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

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.

7 days ago

Tourist spot, not a good place for a secluded nature hike. But it's very short and there are plenty of ponderosa pines to smell. Plus, the views at the top are pretty nice.

hiking
22 days ago

short hike, lots of stairs but a beautiful view. I suggest not going on weekend when it's crowded. actually it's better to go to Cheyenne Cañon on weekdays rather than weekends. gorgeous place to visit.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with a lot of stairs. Good for kids, but you may need to carry them some if they’re young. Great views from multiple points along the hike.

1 month ago

It was a very pretty and short hike. Lots of places to take pretty photos

hiking
2 months ago

lots of stairs but great views of the falls. Easy trail for families

3 months ago

Super easy hike. Lots of stairs, we came in January & the water fall was frozen. Looks like this hike would be better for the summer!

hiking
3 months ago

great view of the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

This was do-able for my husband and I and our 2 year son. We had a fairly easy hike up with him in a hiking kids backpack. Once we reached the top we let him run around and climb up little hill with small rocks. Coming down was a bit slippery so we went really slow. We would do it again!

3 months ago

Nice waterfall that’s really close to the parking area.

3 months ago

Stairs, stairs and more stairs.

hiking
3 months ago

Relatively short and very highly traveled. The big attraction is that it is just as neat as Helen Hunt Fall trail but FREE.

4 months ago

Under construction super short. Not worth getting out of the car.

4 months ago

nice easy trail with scenic views and waterfalls.

hiking
6 months ago

Usually pretty crowded on a weekend but still enjoyable. We bring all of our out-of-town guests to this spot because the falls are picturesque and it is an easy walk/hike. Would recommend arriving early because parking fills up.

hiking
6 months ago

You get a lot of bang for your buck on this hike. It's an excellent hike for beginners or complete novices. The parking lot is literally a few feet from the bottom of the main falls. From there hikers can choose to climb up the stone steps to the top of the main waterfall. This is the route outlined on the map.

From the top of the main waterfall, you have the option to hike to the upper falls (Silver Cascade). The trail is very clearly marked and beautifully maintained. There are several benches along the way for anyone new to hiking or just needing to catch their breath. The trail ends at the upper falls at a beautiful overview of the valley.

Like I said, not at all challenging, but certainly a great place to take people who may not be confident hikers.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike to take family members on when they’re visiting. Late spring and summer are great times to see Hummingbirds here and at the Starsmore Discovery Center (building at the bottom of the road to this trailhead).

7 months ago

Short and sweet and so beautiful!

7 months ago

Absolutely stunning. Easy intro to altitude changes. Easier hike, and the park is fun to just drive into as well. We went in the morning and there were not many people, it was perfect.

8 months ago

Super pretty

hiking
8 months ago

Just a pretty walk to the waterfall. No real hiking.

8 months ago

Short and your rewarded with spectacular views at the end.

hiking
9 months 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.

walking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

short uphill with great view point at top.

10 months 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.

10 months ago

The drive up there is beautiful. Lots of steps up to the waterfall.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun little trail managed well. Fall is at the base and it is easily identifiable and managed with a visitors center for water and trinkets.

11 months ago

Crowded amateurish spot for families that don't do real hikes.

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