Catamount Falls Trail

MODERATE 174 reviews
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Catamount Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1811 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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4 days ago

No joke about relentless uphill until the Garden of Eden. Gorgeous views & fun to watch the forest change to boulders & meadows!

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8 days ago

Beautiful hike, easy to follow once you get on the trail however it is hard to find the trail head. Download a map in advance to spare an hour and uphill climb through the neighborhood. I would say in some spots especially coming down this is a hard hike. You have to climb some smaller boulders while traversing the mountain.

9 days ago

A well-maintained, varied, and strangely ambiguously marked trail. I started at 8:30 this morning, a Sunday, and I was completely alone until the reservoir -- though I met easily 25 people on my way back. I would have been lost without Emma's directions below. To add a bit more detail: park at the bottom of Honda road by the stream and do the hot boring walk up Honda road (I had climbed the Incline the day before and I nearly turned back at this point, glad I didn't). At the top of Honda Road, you'll pass through a metal gate and then climb briefly to the creek and the start of the light blue trail. Follow the light blue dots up the slope; it takes awhile but the dry pine smells amazing. At the top of the climb, it momentarily becomes confusing: a sign points to the left to the "valley overlook" (one trail heads off to the left with aquamarine circle markers, a spur which takes no time at all and is gorgeous). To instead continue to the reservoir from the top of the ridge, follow the dirt path straight in front of you downhill into the brush. There you'll encounter that "Garden of Eden" sign where you have to take the trail to the right (unmarked). You'll travel along the creek then and it's quite flat, big boulders above you. At the end of the meadow the trail meets a wide, unmarked dirt road. To get to the reservoir, follow the road to the right; it's slightly uphill. What I didn't realize is that many cars pass this way (along a road that leaves to the south, not a possibility for making a loop hike) and the reservoir is a popular fishing spot, packed on a Sunday, with Pikes Peak ahead. Enjoy!!

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10 days ago

Nice trial although seemed a bit short, great lake and wild flowers. Good exercise.

10 days ago

Absolutely stunning hike. Follow the road up to the trail head. As other reviewers said, the beginning is definitely a little more challenging. The garden of eden area is beautiful and it's an easy stroll from there. Our pup enjoyed jumping in the stream to cool off. We hiked all the way to the north reservoir and back. It was Saturday and there were a fair amount of people on the trail, but it was still peaceful and enjoyable. Would absolutely do it again!

10 days ago

Went early Friday morning going up had the whole trail to myself and only saw a few people on the way back down! This trail surprised me with its beauty!

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10 days ago

If you go to the trail head that is at the end of Hondu Rd. It is extremely steep! Just a heads up! But that is the hardest part and the rest was a breeze! Awesome views & a nice hike! It's worth it all!!

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13 days ago

Amazing amazing trail! So worth it for the views! The beginning is a little rough but once you hit garden of eden it's easy! This is a must do! Loved it

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14 days ago

A gorgeous hike, I highly recommend this trail.

15 days ago

This was such a beautiful hike! However, very difficult to navigate! Park at the bottom of Hondu road and hike up that road until the very end, then reach a metal gate and continue up until you see the sign for the trailhead. Follow the blue stickers throughout the hike, and when you get to a small sign that reads 'Garden of Eden', stay right. This was the most beautiful part of the hike but it still is not over. Follow that trail until it ends at a road, follow this road straight for maybe about 15 min and it will lead you straight to the reservoir! It's hard to find, but definitely worth it.

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17 days ago

This is an incredible hike. We don't have photos but check out our video here: https://youtu.be/7tlYvMKbP6k

It is accurate when it says that it is moderate. The first half is difficult, but once you get to the "Garden of Eden" it is smooth sailing. A must due hike for those avid Colorado hikers. Note: You have to park down at the bottom of the road and walk up, but nevertheless totally worth it.

17 days ago