Jess Weaver Trail

MODERATE 112 reviews

Jess Weaver Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

From Rifle, go east on I-70 to No Name exit 119 (about 30 miles) Take the exit, turn left and continue .5 of a mile to the parking area and trailhead. The trail is also known as the No Name Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, warm, spring like day for this excellent hike. There was a little ice lower down and a foot or so of melting snow pack higher up but I didn't need to use any traction assistance today. Much of the incline is south facing so I had the sun on my back most of the way up. The only prints in the snow covered section were mine and various wild life though I passed a couple other people on their way up during my descent. If it gets any warmer than today the bears will wake early!

hiking
5 months ago

I wrote a post yesterday but I guess someone didn't want me saying the trail is 8 plus miles long one way.

hiking
5 months ago

Really liked this trail, much of which runs running alongside a broad, rapidly flowing stream with lots of small cascades. Primarily a singletrack trail, we had solitude and didn't see anyone else that morning until halfway back. Complaints about being overgrown seem overstated, though certainly there were places the brush was slightly overhanging the path. (I appreciated having long pants.) Elevation gain was a consistent, low incline throughout the hike and not problematic at any point. The waterfall at the end was not majestic like Hanging Lake, but was still a beautiful setting with rushing water.

6 months ago

It's amazing! So beautiful, so chill and so epic.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful scenery, many places to stop alongside the river and put your feet in the cold water. Good workout, and a way less crowded alternative to Hanging Lake (unless you like hiking with a herd of people). IMHO the views and river were just as pretty and more enjoyable in solitude.

hiking
7 months ago

Great view, not crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great waterfall river trail.
Parking completely sucks but there is a beautiful rest area at no name, but this trail is weird because there is a home at the start, but don't be fooled the trail goes passed the house. The river makes everything around it lush and green, easy to stay cool close to the river. Awesome camping spots. A consistent low incline but totally freak worth it.

8 months ago

Lovely trail along the river... though, quite overgrown in areas. We actually continued past the trails end as shown on the app. There is no sign marking the end of the trail. We went as far as a bridge over the waterfalls ... glad we did. Not sure, though where the trail actually ends.

hiking
8 months ago

Please if go and park at trail head be considerate only four cars there left no room for anyone else!! When left six fit good with two big trucks!! Not that bad hiking up from rest area except with two dogs and pavement really hot on way back

8 months ago

Awesome hike. Incredibly beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

This is a gorgeous scenic trail! The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because stretches of the trail are very overgrown. Closer to 1500ft elevation gain. Parking near the trailhead is sparse (room for 5-7 cars), had to park closer to I-70 and hike up to the trailhead.

hiking
8 months ago

So peaceful and beautiful! Easy hike! Everywhere you look and everything you hear is just breathtaking. A sweet free way to stimulate your love for life, the great outdoors, and creative juices!!❤

hiking
9 months ago

Beginning hiker. It took me a little over 4 hours to complete. Gorgeous views. Easy in places and steep and rocky in others.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. Fair amount of shade along trail. Pants recommended due to overgrowth on trail in some places.

9 months ago

Great trail, meanders along no name. A lot of vegetation and rewarding views throughout.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, fairly steep in places. Awesome views throughout the whole hike. Dog friendly. Parking is limited so get there early.

9 months ago

Steeper than I expected. Rocky. Took us about 31/2 hours. We stopped to enjoy the scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike even on a relatively hot day. First quarter mile on the road is a little steep but gets more gradual after that. Also a decent mix of shade and sun. Saw numerous butterflies and wildflowers.

9 months ago

This is a great hike! Not many people on the trail. Beautiful waterfalls, wildflowers and a ton of butterflies. Didn't see any wildlife. The trail is further than 5.4. We we turned around at mile 4 but it continued higher.

hiking
9 months ago

This hike was great. Wildflowers, butterflies, river scenery, great for dogs.

The only downside was the rough brush along the trail. We were worried about poisonous plants.

Overall very enjoyable. Would hike again.

hiking
10 months ago

We enjoyed following the river and all the butterflies. it was nice that it isn't a heavily used path.

walking
10 months ago

Great trail, cool and breezy by the river most of the beginning until you start to really elevate into the mountainside via switchbacks.

hiking
10 months ago

Really beautiful hike, good mix of shade and sun! Awesome waterfall!!

hiking
10 months ago

Really beautiful hike, good mix of shade and sun! Awesome waterfall!!

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

Nice easy hike along the river. A little steeper and more narrow of a trail as you head towards the bridge. Beautiful hike in May with lots of water from the Spring melt.

11 months ago

Very serene and scenic trail! Not a hard hike and no real destination but great views the whole time. Secluded trail, barely any people, narrow path with dense forest all around and the creek following the whole way. Perfect for a short walk after Hanging Lakes.

Monday, April 24, 2017

4/22/17 Great hike! No real destination but it's pretty the entire time. We ran into a bear cub on the trail near the water treatment building / dam at the beginning of the hike - held back for a bit and then made a bunch of noise as we made our way past where the cub was. We also saw some bear tracks on the dirt road coming in.

hiking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Great hike. Saw a cub cross at the bottom of the trail today - Saturday April 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

This was a quiet hike where I didn't see many people which can be nice some times. Not too strenuous.

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