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4 hours ago

I attempted this last year and like a previous reviewer, we took a wrong turn as the correct trail was covered with brush and through a small stream. Needs better trail markers or any at all! We walked over rocks and poison ivy for quite a while before realizing and turning around.. it was too hot for my dog to try again but I hope to try this again soon!

washed out
18 hours ago

Heavy traffic, but very pretty area. there are multiple stream crossings right now, so water shoes of some sort are a must!

18 hours ago

Loved the amazing waterfall! Wear good hiking shoes. We had to cross the stream a few times over slippery rocks and our feet got a little wet, but we still loved every minute of it!

Was my first time coming to this trail. It’s CLOSED due to washout from the rain

Enjoyed seeing the waterfall, but this trail is just too crowded! Crowds made me feel like I was at Disneyland. The recent rain made for a lot of stream crossing and I often had to wait in line just to cross the stream because there were limited places with lower water levels. One woman even yelled at my kids when they crossed a stream out of turn.

$12.50 worth it. Beautiful waterfalls. Clean trail. Light to moderate traffic.

It was beautiful but now it’s noisy and trashy! Put earbuds on... not everyone wants to hear ur crappy music!! The sounds of nature are so much better than whatever ur blasting from ur phone. Please take ur trash with u when u leave!!!

You need to pay $12.50 to enter.

relaxing and fun trail.

was the best back in the mid 90's

5 days ago

Fairly easy hike, was able to do this with my 4 year old daughter and wife no problem. Tons of folks out there on Sunday 1/13/19. not a quiet hike, but enough space on the trail for everyone. Hardest parts are just crossing streams here and there on the way to and from the waterfall, very doable for all ages and dogs are allowed too !

The ticket office says it’s 2 mile and 350 ft elevation. It is worth it and very pleasant. I carried my 32lb 2 year old. The waterfall is flowing with the rain.

8 days ago

Beautiful views with waterfall!

Está chingon para ir de hiking

Thanks for the update, Tyler!

Great short, family friendly hike to one of the nicer waterfalls in the front range.

10 days ago

We couldn’t get to the parking lot because the area was blocked off, so we parked in the residential neighborhood 3 miles below the trailhead and hiked up. Sturtevant falls was beautiful! It’s only about 2 miles from the trailhead. Would be great to visit in spring after it’s rained a little bit. We combined this hike with a visit to Hermit Falls (which was another 1.5 miles or so from the trailhead). Total round trip was about 13 miles. Nice and shady hike at this time of year, but be careful when visiting the falls because the rocks are slippery.

10 days ago

great hike, VERY crowded. went on a thursday, a less busier day but still saw a lot of people on the trail. parking wasn’t difficult, they have a lot as well as an overflow lot. half of the hike is relatively easy on a paved road. take a left when you come across both forks. the second half of the hike (after you get under the bridge) get significantly prettier and shadier. you cross the stream a few times before the waterfall. the water flow was good. too much graffiti but honestly not a lot of trash. makes a great skill level for beginners.

11 days ago

We did this trail after a day of rain expecting to see some flow but there wasn't much of a waterfall. I'm guessing there has to be some significant rain for the waterfall to be flowing. Nevertheless, it was a cool short hike and nice to get out the city. The long road to get to the trail head was kind of sketch since it was a one lane with a few turnouts just in case another car is coming.

I made a quick video of our hike on youtube, hope you guys check it out! Just copy and paste the link below! Sub and follow my IG @mario.tv16

I did this hike before the fires and really loved it

14 days ago

Decent easy/moderate trail. Rocky at some spots. Some really great views of the surrounding mountains. Lots of broken glass and graffiti at the falls itself.

Perfect for a Sunday afternoon afyer a winter rain, and would be even more lovely on a quieter day during the week. just the right amount of stream and boulder hopping for a fitst day back after the holidays.

My favorite trail because of all the trees and waterfalls.

Great little hike. Better if you can park close. We parked on the street before the first gate because the lots were “full” according to the power crazed park ranger. About 1.1 miles from our car to the trail. 0.9 from trail to the waterfall. Started right past the restrooms near a bear warning sign, about 0.1 miles left of the main route. Meets up with main route after 0.2 miles. My 2 1/2 year old did the entire trip without having to be carried. He was probably the youngest kid not being carried.

Decided just to walk into the gate of the mining company, knowing I'd be stopped by security. Soon as that happened I asked if I could speak to whoever was in charge to ask some questions about the trail.

Spoke to the manager of operations where he explained the fire and why it's closed, but also the city hasn't made any effort to fix the trail and probably won't by how bad it is.

I asked for him to take me as far as he can with supervision, just so i can see the trail because i own a landscaping company and I'd love to fix it for free just to open it back up (I dont though shhh.)

So he brought me as far as he could take me, the trail is severely messed up, had to use ropes to get across some areas, making it nearly impossible to get to the Falls and extremely dangerous with 20-30ft shear drops on un-stable ground.

My best advice is to not even try a way around or even going when they're closed. It's way too risky. Also they believe this trail will be permanently closed.

Sorry Everyone :(

Easy with 7+ yo kids. The Waterfall itself is not worth the hike but the views and the trail itself keeps it interesting.

16 days ago

Cute little waterfall at the end of the hike. Pretty easy terrain to hike on, especially with a dog.

17 days ago

Relatively easy, but pretty long. There are lots of nice spots along the trail. Especially near the river. Free parking but it is very limited. Dogs can be on the trail but the juerros complain if you let them off, no matter how well trained/behaved your dog is.

Beautiful path that offers variety of scenery! This one will become a regular hike!

A great way to start the new year

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