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Jess Weaver Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily 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, running, nature trips, and horses 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: 1,971 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The trail follows No Name Creek, which flows year round and is supplemented by a diversion that brings water from the larger Grizzly Creek drainage into the No Name basin. The trail is well-defined and maintained but can be strenuous at times. Highlights include beautiful stream-side hiking, with frequent crossings from one bank to the other, and waterfall views.

hiking
over grown
23 hours ago

One of my new favorite trails! Along a river the whole time, but lots of overgrowth. Very shaded, gorgeous views. You can honestly stop about 3 miles in at the bridge on the water fall, the last .5 mile is nothing special.

bike touring
1 day ago

Great trail! But had to turn around because of a bear

hiking
6 days ago

Did this trail last September. It’s my Wife’s now favorite hike. Absolutely gorgeous stream almost the whole way, beautiful vegetation, bridge and waterfall. Will definitely be back.

hiking
muddy
over grown
8 days ago

The actual trail is 14.2 miles there and back. But if you go a little over 3 miles in there’s a bridge with a nice waterfall you can stop at! Past 3.5 miles it gets VERY overgrown. Look out for snakes !

hiking
9 days ago

This was a beautiful, shaded hike with a gradual incline for the first 2.5 miles(where I turned around). No Name creek flowed all along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail information listed here is not quite accurate. The trail is actually 7.6 miles one way. I went a little past where the GPS told me to go and turned around at a scenic view down the valley you climb up (at about 4.1 miles). I did this trail June 1st the river wasn’t overflowing onto the trail too bad and there were very few muddy spots. But because this trail follows the river it is really humid on a hot day and there are lots of flys and gnats that love your sticky sweaty face. Overall beautiful trail with gorgeous views of the river and old mining equipment in the beginning.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Around mile more is still early season, trees down, brush and patches of snow. It sure is pretty country, though.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Tail was fun and secluded for it being so close to Glenwood. I hiked this in May which meant the water was swift and the wildflowers were blooming. Doesn’t really have an end though which makes me feel incomplete. Get here early because there are only a few spots

hiking
1 month ago

Roaring stream is so beautiful it drowns out all worries. Flowers are just starting to bloom along the trail and are very pretty added touch to this somewhat strenuous trail. Views of high cliffs and rock formations on either side are gorgeous. Shade appreciated. Will do again and try to get to end.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Awesome trail! When you get to the parking area, the Forest Service hiking sign tells you that this trail is 6.7 miles one way. Mile 2 is very strenuous, but overall the trail is very moderate. Around mile 3, I encountered some snow, but not enough to climb through. I got up to approximately 3.5 miles where there is a nice bridge to go up the mountain to the end of the trail. Be mindful of bears around this time of year!!

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail that is nearly in summer conditions at this point. If you continue beyond the bridge, there is a rather faint set of switchbacks that will take you up to the ridge and connect to Grizzly Creek. It is strenuous, however, and will add about 1000ft elevation gain over the course of somewhere around 1/2 a mile or more. We just stumbled upon it so I don't have exact measures there.

hiking
2 months ago

May 3rd and trail is clear of snow sans a couple VERY small sections. I would recommend stopping at the bridge, maybe go 200 yards past to get a good view looking back at bridge. Don’t go further as views weren’t anything and I never found an actual stopping point. Parking is very small. Overflow parking is at No Name Rest Area. Wouldn’t park on side streets or adjacent to highway as signage was placed on people’s car when I arrived and someone was spraying “no parking” signs.

hiking
2 months ago

What a breath of early mountain summer! The butterflies, wild flowers, budding trees and the stream is roaring! What a gorgeous way to spend the day! Hike all the way to the bridge. You'll make a great memory along the way!

hiking
off trail
2 months ago

I love this trail! There are so many gorgeous butterflies and the waterfalls are stunning. There are lot of side trails so it’s easy to get lost, but overall awesome hike.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
4 months ago

As always, this is a beautiful trail, but definitely a little more tricky in the winter. I only made it about a mile in. The trail is still there, and you can definitely go further, but I would suggest high boots or winter clothing. As the trail went in further, I kept falling into the snow with each step. Eventually I collected enough snow in my boots that I turned around. Lol Just be prepared, and you can do it!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike! Did have to park in the “park and ride” by the interstate and walk to the trailhead bc they have very little parking. Definitely worth it tho. The creek makes the hike very cool!

hiking
7 months ago

Fall is probably the best time to hike this trail. So pretty. Hiking with the sounds of water was just too perfect. I spent too much time snapping photos. Definitely would do it again next year.

hiking
off trail
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Did this trail with a couple friends. The start is deceiving because you need to walk through private property to get to the trailhead. There also is no proper parking lot. Just a small area to park in-front of a private residence. The trail was stunning and we saw very few people. The fall colors are still beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

I cried like ten times. Literally feels like you’re in middle earth

hiking
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

Nice trail . Easy up and down!

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