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Mount Herman Trail

MODERATE 459 reviews
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Mount Herman Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily 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.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 895 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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kid friendly

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mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

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scramble

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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.

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icy
snow
8 days ago

The bottom is super hard packed snow / ice... Beware If you can get past that it's great

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icy
muddy
snow
12 days ago

Hiked 1/5/2020. Road is a little rough. Trail was extremely slick in spots and covered in packed snow making it much more difficult than it should have been. Spikes are highly recommended. My wife and I slipped and fell multiple times. The views at the top are great though!

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rocky
snow
16 days ago

great hike to start new year

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Easy hike. Good trails that are heavily used.

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muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hard to get to the top the trail is not very obvious. Little confusing make sure your phone is charged all the way or you will get lost. Also the road up was pretty bumpy so if you don’t have good tires or a high clearance vehicle I wouldn’t risk it

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

This was a tough trail with three young kids but doable. Challenging but good. We went on a hot and sunny day but the trail was beautiful and provided tons of shade. Highly recommended!!!

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rocky
3 months ago

Short hike but it’s a good workout! Trail is mostly in woods and shaded until you summit and then there’s a pretty view over the city. Closer to the top it’s hard to tell where the trail is. The dirt road getting to trail is rough and rocky.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy, lots of open walking space, no defining view, the entire thing is gorgeous, lots of shade

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rocky
washed out
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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bugs
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Road is a little rough to the trailhead. Rocks and dips, just take it slow and you shouldn’t have a problem. Trail starts to the right of parking area. Steep hike for the first bit, evens out to a nice easy hike till the end with some more rocks. 2.1 miles total and not too bad. Good workout for a fairly short hike. Don’t forget to bring water if you bring your dog, not a super easy hike for them.

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scramble
4 months ago

Rough road getting there. Pretty steep with loose gravel at bottom of trail followed by pretty easy trekking through a meadow with wild flowers. Then it gets steep again with larger rocks you have to negotiate. Views are awesome at top. Be sure and check out views to the west, not just the east.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with just the right amount of challenge for most. A bit of a drive up Mt Herman Road to climb Mt Herman is reasonable. Nicely shaded by trees. Highway / city sounds blocked out by mountain. A bit more challenging then Mount Cutler over in Cheyenne Canon.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a wonderful, moderate to advanced hike. It has amazing views. So beautiful; a very rewarding hike

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rocky
5 months ago

This is a moderate uphill trail with steep grade at the beginning and end. In between is a lovely and level walk through shaded areas and alpine meadows. The last .1 mile is a rocky climb, topping out at a spectacular view atop sheer cliffs. Easily accomplished in less than an hour wearing trail running shoes.

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