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, nature trips, 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.

Length6.3 miElevation gain1397 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsForestViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeMuddyRockySnow
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Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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.

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Shelby Walter
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Jace Bennett
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Zack Lee
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Timothy Donlan
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HikingGreat!

Nice hike, very windy. The waterfall is frozen solid.

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Emily Uren
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nuts

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Brittany Vaughn
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Graffiti on rocks throughout the trail and at the falls. Passed probably 30 people, only one of which had a mask. Seems like a popular place for local kids to hang out. Also a decent amount of dog poop in the middle of the trail. Not great.

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Leslie James
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I love this trail! Made it up about 5 miles and didn’t realize the summit of Mt Rosa was still another approx. 3 miles so I had to turn around. Beautiful views, great workout up steep and rocky sections, so quiet!

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Nae Ne
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Great hike there today. There are some part of the trail are icy but not a big deal. Just hike careful. I hiked with no spike or hiking poles. So, hiking shoes are fine to hike.

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Bill Berenz
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HikingSnow

Beautiful day for hiking this peaceful, snowy trail. First 1.4 miles is flat and easy, remainder a bit more difficult but moderate. Nano spikes were helpful.

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Jamie Truesdale
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HikingIcy

Was beautiful! The fresh snow made it easier to walk, however it was a bit slippery on the way down. The falls were completely frozen and covered by fresh snow so it was a bit of a bummer to not see the falls at all. Otherwise, gorgeous trail. I went at about 10am and there was hardly anyone out and the. On my way back about 1ish I noticed a lot more people coming, some in larger groups

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Madeline Heinen
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really icy bring spikes but definitely worth the climb up

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D Vlad
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HikingIcySnow

Nice hike in a great park. A lot of snowpack and ice. Had spikes, but didn’t use them...probably should have in places. Pretty busy and got busier as the day went on.

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D Vlad
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HikingIcySnow

First time hiking this trail despite visiting this park many times (usually mountain biking). Very icy much of the trail, had spikes but never used them. Relatively busy and seemed to get busier as the day went on. Would suggest using spikes toward the end if you have them.

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Dan Schinleber
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Mark Adams
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Will Kauffman
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had so much fun hiking with my son. When you get to the falls the trail is covered with ice. My son and I were able to figure out a way to get around that and went up higher toward the monument to the person who fell and died. Be very careful as you navigate up past the ice covered trail. good hike. may return next week with some repelling gear. to repell down the falls

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Maddie Blaty
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Awesome hike, not too hard and just enough elevation to get your heart going. Went on a Thursday morning starting around 8am and didn’t see a single person on the way up and maybe 4-5 groups on the way down.

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Tom Cucchi
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Nice trail. Easy at first then it picks up last 2 miles or so. Not very crowded on a Wednesday morning. Great scenery throughout.

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Ashley Truman
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From the parking lot to the falls and back was 7 miles total for us. I would rate it as moderate through most of the inclines, but the one right before the falls was tough. The water is completely frozen right now, so you can only walk so far to it once you get to the end-it looks cool though. Take the big gravel trail like you’re heading to 7 bridges trail, and keep going. You’ll get to the tunnel that is blocked off and the trail is right there. There will also be a sign once you get to the first lookout area. There was a ton of loose gravel and it was VERY slippery near the falls-so be careful! We did the hike in a little under 3 hours.

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Marcia Berg
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