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Silver Cascade Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked 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.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 298 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

Washed out

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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.

Helen Hunt Falls visitor center 719-633-5701 Open in summer only

Take the Nevada Exit off of I-25 on the South side of Colorado Springs. Follow Nevada south a few blocks to Cheyenne Blvd. Turn West on Cheyenne Blvd. Continue on this road until you reach a fork in the road with a sign for Helen Hunt falls to the right and Seven Falls to the left. This will take you into Cheyenne Canyon. Follow this curvy road until you get to the vistors station at a large switchback in the road. Park here.

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James S
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Perry Steines
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Not real a hike just a tourist thing.

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Christopher Winter
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Gorgeous hike, but too many people, too many kids, and I was one of about 5 people I saw wearing a mask. Follows a beautiful creek and ends at a waterfall so still a pretty enjoyable hike

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Tim Lewis
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A very easy hike surrounded by beautiful views. Lots of stairs and loose gravel. I watched two people slip and fall. Wear good shoes!

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Classified Noneoffyourbusiness
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nicholaskorbel .
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Kory Horn
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so many people, I'm not sure why this one is so popular when there's so many better options right up the road. I'm not sure I would recommend this one, you'll spend more time looking for parking than hiking.

Mia Meezy
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Great little trail, you climb rather quickly and it's a bit strenuous to the top but overall pretty easy

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Sarah G.
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stopped here after doing May's peak to see the falls with my two dogs. very crowded with a lot of narrow areas so wasnt the best with the pooches in tow. the views were fairly nice and the hike is easy and relaxing. unfortunately I was waiting for a while for a bunch of groups to come up a narrow set of stairs and right as i finally started to descend a man with a large Shepard decides to ascend at the same time... I back up and wait for him to cross and he let's his shepherd get in my dogs' face and there was some reactivity. not a great way to end a walk. I try to use courtesy and be polite on trails i just wish others would do the same. not a walk I'd ever do again but its nice to see the falls.

Jessica Bradley
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Absolutely amazing!!!

Kelsey Moore
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Quick easy trail with beautiful views of a waterfall.

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Bethenie Glamm
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The trail was very slick on the way back down!! There was lots of gravel making it hard to get traction.

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Jeff Hall
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Nice, easy trail good for all ages. The trail was in good shape and our 6 and 8 year old kids handled it well. Lots of fun and recommended.

Jen A
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Really nice hike that begins at the top of the Helen Hunt falls. Stepped and has railings. Absolutely beautiful at the top! There are some benches at the top with a viewing area. You can start in the parking lot, go to top of the Silver Cascades trail, and be back down in 20-30 min.

Kookie Thompson
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Short trail. I've been hiking it since I was a little kid

Dennis Walls
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Me Fred and Eli. Hike follows the river up. After the end of Helen Hunt trail go up rocks and connect to another longer trail. Good place for hammocks

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Bri Alvarez
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First bit you are walking up stairs as it’s the path that leads further from Helen hunt falls good views

Amber Callen-Ward
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Emily S
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Short trail, mostly covered by stairs. There are some decent views up at the top with scenic viewpoints. There was little water when I was there, so there wasn't much action from the cascades.

Ashley Dudley-Tackett
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Fun little hike! Wasn’t expecting the stairs, so keep that in mind, it is a very man developed trail and there are a lot of steps, some are slippery because of gravel. Brought my 2 & 4 YOs and my 12 YO dog, and they loved it, we made it all the way to the top! We had a blast sliding down the “slippery” rocks at the top and enjoying the beautiful views!

Brandon Adams
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Great views, close proximity to information post.

Erin Perez
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Kids loved it- twin 6 year old girls and 11 year old boy! Perfect for our fam!

Macey Danker
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Good tourist trail. Gets better and more adventurous with steep trail, rock, and gravel if you continue past the ending where the stream begins to thicken and people begin to sit on the rocks. Have to be careful going past that part though as the gravel is very loose, going down especially. Worth it for the views if not doing any other trails in the area. My biggest complaint is that there is no big sign saying don’t drink the water due to giardia. We didn’t see the small notice on the chalkboard windows of the visitor center until after the hike and after our dog had refreshed herself with spring water. Now she has diarrhea :(

neafyios .
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It's just an okay hike/trail - I mean the first 10 seconds into the trail you're already at the waterfall lol - after that it's about a 0.5 miles hike straight upwards a bunch of stairs to get to the top viewpoint (which I think is worth it but could be better). You minus well do the whole thing while you're there. Not great/not bad but a good way to end the day after completing two other trails before this one.

Trevor Trails
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The rating on this trail has been adjusted to easy. When comparing the rating of other moderates in the area, a .7 nicely built tourist trail doesnt compare to the 8+ mile round trip trails up mountains with cliff edge rocky paths. I am not putting down this BEAUTIFUL 5 star trail, however, I just wanted to adjust the difficulty level to keep it consistent with the Colorado Springs area.

John Carl
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A nice place to go for a walk.. not a long walk.. but a good walk up the steps and down them.

Nicole Browning
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I love that this is near water. It was peaceful and close by!

Sirena Boardman
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there's a lookout with a rock wall where they have park benches to enjoy the view. During the winter months you can see people ice climbing up the falls.

Chris Biggs
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Sam Hampton
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A good warm-up for more experienced hikers, or a good first hike for beginners. During warmer months, and especially weekends, the lower portion (Helen Hunt falls) can get fairly crowded.

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