Seven Bridges Trail

MODERATE 1,039 reviews

Seven Bridges Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,033 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Take West Cheyenne road or West Cheyenne boulevard to the Starsmore Discovery Center entrance and then drive up toward Helen Hunt Falls. Once you pass the HH Falls visitor center keep going up until you get to the parking area. From there walk the Gold Camp road, past the gate, .7 miles until you hit the Seven Bridges trailhead.

backpacking
1 day ago

Great uphill hike. Used it for training (backpacking) for my dog and I. Uphill the entire way out, so downhill back. Rewarded w/ a beautiful aspen meadow at the top. Lots of creek access for water and ambiance. Really enjoyed it. 5.8 miles out and back.

hiking
6 days ago

I did this hike on the way to Kineo Mountain. Pretty easy hike with a lot of familes with small children and dogs. I highly suggest continuing on past the 7th bridge for a more secluded hike and more of a challenge as most people turn around. My dog of course loved all the water to play in and there are some great hammock and lunch spots in the trees along the river.

7 days ago

Nice trial, great views of water. When you get to the parking lot take the entrance on the left with a small gate and walk down till you see 622 on the right and go to the right.

walking
14 days ago

Wide trail, packed with visitors.

16 days ago

Fun hike

hiking
19 days ago

Me and my pup's first CO trail after driving up from TX the day before. The trail itself was not difficult, but we definitely felt the elevation! Ended up going past where the trail actually ended up to the top for some great views. The trail is pretty and well maintained, wonderful morning hike.

20 days ago

Great hike and you can keep going past the falls if you want a little more hiking. Look for the 622 marker to find the entrance to the trail and go early. The other reviews about being busy are accurate.

21 days ago

This hike is labeled moderate but it’s on the easier side of moderate. You walk along the stream on the whole walk and it’s relatively shaded. No signs labeled Seven Bridges, it’s actually Trail 622. At the Helen Hunt visitor center there are several outhouses but bring your own toilet paper. Earlier the better for parking.

21 days ago

Great hike & even better if you keep going past the seventh bridge to the upper views.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice, relatively easy hike. Good for an afternoon family hike. Initial portion, on forest road, isn't too appealing, but actual trail is nice. Trailhead isn't obvious; look for it at bend in the road.

22 days ago

Challenging but beautiful!

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail to do with our pup. Trail was easy to follow and bridges are all numbered. You get a lot of shade which was great on a sunny/hot day. Parking was a bit of a challenge but likely would’ve been better had we gotten there earlier.

hiking
29 days ago

Definitely a great trail although not my personal favorite. Thankfully I got there early and parking wasn’t an issue but by the time I came back down there were way too many people for my liking. I expected this however I’ve been wanting to see what the trail is all about. It’s wooded the whole way besides Gold Camp Road so not too many views but the waterfall throughout is awesome.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an awesome hike! Make sure you get there early! Parking gets tricky since this is a popular one! Definitely a moderate hike. We did it with our 10 and 7 year olds. They loved the waterfalls and creeks. Will DEF do again!

hiking
1 month ago

Had a lot of fun with our dog (kept her on leash). Went past the 7th bridge up a bit more towards Jones park but didn’t quite make it. Will definitely come again.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a moderate hike, I was a little out of shape when we went but it was a blast. We went at 6:30am and there was plenty of parking and it was a beautiful trail!

1 month ago

Guys, DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH SEVEN FALLS! For one, this is free. Also, I had much more fun here.
Keep going up the mountain/road after Helen Hunt falls and you will see a huge parking lot. Go west through the gated dirt road and then after 0.7 mi (according to GPS/Fitbit) you will see the 622 post. My husband and I had fun taking pictures at every bridge we hit. I really enjoyed this hike. From the parking lot to the end of bridge 7 and back, my Fitbit clocked 3.47 mi.
There seems to be paths everywhere, but remember the whole path is along the creek. If you think you’re getting too far away from the creek, you probably are.

hiking
1 month ago

make sure to get there early! also we had some trouble finding the signs haha but it overall was absolutely gorgeous and very nice.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful waterfalls.

1 month ago

Love the coolness of the trails through the forest. The bridges are pretty well maintained. The views are amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

I completed this hike during the week in mid August 2018. The trail had a few people on it. I had heard that it was often crowded on the weekends. I hiked well past the seventh bridge staying within site of the creek. After I hiked across several steep sandy parts void of trees, I was in the trees again. I could see what I thought was the summit. The weather rolled in, it started to rain so I turned around and headed out. I will return to this trail again.

hiking
1 month ago

Simple and straightforward hike. I would say it is very family friendly. Well shaded and cool with a creek flowing through. The area is extremely busy on the weekends.

hiking
1 month ago

My family (including my 2 year old) went on this hike on a Friday morning. We got to the parking lot around 8 and it wasn’t too busy. The walk along the road is about .5 mile, then you turn right at trail 622. It’s not well marked. After the road it is beautiful, shaded, and a little rocky. My son loved going over all the bridges. Great family hike! On our way back (around 10:30) it was pretty busy and the parking lot was full.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike for any skill level. Once you get to the trailhead, rest of the trail is pretty much shaded and cool. Few doggy poops and bags were spotted but not enough to ruin my day. There were no bugs, no bathroom and no hiking stick is required.

1 month ago

Really beautiful hike along the creek. Was gorgeous after a light snow the night before.
After the 7th bridge we continued up the trail-622-Seven Bridges to Jones Park. We encountered a large adult brown bear at the aspen grove on the trail. He was not aggressive, but interested in us.
We called the Colorado Park and Rec to report and they said he has been hanging around there for about a week and is deemed not aggressive. Make sure you have your bear spray and are aware of what to do in an encounter.
It was worth the adventure because the meadow was so pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

Used to love this trail until tourists and inexperienced transplants found it. No one respects this trail or their fellow hikers. Constantly running into people who refuse to leash their dogs or pick up after them, and parents with too many small children to keep track of or keep safe and mindful with cyclists and runners around. Definitely will only return to this trail in the winter when I don’t have to share it with hoards of disrespectful and clueless people.

1 month ago

Beautiful!

1 month ago

Tourists destroy this location in the summer... learn how to park in the top lot please, don’t litter, and use proper trail etiquette

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike, go early it gets crowded

2 months ago

My kids loved this hike - beautiful and shaded... there were lots of people at the parking lot, but never felt crowded except at the 7th bridge. My daughter Remy says - make your family do a different dance across each bridge for extra fun!

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