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david morton
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HikingNo shadeScramble

I would skip this for hiking. It’s rocky road all the way, and at 10,300 feet where it’s supposed to peak, you actually need to go another 600 feet or so elevation to get to the end. Not much view and mostly in the sun the whole way. Try second creek or columbine or Jim creek to the waterfall.

Cheryl Gerber
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Hiking

Started out on Discovery trail and took that to Jim Creek (adds just a few miles which is was makes it 6.9). Mix of sun and shade with a lot of stopping points for water + view breaks. It was getting very crowded around 12 on a Sat... def recommend starting around 9. Highly recommend it!

Penny Ann
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HikingBugsMuddyRockySnow
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Michael Farrar
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HikingFloodedRocky
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Steph Steph
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

Spent a few hours here; arrived at 6am on a Friday and I was the only one there. The first portion of the trail is well shaded and well marked. As you progress, there are a few sections that are muddy and snow covered. There's no shade once you pass the first snow section so be prepared for heat if you go later in the day. I didn't see any people until around 9am when I descended and was near the hut and even then it was just a handful. Definitely worth the hike and would love to do it again!

Jane Smith
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Hiking

HELP! I am unsure if I "completed" the trail and would like to know if I should go back and try again. I hiked until I hit the creek. It was unclear if there was trail on the other side, or how I would have crossed the creek if I was supposed to. There were some dead trees, but they didn't traverse the creek, so I would have had to wade. Did anyone cross the creek and continue? The hike was great! Note for others - the 6.9 mile distance here includes the Discovery Trail if you park on 40. If you park at the Jim Creek Trailhead on 128, it's shorter. (There are conflicting reports of the length of this trail. Some sites suggest it's 2 miles out and back for a RT of 4 miles.)

Katie Lehfeldt
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Rocky

Very first CO hike, and it was amazing! We went around 9am and there were only a handful of other hikers we came into contact with. Great mix of terrain and the gorgeous waterfall at the end of the trail made every step worth it! Did not come across any wildlife.

Christina C
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Hiking

FYI - if you go from the true trailhead (off of 128) it is 2 miles to the waterfall (a bit past the end point on this AT map, you'll know when you see it) and an elevation gain of about 675'. It's a steady but moderate incline the whole way (this is said by someone who lives at much lower elevation!) While true this doesn't have those alpine views, it is a beautiful forest and the trail goes along the rushing creek. As such it's also almost all shady, which is great in the summer. We brought our dog who loved it and getting in the creek. On a July Thursday afternoon is was moderately trafficked. We had lunch at the falls and then enjoyed the downhill and a cold beer at the end. Oh PS - wear sturdy, waterproof shoes if you can, you do cross the creek (on logs) and there are muddy, wet areas.

Grace Going
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SnowshoeingIcyMuddySnow
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Amanda LaPres
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HikingRockySnow

Solid incline the first 1-1.5 miles. Muddy spots and a couple small water crossings. Two spots where you lose the trail due to snow, but keep and eye for the rock cairns, which easily brought me back to the path. Last .25 there’s really no visible trail. I recommend doing some scrambling so you can catch the killer views up top of the second of the 2 rock formations! 2 hours up, 1 hour down.

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Heather Pruitt
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Hiking

Great trail. We brought our kids and they loved it. The trail runs along side a beautiful river. We even played in the snow.

Leslie James
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful trail. Steep for about 0.8 mile then levels off to the hut. Quite a bit of snow still and beautiful streams. The views of surrounding ridges and mountains is unforgettable. Worth the stop!

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Brad Cyrus
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HikingMuddyOff trailRockySnow
Christina Ray
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HikingSnow

Great hike! Beautiful view at the top.

Melissa Lewis
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HikingBugsMuddy

just keep going! many waterfalls. we ended at a meadow.

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brian keogh
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Hiking

Nice trial and good climb to water falls and great people on trial as usual. The best people ever are on the Colorado trials. Time for cold beer now. 61 on Tuesday.

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