Maxwell Falls Lower Trail

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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Evergreen, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

This candy wrapper style loop trail will take you past 2 small waterfalls and Upper Maxwell Falls if you do the whole loop. This forested trail has two trail head options with a loop in the middle. This information is from the lower trail head parking lot. From the lower trailhead the distance to Upper Maxwell Falls is about 2 miles. From the lower trailhead after crossing the foot bridge stay to the left and follow the signs and the river upwards to go directly to Upper Maxwell Falls or go right to go up Cliff Loop Trail which will meet back with Maxwell Falls trail just above the falls. If you take Maxwell Falls trail first the falls will be two miles up on the left and down. Just listen for the water getting louder and keep an eye out. It's a bit hidden. You can turn back from here or continue past the falls a short way to find the Cliff Loop Trail on the right. This will take you back around to the foot bridge. Or you can go the opposite way, taking Cliff Loop Trail from the foot bridge and coming back down Maxwell Falls Trail. You will see one very small falls a bit lower on Maxwell Falls Trail and another on Cliff Trail near the foot bridge.

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Fun little trail with hardly any people.

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Nice, easy trail. Didn’t cross paths with anyone else since its later in the season and a week day. Water running alongside the great majority of the trail makes for a nice peaceful, leisurely hike.

Great hike! Beautiful pine forest.

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Lovely trail and the waterfalls were gorgeous! The breeze coming off of the waterfalls were amazing.

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Very secluded..loved it!

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