MacGregor Falls Trail

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MacGregor Falls Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Easy, but not just a walk. Great views of surrounding mountains, wildlife, and the falls. Saw elk, mule deer, and wild turkey. The cross trail from Black Canyon Trail to MacGregor Trail is NOT marked. I ended up going past a little, followed map back to spot... there is a signpost at the intersection shown on the map referencing the clearly visible turn to ‘Pear’ climbing area and also possible, very faint evidence of a social trail where the trail is supposed to be. I crossed there... it felt more like crossing a field, but it quickly connected to MacGregor Trail (starts out as dirt road which leads to additional trail to the falls).

3 months ago

this one of my first backpacking hikes and I enjoyed it.

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9 months ago

Nice hike! A bit challenging towards the end, you have to scramble a bit where the trail has been washed out but it's not too bad.

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9 months ago

9 months ago

This was a pleasant hike....views out to Longs Peak and Meeker were great. It was fun to see all of the rock formations. Wildflowers were just starting to peak. The falls were running all along the creek- river flow had peaked. Trail toward the actual falls was tricky with the flood damage....overall worthwhile!

hiking
11 months ago

Nicely maintained trail. The best vistas are at the beginning of the trail. Did this at the end of April and the Black Canyon Creek was barely flowing. Kind of odd, possible early/late snow melt? I noticed on someone else's track that they made the same mistake I did. Where the Y split is on the track isn't quite clear where the trail splits off. It's a junction of a road and a trail. Naturally you assume that the trail is the way to go, but no, it's the road you want to follow. It changes back into a trail about a 1/4 mile up. For best water flow I imagine you have to do this later, like mid May maybe. This trail is in Rocky Mountain National Park

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