Newlin Creek Trail

MODERATE 87 reviews

Newlin Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Florence, Colorado that features a river 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
1735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

views

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
12 days 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.

24 days ago

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

1 month ago

Good times.

1 month 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
1 month 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

1 month ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The best trail in the wet mountains so for greenery and for a relaxing hike in a good size canyon. Lots of waterfalls and stream crossings.

2 months ago

Great trail that crosses a creek multiple times. Great for our dogs to stay cool.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful. plan on a day. lots to see.

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hiking
3 months ago

Great trail and would hike this again. Weather was beautiful. Trail is marked at the trailhead, but no other markings along the way, but well traveled so it wasn't hard to know which way to go. Hike was 5.8 miles from car to abandoned saw mill and back to car, not 7 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, really enjoyable! Round trip 7 miles. Looking forward to hiking this one again! ❤️