Mount Herman Trail

MODERATE 154 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
898 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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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15 days ago

fun quick day hike. fun drive to the trail head. about 8 cars can park near by. gets rocky and steep at a few points but over all isn't too hard. once at the top you can really go all over. found a little stash box with notebooks for people to sign, Which was cool. Cool veiws up top of pikes peak, the air force base, and the towns below.

16 days ago

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22 days ago

great hike with views to match. dog friendly

24 days ago

Some of the best views! I love this hike !

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30 days ago

Beautiful hike with awesome views of Pike's Peak. Trail gets lost a bit, just keep going up!

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1 month ago

Great hike with awesome views at the top.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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!

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2 months ago

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:
https://youtu.be/dK3swvz1ZKA

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2 months ago

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.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Not for the novice flatlander like myself, but I lived and the view was spectacular!!

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3 months ago