St. Mary's Falls Trail

moderate 987 reviews

St. Mary's Falls Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,397 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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
8 days ago

Entire trail was snow packed which ended up being a good thing so we did it without any spikes. Waterfall was frozen as well. Overall great hike. Definitely going to go back and do the mount Rosa one which is 3 miles further from the top of this one.

26 days ago

this is a beautiful trail, however I had my car window busted in and my wallet and laptop stolen out of it at the trailhead. definely don't leave valuables in the car cause there are clearly some shady lowlife dipshits around these parts

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28 days ago

Great trail ! Probably one of my favorites! Did it today with the dog and lady, beautiful views! 3.5 hours hike time, out and back!

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29 days ago

Nice trail easy to follow, many icy patches needing spikes not only going up but down also. Ran into one jogger going up and several hikers going down. I suspect it will be a busy trail in the spring/summer time. We were on the trail at 8:45 and took our time stopping for pics and dog play in the stream. Finished at noon. Overall would like to do again in summer but fear the crowds? Get there early to make sure you get parking as the dirt lot serves as a starting point for several area hikes.

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icy
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes! Beautiful and peaceful! Although frozen, the waterfall looked impressive. Can't wait to hike this trail again when the ice melts!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

recorded St. Mary's Falls Trail

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Amazing winter hike! Make sure you follow Gold Camp road starting on the back side (most north side) of the parking lot (like you’re going to Seven Bridges trailhead). I can’t wait to come back in the spring!

hiking
3 months ago

did the wrong hike. trail actually starts on far side of parking lot.

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icy
3 months ago

Really nice wintry hike! Started at 7am on Saturday morning and didn’t see anyone on the way up, and only a few people on the way back. It’s that annoying time of year when at some points in the trail you don’t need spikes, and other points you definitely do. There was a long icy section in the middle of this trail that I put mine on for. The falls were all iced/snowed over but some gorgeous views at the top! The trail is very narrow and it would be a nightmare in the summer if it’s as crowded as past reviews have indicated. I’d wait a few more weeks and go when it’s all truly iced so you can wear your spikes the whole time. It will be so pretty all covered in snow. Be very careful, there are a few super steep sections that will be precarious on the downhill even when it’s not icy!

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icy
3 months ago

The trail head is nice then on the way up it’s a bit icy!

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike! Perfect distance for a day hike, great spots along the way to stop and enjoy the sound of the falls/flowing creek. Lots of nice shade along the trail, great view of Colorado Springs from the falls. Would do this hike again! Be aware parking is limited-- we lucked out and snagged a spot!

hiking
4 months ago

Gets harder and steeper as you get closer to the falls

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rocky
5 months ago

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