Helen Hunt Falls

#4 of 9 trails in North Cheyenne Park
Helen Hunt Falls is a 0.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from September until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.1 miles 9 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash kid friendly hiking waterfall
Hide Map

This is well populated hiking location with a visitor's center open in the summer months. You can view the falls from the road so it's easy to bring children or those who may have trouble hiking. There is a steep hiking trail wraps along the creek to a look out point above the falls. Helen Hunt Falls named after Helen Hunt Jackson, author and social activist in the late 19th century marks the abrupt descent of Cheyenne Creek where North Cheyenne Canyon Rd merges with Gold Camp Rd. The hike takes you up beside the face of the falls, then back around to another creek and a promontory from which you can view the entire valley.

Robert Edwards
24 days ago

14 Completed0 Reviews

super close to the road, do this short trail after another hike in the canyon, we completed after doing the St Mary's hike.

Addison Tomlin
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Beautiful Waterfalls, easy maneuvering, wonderful photo oppurtunities.

Carl Miller
1 month ago

6 Completed5 Reviews

The trail was a bit slick in spots but the views were pretty good. Very crowded, I like trails with a lack of people, this was not the case, way overcrowded.

Michael Irby
2 months ago

6 Completed0 Reviews

Joseph Vajdic
4 months ago

17 Completed11 Reviews

Brianna Benson
5 months ago

6 Completed2 Reviews

More of a drive up look out than a hike. Nice to see before or after doing another hike in the area.

7 months ago

11 Completed10 Reviews

Right on road so not much of a hike but you can walk up and back still pretty. Can also hike up over the falls and head to Silver Cascade falls

Bobby Taylor
8 months ago

20 Completed17 Reviews

0.4 miles to the top. Not really a hike, but the falls are really cool to see and the views are amazing.

Melanie O'Brien
9 months ago

12 Completed3 Reviews

Yeah, not a hike. Only porta-potties, no restroom in store/visitor centre. Go up behind falls to the Silver Cascades, worth it and nice trail up. Bit of a climb for unfit or not-so-mobile. Was slippery on ice. Saw the Falls (H.H) in frozen state but preferred the moving version;). Great one for visors and free!

Karen S.
9 months ago

Great waterfall, just a small stroll. Hard to find parking

Karen Halvorsen
10 months ago

7 Completed3 Reviews

The views were great! It's a 4 mile hike to the waterfall. Prepare to walk the other four back. People would actually walk the road back to their cars which is about a mile down the road and is not great for walking. It's very narrow and paved and hot. I hitchhiked back to my car as I was not prepared to hike another 4 miles today.

Meg Fossinger
10 months ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

Jessica Pettitt
10 months ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

Gorgeous! Busy on peak days, good activities for kids at visitors center.

Ashlee Wallace
10 months ago

11 Completed3 Reviews

Ganga Autoimmuner
11 months ago

10 Completed10 Reviews

This isn't much of a hike, but rather climbing the stairs for a wee bit! The falls can be seen from the parking lot, but the climb is worth it.

Sharon S.
11 months ago

Ok. Pretty.

Amy Fedde
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Having a chronically broken ankle this was a wonderful hike with running water and nice forest all around. If you are looking for an intense and demanding hike you want to go someplace else and leave this delightful excursion to those of us who can't keep up with those of you who put this hike down.

Hana Zair
1 year ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

I'm giving it low rating because the end goal is very disappointing. The falls are very small, more of a large boulders with a creek running over them. But the worst part - they are surrounded by such crowds of people and cars, that it doesn't feel as worth-while goal of a lengthy hike.

After a nice lengthy hike I like to arrive somewhere secluded from crowds and cars, where it is peaceful and you can relax amidst nature, and only people there are other hikers. Instead you arrive at mediocre tourist destination full of cars and crowds of people.

The hike by itself is OK - the first part has a long steep hike up the face of mountain with no vegetation. So it is hot, dry and easy to get burned. Once you get pass this part - it is a pleasant easy hiking through the forest.

Arianne Lei
1 year ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Brought my dogs. The snow was still there from 2 weeks ago. Was kinda slippery. It was an easy short hike. Would do it again. The falls were nice. It was windy and cold up there. Must go

Susan Hutchinson
1 year ago

90 Completed63 Reviews

Can see Helen Hunt Falls right from the parking lot, so really not a hike. Go 800ft higher in elevation to the cascades. It can be a busy place too.