Helen Hunt Falls Trail

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Helen Hunt Falls Trail is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.1 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This is well populated hiking location with a visitor's center open in the summer months. You can view the falls from the road so it's easy to bring children or those who may have trouble hiking. There is a steep hiking trail wraps along the creek to a look out point above the falls. Helen Hunt Falls named after Helen Hunt Jackson, author and social activist in the late 19th century marks the abrupt descent of Cheyenne Creek where North Cheyenne Canyon Rd merges with Gold Camp Rd. The hike takes you up beside the face of the falls, then back around to another creek and a promontory from which you can view the entire valley.

hiking
13 days ago

This is a really short hike to a pretty waterfall. There are pull offs on the road on the way up that are neat to check out the creek. The drive up to the parking lot is beautiful with a nice paved and steep sloped road.

hiking
15 days ago

Short hike, pretty view.

hiking
24 days ago

short and easy, small waterfall around starting point and decent view from top

hiking
28 days ago

This is a very pretty, easy, short hike. It's a great one to start if you plan to do more hiking in this area.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Beautiful views. Dog friendly. I just felt like there were lots of flies out there. (Or maybe I need to shower more often). I will go back to do More hiking in the area. Pack a lunch and bring the kids. Great family fun

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed this quick little hike with our 9 year old son. Perfect for families! You can take sandwiches and have lunch up top. Beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful! We completed the Seven Bridges first and then came to Helen Hunt. My family and I put this area at the top of our favorites list!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy, family friendly trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little stepped path up the falls. Keep going at the top to get to Silver Cascades trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little gem right next to the road. Tried hiking further but a sudden thunderstorm with very close lightening caused us to turn back. Beautiful falls.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice easy trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy with beautiful views! Railings most of the way. I could bring my elderly parents here.

3 months ago

Beautiful views along trail!

3 months ago

not many miles; when you think you are done there is more stairs. once at the lookout at the top if you climb the big rocks across the creek and keep going up it's a beautiful beautiful spot. benches along the way for pit spots if needed.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful view, short walk but its all up hill steps.

3 months ago

easy, quick, heart pumping hike with nice views.

hiking
3 months ago

Wear good shoes, the gravel can be slippery coming down. Decent hike with the elevation increase and stairs. Beautiful views. Mostly kid friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike, easy trail with some stairs and a picturesque view from the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Lived here for almost 20 years and this is the first time hiking these falls. Short but great stair/elevation change exercise. Pretty but short. Went here because seven bridges was way too crowded.

4 months ago

Super easy you pretty much drive straight up to the falls and then walk up some stairs to get on the bridge

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail but be aware during snow months it can be extremely icy!

4 months ago

here's a quick disclaimer, if it's snowy or very cold, it's difficult because it is icy! beautiful trail however.

hiking
5 months ago

Great for a quick little trip for visitors in town who want to see nature but aren’t hikers

hiking
5 months ago

I hiked this trail in October and wasn't too pleased. It's rather short and the river was low but other than that it was still a fun hike.

hiking
snow
6 months ago

Feb2019. Gorgeous frozen falls. The trash was disappointing, but expected with a place that is too easy to reach by the masses.

Beautiful shirt trail!

hiking
7 months ago

According to the trail signs it was actually .3 miles one way. The waterfall was iced over and trail very slick. Beautiful views tho

8 months ago

We love it. Very beautiful.

9 months ago

nice and easy, you can bring the dog. Beautiful, easy.

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