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.
dogs on leash
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.
Nice, easy trail. Lots of stairs and gravel but it was clear of snow and ice. Beautiful falls. We did this with two elementary aged kids and they both did great!
This was a spur of the moment hike for us! We decided to tackle this trail after we had finished the Middle and Upper Columbine Trails!
There was still some snow on the shaded parts of the falls but not on the steps where you actually hike. It was a good little addition to our day hike!
Awesome! perfect short spring or summer hike to take with small children!
A short hike good for all ages and skill levels. wonderful views and great for introducing new hikers to the mountain experience. also a little piece of history to can teach your little ones before the PS and Xbox keeps them in their rooms all day.
Great trail! Awesome views.
due to lack of sunlight, this trail gets pretty icy in the winter. easy and pretty hike. there is a massive amount of people here in the summer, so most locals steer clear of this place during tourist season. all around good one
Very pretty. Was half frozen over and was great to show my kids. Only hiked a few stairs up to the bridge and had to turn around. Had my 10, 6 and 4 year olds with me and the stairs were frozen and icy. Will be back when it's warmer and a little less nerve wrecking with kids! No regrets on the visit though
Quick easy hike with some good views!
Surprisingly easy trail with a really rewarding overlook. Neat in the deep winter but I'd recommend at least microspikes.
Moderate difficulty but short length. In town. Good novice trail or when introducing friends to hiking.