiked well past the seventh bridge staying within site of the creek. After I hiked across several steep sandy parts void of trees, I was in the trees again. I could see what I thought was the summit. The weather rolled in, it started to rain so I turned around and headed out. I will return to this trail again.

Simple and straightforward hike. I would say it is very family friendly. Well shaded and cool with a creek flowing through. The area is extremely busy on the weekends.

hiking
10 days ago

My family (including my 2 year old) went on this hike on a Friday morning. We got to the parking lot around 8 and it wasn’t too busy. The walk along the road is about .5 mile, then you turn right at trail 622. It’s not well marked. After the road it is beautiful, shaded, and a little rocky. My son loved going over all the bridges. Great family hike! On our way back (around 10:30) it was pretty busy and the parking lot was full.

I loved this hike. We parked at the Rainbow Trailhead and hiked to the Reservoir from there (which I highly recommend). We ended up not going the full way around Rampart Reservoir, but still worth it. No real steep inclines. Fairly easy hike both ways.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice easy hike for any skill level. Once you get to the trailhead, rest of the trail is pretty much shaded and cool. Few doggy poops and bags were spotted but not enough to ruin my day. There were no bugs, no bathroom and no hiking stick is required.

Road to the 4x4 TH is rough.. otherwise nice hike. Took us about 3 hours to get to the lake. About a little over half the trail is on a rocky road. The trail splits off into two trails once you’re done with the road portion. Right path is shorter but steeper. Also has some trees in the way. Left path is longer but flatter.

Really beautiful hike along the creek. Was gorgeous after a light snow the night before.
After the 7th bridge we continued up the trail-622-Seven Bridges to Jones Park. We encountered a large adult brown bear at the aspen grove on the trail. He was not aggressive, but interested in us.
We called the Colorado Park and Rec to report and they said he has been hanging around there for about a week and is deemed not aggressive. Make sure you have your bear spray and are aware of what to do in an encounter.
It was worth the adventure because the meadow was so pretty.

hiking
16 days ago

Used to love this trail until tourists and inexperienced transplants found it. No one respects this trail or their fellow hikers. Constantly running into people who refuse to leash their dogs or pick up after them, and parents with too many small children to keep track of or keep safe and mindful with cyclists and runners around. Definitely will only return to this trail in the winter when I don’t have to share it with hoards of disrespectful and clueless people.

Beautiful!

Tourists destroy this location in the summer... learn how to park in the top lot please, don’t litter, and use proper trail etiquette

Easy hike, go early it gets crowded

My kids loved this hike - beautiful and shaded... there were lots of people at the parking lot, but never felt crowded except at the 7th bridge. My daughter Remy says - make your family do a different dance across each bridge for extra fun!

Always a fun hike, kid friendly. Less foot traffic and better parking in the weekdays.

Really nice trail once you get to it at marker 622. Would be really nice if there were trail markers with the actual names of the trails. Also it is a pet on leash trail which not many folks observe. Plenty of places to take a break along the trail. Places where the trail has rocks to get over but not to difficult.

The driving up the mountain is beautiful. The trails are great. Most are not marked well but I don’t think you can go wrong on any trail. The trail by the stream is awesome. Best hiking trails I’ve been on!

Very nice. Pretty populated while I was there, unfortunately.

hiking
29 days ago

Loved it! It was nice and serene. It wasn’t too busy at 8:30 am but coming down I noticed it started to get a bit more populated. Once back to my car the lot was full (both top and lower). I had a good hike and will come back again.

I took my 7 and 10yr old on this trail. It was a nice shaded trail, the girls enjoyed playing in the water along the way. Lots of traffic

hiking
30 days ago

Fabulous little hike! The stream that flows along the trail was beautiful! Loved the shade and clean, well maintained trails!

walking
1 month ago

This trail is super pretty! When you drive up to Helen Hunt Falls, the very top parking lot is pretty crazy. I parked at the lower one and hiking up the road about 1/2 a mile. A really nice gradual incline hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Get into the parking lot early! You need to walk a little over a 1/2 mile to get to the trail. The trail is NOT marked as 7 Bridges Trail, It is marked as Trail 622. Beautiful hike along a beautiful river with waterfalls throughout. It is uphill all the way, bridges clearly marked. Starts off fairly easy and gets more rigorous as you progress.

Fun trail, starts fairly easy but then can get a little dicey once you go higher into the rock sections. More challenging than I thought but lots of cool views.

Easy to follow the trail and a relatively stable hike and for the most part it’s in the shade. Get there early though because it does get crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike!

Absolutely gorgeous trail. would recommend bringing a jacket, on the way down it gets kinda chilly from the breeze off Pikes.

I have done this trail many times and it is one of my absolute favorites! Great stop for anyone from out of town as it takes you back into the mountains and is relatively easy. Just a reminder to follow the signs for trail 622 (which is seven bridges) as I have seen a ton of people going the wrong way, this is especially important if you’re hiking past the 7th bridge.

Please understand this is a HEAVILY trafficked trail it is very important park correctly (in the right direction) in the lot and do NOT block people in. You need to be there EARLY to park up there, as the lot WILL be full by 10am most days. For everyone’s sake please don’t park like an idiot. I have seen SO much of it lately. It’s no ones fault but yours if you don’t make it up there in time to park in the top lot, so please plan accordingly and be courteous to your fellow hikers.

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