Mount Herman Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Monument, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Monument Colorado's Topological Highpoint Monument, CO, is about 10 miles north of Colorado Springs, straddling I-25 today as it straddled the Rio Grande Railroad when it was founded in 1872. As Pike's Peak dominates the skyline west of Colorado Springs, Mt Herman rises majestically from the plain on which Monument rests. For those who like their mountains accessible and their hikes manageable, even by out of town visitors, Mt Herman is the place to go. The trek described here is about 2 miles round trip, during which the hiker will gain and lose about 1000 feet in elevation. The top of the mountain, from which Pike's Peak is visible to the southwest and Kansas City to the east (on a very clear day!), is only about 9100 feet high; so there is enough oxygen to enjoy the time one spends contemplating whichever scene is most captivating.
Great hike with awesome views at the top.
A beautiful and enjoyable climb. A good combo of challenge and agility, mixed with beautiful views. So worth the drive and the hike. I met some amazing people up here as well - The Willborn family.
Very neat to have a sign in notebook as well. That's always a good motivator for me. I will be sure to undertake this hike again when I am in Colorado Springs next.
See you again you beautiful mountains!
Awesome trail and well worth the hike. Towards the top the trail kinda gets lost, but some people put rocks leading to the top (as I did the same). Overall beautiful hike & if you want to see the hike before hand check out my video I made:
This was a quick and easy hike with a high pay off for views- forest, boulders, small meadow and creek, view of pikes peak, then city view atop Mt Herman.
Not for the novice flatlander like myself, but I lived and the view was spectacular!!
Decent trail. Parking is very limited at trailhead (5-6 cars) Trail is clear at first, then gets kind of unmarked, then clear again, and then towards the end it gets unclear somewhat. But not too difficult to stay on the trail as there were stacked rocks marking the way. Thanks to whoever did that. Steep rock incline at the end - watch your footing! View from the top was spectacular!
A very beautiful trail with awesome views! Not a lot of incline, but a fantastic trail when you're looking for something a little easier!
Despite struggling with this hike on my first try, I'm giving it 5 stars. It was definitely it easy for a hiker new to the altitude. But it has amazing views and it felt great when you finally get to the top. I think that the snow/ice made it more difficult so I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like in the spring.