hiking
18 hours ago

I loved this hike!
It is walking distances from town and rewarding views almost instantly from every direction. The falls at the top are spectacular and are worth the all uphill hike.

Beautiful hike. You can hear water for the majority of the time. Only passed by a handful of people. Good workout but easy enough for my 70 year old dad to accompany me (:

hiking
4 days ago

Quiet. Beautiful. Elevation gain. And to top it all off, a waterfall at the end of the trail.

A beautiful hike where you can hear running water through most of it. The view at the top of the half frozen falls is amazing! The temperature drops drastically near the falls, bring a jacket if you are heading up in the near future.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful hike!! Well worth the view at the top! Waterfall was still partially frozen which was beautiful to see! Some snow on trail, but not bad at all!

I loved this trail! It’s now walkable without spikes but we did see snow at the top and the waterfall is mostly frozen. A long way uphill but the views are worth it!

Completely worth the rain and snow. It took me about 2.5 hours round trip at about 5 miles. You absolutely need spikes and gaiters at a minimum. Narrow and slippery in some spots but worth it. The snow absolutely makes this challenging. Some of the snow was up past my knees. The view from the hike is worth it!

Hiked April 1. Packed snow, slush, and lots of ice made for a challenging climb and return. Only saw a couple other people during this less busy time. Gorgeous prize at the end!

hiking
2 months ago

Snow packed trail. Yak Trax and hiking poles came in handy as the climb became more difficult near the falls. A spectacular hike.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail kicked my butt! It is uphill all the way which makes for a beautiful view...and an easy down hike. It had 6" of snow and the trail at the top is actually before the big square rock (per the local that was there). Straight up to your right...hardest part of the climb! I fell 4 times just in this 100' climb area.

hiking
4 months ago

Steep hike! We did this hike both in December 2016 in three feet of fresh snow and again this December 2017 with no snow and both versions were tough! The entire hike is uphill.

When we did the hike during a fresh winter storm, we made it to the end but the falls were not very visible with all the snow. Doing the hike this winter without snow was MUCH better, not just because it wasn't as exhausting, but because we were actually able to see the falls at the end. Lots of icy patches on the trail and microspikes are highly recommended rather than going off trail and unnecessarily destroying more of the trail.

Both times we lost track of the trail at the very end. When you reach the big square rock (when the falls start to become visible) you need to go right (uphill) near that rock. We went left past that rock and that trail does NOT lead to the falls.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is relatively hard, but well worth the hike. The views from the waterfall are absolutely stunning!

Great view at the end, in mid October the falls were frozen over but the path was dry. Only one or two patches of ice that were very avoidable.

Beautiful hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with a great reward at the end.

Great hike for a nice mix of flat and steep spots. Icy trail towards the top (late September). Waterfall at the top was worth all of the slipping and sliding :)

hiking
7 months ago

Really convenient hike that leaves right from town. Tons of people on the trail but the trail had really great views. Basically 2 miles straight up hill but its shade covered most of the way. Make sure not to stop at the opening, the trail goes right up next to the waterfall.

backpacking
7 months ago

Great views. lots of fun.

Beautiful, easy for non altitude hikers, just take your time and plan a picnic at the falls!!!

We'll be going back to try again! Unfortunately it started raining when we were about half way up. Would have kept going but it was a downpour. Nice and shady, gradual incline.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful waterfall at the top. Trail was nice and shady most of the way. Great weather right now to do this hike. Lots of people on the trail. Lots of dogs off leash.

hiking
8 months ago

Fabulous hike of about two and a half hours. Mostly uphill but shouldn't be a problem for anyone in reasonable shape.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice long hike that has a lot of cool adventures along the way up! The rock stack clearing was a very nice surprise , and at the top the waterfall and view is much more than worth the consistent incline.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike. Gorgeous views once you get near the top. Especially at the very top. Pretty gradual incline so not too bad but may get your heart racing quite a bit if you're from sea level.

Beautiful hike with waterfall at thre end!

hiking
9 months ago

Great waterfall at the end. Good exercise.

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous, but be prepared for traffic and lots of off-leash dogs. Wildflowers are fantastic!

hiking
9 months ago

Wide, gentle trail most of the way up (plenty of kids on the trail), great falls, and pretty up and back.

hiking
9 months ago

Added to our list of favorite hikes in Colorado. This beautiful hike takes you on a pretty easy incline up through the lush forest partly alongside water on the way to a fantastic and powerful waterfall. The hike is framed by aspens and pines up to rocks that get lost in the fog it was awesome. The falls are absolutely incredible up close and boost you with a sense of rejuvenation, happiness, and appreciation of nature. Would DEFINITELY do this hike again. Got pretty busy on the trail later in the morning so go early to have the falls more to yourself. Wubalubadubdub!!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike. Not too challenging since the elevation gain is gradual over a distance. The waterfall and views at the end are SO worth it. Bring bug spray!

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