Horsetooth Falls Loop Trail

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(350)
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Horsetooth Falls Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 580 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

fee

$9 fee to park and the machine will only accept Visa or Mastercard.

Arrived in the late afternoon right before the rains came in so although not shaded, the breeze felt nice, so many views just unobstructed and those waterfalls, magical. A deer and her baby were running around towards the end, this one was awesome!

hiking
8 days ago

Too many college students who have dogs and don't pick up their crap. very annoying but if you do it early you can beat the crowds.

Love the hike I recommend for sure Take lots of water..... THE VIEWS

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail. Heavy traffic

hiking
29 days ago

Went out just before noon. Much less people compared to Saturday. Probably about 2 family at the falls. Once I continued onto the spring creek trail to soderberg and horsetooth rock trail I was the only one. Great hike today.

hiking
fee
1 month ago

Had a great time and saw many amazing views. The falls were great and trail wasn’t too busy because we got there early in the morning. There is a $9 parking fee though but it’s well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great, short, easy hike. I enjoy the top of the falls over the bottom. Top is usually less packed and not as many children

Beautiful trail. Fairly busy today, but the backside after the falls was clear. this trail is considered moderate because there is a lot of ups and downs along the way. So the entire time you're climbing right until you're almost back to the cars. otherwise it's a fairly easy trail. Beautiful!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike today. Trail was a little wet, but the falls and pool were great with the snow from this week. Heavy traffic on the Spring Creek side but Soderberg was clear. Had four kids under eight and all did just fine. Great trail with impressive views and scenery considering how close to Fort Collins it is.

hiking
fee
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Slushy muddy snowy . Crampons helped immensely

This trail leaned more towards easy than moderate. Plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the scenery, especially at the top of the waterfall. Pretty heavily trafficked today, and overall great views.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
fee
2 months ago

hiking
fee
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Lovely day, lovely hike and lovely views! Parking lot was nearly full on a Tuesday afternoon; great to see so many people out enjoying Horsetooth Falls. The hike itself is easy and fairly well marked. We took a few wrong turns but quickly figured it out and retraced our steps. A bit muddy in a few areas but we were fine in sneakers. $9 parking and machine only accepts MasterCard/Visa.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

This trail was awesome! Starting with the waterfall gets most of the up hills out of the way if you like going downhill most of the second half. It was still pretty snowy/muddy but we did it in sneakers with no spikes and were fine. Spring is coming!

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

Awesome trail! Used spikes but plenty of people didn’t have them on. Saw a little fox!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Hiked on 2/9. Some fresh snow, but mostly packed, snowshoes not needed, I wore micro spikes. I planned to hike Soderberg, W, to horsetooth rock, but spring creek was closed at merger with Soderberg due to nesting. Nice very quiet hike as it was a cold snowy day

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Great moderate hike up to the falls. Frozen over but still very enjoyable! Great hike for visitors new to elevation.

Showing results 1 - 20 of 349