St. Mary's Falls Trail

MODERATE 292 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
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

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
7 minutes ago

Nice out and back hike with gradual climb up to falls that gets a little steeper in last mile up to the falls. Some nice views and falls is worth the visit. Go early though especially on weekends to avoid crowds and heat.

hiking
1 day ago

A great hike to a beautiful falls. Amazing views! Will definitely hike this again!

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2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Really pretty hike and the water is crystal clear!

hiking
5 days ago

Fun trail to tackle with my 14, 12, and 8 year old kids. Go early to avoid heat and crowds.

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6 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

My husband and I tackled this hike and it was awesome!

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11 days ago

Great hike when you find the trail. After the visitors center a couple miles in there is a large dirt lot. Park there and walk through the locked gate at the back of the lot. You'll pass across a couple other trails. Go over the collapsed tunnel and the trail takes off to the left just as you get over the closed tunnel. Parking lot was packed but the trail had light traffic. Great views of the city below and the falls are worth the last push to the top.

hiking
14 days ago

different than some of the others since it goes in to the forests of the mountains, has great mountain views on the 2nd half and a beautiful waterfall definitely a rewarding hike

15 days ago

Nice little hike. My gps said a little over 1700 foot gain, 1600 of that in miles 2 and 3. Well worth it, an early afternoon thunderstorm came rolling in to cut the stay short. I want to continue up to Mt. Rosa here shortly.

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hiking
16 days ago

A wonderful hike for someone's first hike but a bit lengthy