Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Colorado Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One waterfall right when you pull up. This is the biggest of them all! You can hike to the top where there is multiple scenic stops to take a break. Beautiful overlook at the top with a small waterfall. We were here in July!

hiking
2 days ago

Very cool cabin!

Easy hike, go early it gets crowded

My kids loved this hike - beautiful and shaded... there were lots of people at the parking lot, but never felt crowded except at the 7th bridge. My daughter Remy says - make your family do a different dance across each bridge for extra fun!

Always a fun hike, kid friendly. Less foot traffic and better parking in the weekdays.

Really nice trail once you get to it at marker 622. Would be really nice if there were trail markers with the actual names of the trails. Also it is a pet on leash trail which not many folks observe. Plenty of places to take a break along the trail. Places where the trail has rocks to get over but not to difficult.

The driving up the mountain is beautiful. The trails are great. Most are not marked well but I don’t think you can go wrong on any trail. The trail by the stream is awesome. Best hiking trails I’ve been on!

Very nice. Pretty populated while I was there, unfortunately.

Loved it! It was nice and serene. It wasn’t too busy at 8:30 am but coming down I noticed it started to get a bit more populated. Once back to my car the lot was full (both top and lower). I had a good hike and will come back again.

I took my 7 and 10yr old on this trail. It was a nice shaded trail, the girls enjoyed playing in the water along the way. Lots of traffic

it was neat to see but as reviews say it's very commercialized. However the view at top of inspiration point was great.

Fabulous little hike! The stream that flows along the trail was beautiful! Loved the shade and clean, well maintained trails!

Beautiful views. Good hike.

walking
11 days ago

This trail is super pretty! When you drive up to Helen Hunt Falls, the very top parking lot is pretty crazy. I parked at the lower one and hiking up the road about 1/2 a mile. A really nice gradual incline hike.

hiking
12 days ago

Get into the parking lot early! You need to walk a little over a 1/2 mile to get to the trail. The trail is NOT marked as 7 Bridges Trail, It is marked as Trail 622. Beautiful hike along a beautiful river with waterfalls throughout. It is uphill all the way, bridges clearly marked. Starts off fairly easy and gets more rigorous as you progress.

This is fun if you dont hike much but love stairs. Another fun place to take flat earthers

14 days ago

Uphill the entire way, but the views distract from your burning quads. It is closed before you get to the waterfall for reclamation, but still ~5.5 out and back.

Great trail took my dog with me it wore him plum out. beautiful views. will definitely go again.

Fun trail, starts fairly easy but then can get a little dicey once you go higher into the rock sections. More challenging than I thought but lots of cool views.

Easy to follow the trail and a relatively stable hike and for the most part it’s in the shade. Get there early though because it does get crowded.

hiking
15 days ago

Great family hike!

Absolutely gorgeous trail. would recommend bringing a jacket, on the way down it gets kinda chilly from the breeze off Pikes.

I have done this trail many times and it is one of my absolute favorites! Great stop for anyone from out of town as it takes you back into the mountains and is relatively easy. Just a reminder to follow the signs for trail 622 (which is seven bridges) as I have seen a ton of people going the wrong way, this is especially important if you’re hiking past the 7th bridge.

Please understand this is a HEAVILY trafficked trail it is very important park correctly (in the right direction) in the lot and do NOT block people in. You need to be there EARLY to park up there, as the lot WILL be full by 10am most days. For everyone’s sake please don’t park like an idiot. I have seen SO much of it lately. It’s no ones fault but yours if you don’t make it up there in time to park in the top lot, so please plan accordingly and be courteous to your fellow hikers.

Hiked this back in April. It was beautiful, and an easy hike with plenty of places to stop and take in the beauty surrounding you.

Took my pup with and took us about two hours with play time in the river and photo opportunities. Great little spots along the trail to hang out by the creek and to relax in the shade and grab a snack/water and enjoy the vistas.

hiking
17 days ago

Loved this trail, beautiful scenery. I am a Colorado Native and just hiked it for the first time, boy have I been missing out!!

hiking
18 days ago

Kid and dog friendly just below moderate trail. Lots of little kids playing in the low flow creek. The 7th bridge is .3mi and 300feet of elevation from the end of the trail.

mountain biking
18 days ago

The trail is rated as easy so we thought it would be a good trail to get back into mountain bike riding since moving to the area. The first mile may be easy, but after that, the trail is not for novice mountain bike riders. Lots of loose gravel, switchbacks, and heavy climb on loose gravel. We’d absolutely go back and hike it, but not
bike it.

1 hr 45 mins ish. nice drive thru the canyon there

One of my favorites! Parking always a challenge, best to go early on the weekends. Trail can be heavily populated as well. Beautiful scenery

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