Newlin Creek Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Newlin Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1614 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

Newlin Creek Trail is used primarily for hiking, but is also open to mountain bikes and horses. Primitive camping is available, but PLEASE be mindful of fire restrictions as this is a HIGH fire danger area. The trail is easy for approximately the first .5 miles, it becomes moderate after that. There are single track and loose stone areas. You will cross Newlin Creek multiple times so high water should be taken into consideration. This trail was formerly a logging road- although impossible to tell now! An old steam boiler, flywheel, and chimney are all that remain of a sawmill operation at the destination meadow.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful area and really nice hike, the creek was frozen in some areas.

Most of the trail had tree cover, sunscreen optional.

Recommend micro spikes or something similar due to the ice/snow on the trail.

Arrived at the trail-head on around 0900 and parking lot was empty.

A few primitive camping areas along the trail, mostly at the beginning and also near the steam engine.

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hiking
2 months ago

hiking the steam engine at the end is awesome

hiking
5 months ago

This is a nice walk among beautiful Forest, creeks, rock formations. It's listed as moderate, but if you were in average health you can make this walk.

6 months ago

beautiful scenery. steep incline at some points, but easily doable.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Very peaceful with lots of little waterfalls to enjoy. Only a few other people on the trail. The trail does get difficult to follow in a few places and a couple crossings were tricky from all of the rain. But overall an enjoyable hike, I will be going back for sure.

6 months ago

It was a total of 5.83 miles from trailhead to the sawmill and back for our hike. Very humid, moderate trail is a fitting description, hard at times. You cross the river many times on makeshift log bridges. Several cool rock formations, a couple caves, the sawmill is interesting.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a total of 5.83 miles from trailhead to the sawmill and back for our hike. Very humid, moderate trail is a fitting description, hard at times. You cross the river many times on makeshift log bridges. Several cool rock formations, a couple caves, the sawmill is interesting.

hiking
7 months ago

this is a great hike. lots of streams and little waterfalls. had a great time with my hiking buddy. definitely going back!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! Lots of water falls, creek crossings, and shade for hot days. Found some pretty epic house sized boulders covered in chalk marks, must be popular for climbers. The mill at the end is a little underwhelming, lots of overnight options though.

not much for overlooks if thats what your after

hiking
7 months ago

The first 1.5 miles of the hike is very enjoyable and rather scenic with large rock faces and 2-3 small water falls. The farther into the hike the more the trail narrows and is harder to ascend and follow, towards the end it just stops. The last 1.3 miles are rather difficult. You will cross the creek 18 times over logs and rocks if you do the entire trail. The first 1.5 miles is the more scenic part. But if you are hiking for pure exercise, the entire trail will be for you.

7 months ago

works good

horseback riding
7 months ago

What a beautiful area to see. We tried to ride our horses up the trail, but after fighting with my horse to cross the water 4 times and almost pulling a hind shoe off we turned and went back, fighting again to cross the creek. This trail could use some serious maintenance done to it and the road to get up there. Fallen and leaning trees made the main trail impassable in places. Maybe even some user friendly water crossings for all would be great. The scenery was really beautiful. I would classify this trail as intermediate to hard, no way is it easy even in the beginning.

8 months ago

Beautiful and technically challenging. You will be crossing the creek many times over logs. It is serene and isolated.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with clear path. Hiked this trail 1st in early June and waterfalls were flowing fast. Get there early as parking becomes an issue at trail head.

8 months ago

Pretty trail, could use some work on some of the creek crossings though.

9 months ago

Good times.

9 months ago

Total time round trip to the mill and back is approx 4-5 hours. There are 16 stream crossings each way (32 total). The water was high so everyone eventually got wet. We had 2 dogs and two kids and stopped for lunch. The mill is great. Try to find the chimney, it's marked with red tape.

hiking
9 months ago

5-6-17. My wife and I decided to take a hike and we sure chose a nice one. 81 degrees but felt like 65 in the canyon Seemed to be pretty busy. Passing people constantly
Not sure what people don't understand about ( keep your dog on a leash ) but maybe it's difficult for "some" to understand
Your dog may be the friendliest in the world but we don't know that when they come running up to us and your nowhere in sight. Very startling when not expecting it. Thank you so much for those who do keep there dogs on a leash. And for those who don't. Well _________________
Over all it was an excellent hike

9 months ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of fun with 16 crossings along the water. Beautiful area.

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