Helen Hunt Falls Trail

EASY 189 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
9 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.

10 days ago

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

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nice easy trail with scenic views and waterfalls.

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1 month 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.

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2 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.

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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).

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