Helen Hunt Falls

#4 of 10 trails in North Cheyenne Park
Helen Hunt Falls is a 0.1 mile 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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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.

Joseph Vajdic

17 Completed11 Reviews

Brianna Benson

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.


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

18 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

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.

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

Karen Halvorsen

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

9 Completed4 Reviews

Jessica Pettitt

5 Completed6 Reviews

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

Ashlee Wallace

10 Completed3 Reviews