Newlin Creek Trail

MODERATE 97 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
1 day ago

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

hiking
13 days 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
13 days 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.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

20 days ago

works good

horseback riding
22 days 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.

28 days ago

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

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

Good times.

2 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 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

2 months ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
3 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.