Silver Cascade Falls Trail

EASY 30 reviews

Silver Cascade Falls Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

washed out

Short hike in Cheyenne Canyon to some interesting falls. Take the trail that leads up above Helen Hunt Falls. Continue up the hillside on this trail as it does a couple of switchbacks. Cross a small bridge near the end and head out to the overlook surrounded by a rock wall. These falls are beautiful when flowing strong, but dry up quickly to a trickle.

hiking
8 days ago

17 days ago

view wasn't a great as I had hoped, and it's the same trail at Helen Hunt Falls. was easy, mostly stairs.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Short trek to the top above Helen Hunt falls. Busy but beautiful. Parking is hard to find any time of day, mostly due to folks stopping to see the falls at the base of the hike. A lot of stairs to the top. Not all that easy on the way up. Trail is not labeled.

hiking
1 month ago

Performed a modified hike that included this trail on 28 March 2015. Nice hike up to the top and the water was flowing at a pretty good rate with since the snow was melting higher up. I would definitely classify this as a more Intermediate to difficult trail due to the steep incline.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

No signs. Presumably this is the Helen Hunt falls trail. Very crowded and steep incline with steps, not safe for toddlers. A 12 year old girl almost died in late 2016 after a 75 ft fall! Not easy. Hopefully you don't get lost since there is no actual sign of this trail anywhere. I've done many Colorado hikes and this was the worst - a total disappointment for Mother's Day. Go on a real hike and not a tourist trap.

3 months ago

Great Trail! First hike that we took our 5 year old on and it was perfect in distance and difficulty level. Awesome views!

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice little walk and my son and dogs loved it

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

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11 months ago

Love this little trail.

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Short, family hike. Lots of kiddos on this trail. Crowded. Stairs and resting spots make it even easier for the little hikers. Pretty views.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

This hike was a lot of fun. The stairs made it easy to climb and benches along the way are great for enjoying the view or resting.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Easy climb with lots of people around. Scrambling on the rocks above the falls added more challenge and less people.