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
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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.

Megan Collins
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail, quick and easy!

lisa k
5 days ago

14 Completed15 Reviews

Not named after Helen Hunt the actress. This is a touristy hike that starts with a beautiful waterfall at the base of the trail head (near a visitors center). Again, a great hike for visitors/tourists. Not too challenging for those in shape. If you make it to the top you'll get a nice view of the valley.

Kayla W.
10 days ago

Beautiful and convenient stop for the family

Kayla W.
10 days ago

Cory Reedy
27 days ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Robert Edwards
1 month ago

14 Completed14 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
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful Waterfalls, easy maneuvering, wonderful photo oppurtunities.

Carl Miller
2 months ago

10 Completed6 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
3 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

Joseph Vajdic
5 months ago

18 Completed11 Reviews

Brianna Benson
6 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.

8 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
9 months ago

22 Completed19 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
10 months ago

13 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.
10 months ago

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

Karen Halvorsen
11 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
11 months ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

Jessica Pettitt
11 months ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

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

Ashlee Wallace
1 year ago

12 Completed4 Reviews

Ganga Autoimmuner
1 year 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.