Helen Hunt Falls Trail

EASY 155 reviews

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
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.

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1 day ago

Short and your rewarded with spectacular views at the end.

5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Brought some out of towners and it was a great intro to altitude for them. Pretty easy hike to the top with pretty views.

hiking
10 days ago

walking
10 days ago

You just park and walk up to it. It's very pretty but there are a lot of people.

15 days ago

I loved this short trail! Beautiful waterfalls and it smelled like Christmas :)

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1 month ago

short uphill with great view point at top.

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hiking
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1 month ago

We chose this trail because it was close to the house and allows leashed dogs. I suppose I should have done more research, but we were not expecting it to be so crowded. It was a Sunday, and we only made it about 2 miles, but we were literally passing people with kids and dogs every few feet. We prefer quiet hikes, and our dog is quite old, so this trail was not for us. The waterfall wasn't anything special, but the views toward the top were beautiful.

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