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
1 hour 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.

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muddy
16 days ago

22 days ago

Nice easy trail.

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Beautiful views along trail!

1 month 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.

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

1 month ago

easy, quick, heart pumping hike with nice views.

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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.

2 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
2 months ago

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

3 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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.

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snow
4 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
5 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

6 months ago

We love it. Very beautiful.

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

We came here with our dog in the beginning of September. The waterfall was mostly dried up at the top but it has nice views still. Easy and short hike, loose dirt in some areas which makes it a bit slippery in some areas. There is a creek at the bottom near the parking lot which provides some shade. The drive to here has narrow and winding roads up the mountain but we drove about 15-20 mph and no issues.

hiking
8 months ago

Helen Hunt Falls is directly off of the parking lot, so there's very little walking to do once you've arrived in order to see the waterfall. Parking is very limited. There is a staircase that will take you up and over the falls and leads to some different trails.

hiking
9 months ago

Short, easy, family-oriented hike. We found it by accident while driving on Gold Camp road. Will go back to do some of the other longer trails.

9 months ago

Short little hike. Quick elevation. Steps and gravel trail. Wide and easy to follow. Family friendly. Busy parking because of popularity. Zero water flow during droughts but still pretty.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike, very easy. Did it with my 63 year old parents who really loved the views. There are stairs and a hand railing for the majority of the hike

10 months ago

So many trails to pick from that all run into the main falls! My eldest son Lars in 2014 at 4 and 5 liked the activity/ information center and Trail maps freely given. Putting our shoes in The waterfalls were his favorite almost as much as lunch on top by the spring! Mt.Cuttler, Burton 3 mile trails, great for families!

10 months ago

We enjoy this hike a lot with our son who’s now 5 years old! Beautiful views and relaxing...

10 months ago

Fun hike, not too hard. My dog loved it. Absolutely gorgeous.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice short hike to a great overlook and waterfall. Head up to Gold Camp Road whole you are here.

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