St. Mary's Falls Trail

MODERATE 464 reviews

St. Mary's Falls Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1397 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

Directions from Colorado Springs: ACCESS: 1. From Colorado Springs, take either 26th St. or Cheyenne Road to North Cheyenne Canyon Road to Gold Camp Road. About 1 mile past the locked gate at the intersection of North Cheyenne Canyon Road,Gold Camp Road andHigh Drive is the trailhead.

hiking
14 days ago

I was confused about whether the trail itself was 6 miles or whether it was 6 miles round trip from the parking lot (you walk for quite a ways on a dirt road before getting to the actual trail). Now, having done the hike, I can confirm that it's the latter. Hope this helps anyone else who is wondering!

26 days ago

Nice moderate trail. The view at the end is much better in the summer time I’m sure (the waterfall was frozen solid). Looking forward to doing it again!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Only wish it had been marked better since there are lots of different trails fanning off of what we thought was the main trail; only to find out we took a tougher climb sticking by the stream. Never made it to the Falls because of time. Will try again and be more observant looking for trail markers.

hiking
2 months ago

Went 2 days ago. The trail had 2 inches of snow. The falls were completely frozen. Not worth the climb to the top. It’s still pretty until you get to the stream though! I wish I would’ve turned back after I got to the stream.

2 months ago

Great hike with dogs

hiking
3 months ago

Long, steep, difficult. The falls and steps are frozen at the top, but there is always access to water for dogs!

3 months ago

They need to mark the last trail better. There were at least 4 couples who missed that last right turn.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent outing. Good hike. Really enjoyed walking along the brook. The falls were pretty and not difficult to find if you follow the signs. Mileage feels longer than it is, but seems to be pretty accurate.

3 months ago

Love this hike. If you like hiking by streams, this is a wonderful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with good view, last .3miles is the hardest part. Not the best signage but definitely not the worst

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike. The first mile and a half is basically a gravel road. The hike gets more challenginq after that. Beautiful scenery.

4 months ago

Challenging hike, beautiful terrain and view of Colorado Springs as you gain elevation. Take water and wear good shoes for the loose trail surface in many places

4 months ago

My fiance, dog and I have recently began hiking and found this to be well worth the effort. We were able to find parking despite it being a beautiful and busy weekend (we went Saturday 10-14) and were greeted by friendly hikers (both locals and tourists) who offered tips along the way. The hike starts off fairly level and easy and progressively got more challenging which made for a fun hike. I would suggest wearing layers as it gets fairly chilly at the falls.

4 months ago

Very nice hike about 6 miles round trip, hard to find the hidden falls, but its there, just fallow last sing 0,2 miles way to the top!!!

4 months ago

Did this with my son on my back. easy until the end. Then it sucks!
plan to keep going up one day

4 months ago

Already been said a few times but make sure you continue up the switchback to the top of the trail! You’ll see a sign which says the falls are 0.2 miles ahead.

4 months ago

Almost to the top... almost to the top.... almos

hiking
4 months ago

Fun, easy, scenic hike! Beautiful waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

Very busy and a very wide trail for the first 1.5 miles with dirt bikes, mountain bikes, dogs etc. After that it turns into a great hiking trail with great views and great scenery! Parking was limited as well. Worth your time!

hiking
4 months ago

Great Trail. Lot's of cool rock formations and a beautiful view of the canyon. The water in the falls was flowing strong in early October. A little difficult to find the trailhead.

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