Mount Herman

#16 of 207 trails in Pike National Forest

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Mount Herman is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until August. This trail is accessable from both Woodland Park and Monument colorado.

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Mitch Cutts (284)

21 Completed6 Reviews

I love Mount Herman. It is the place to go if you want to show someone who has never been hiking in Colorado Springs all that we have in the area! I like it because there are so many options. For example, you can start at the official trailhead on nursery road and make it a 4 mile hike up to Monument Rock and back down. Or, you can start across from the fire road, and follow the fire road up to the ranger station or through the meadows behind the trees that are in a line. My favorite hike however, is about 6 miles up the road, called trail 716. This trail takes you to the summit of Mount Herman and provides you with one of the best views of the area and pike national forest behind it. I would warn that the drive is exposed at points and is not recommended during winter.

Colorado R. (260)

this is moderate/difficult if you ever get out of breath climbing stairs. there is one steep incline that may cause issues for the very young going downhill as it is loose granite gravel. small meadow close to the end; nice views an the way and at the top.

Stephen Allaby (603)

36 Completed25 Reviews

This is a fun hike! Nothing too crazy, but the view of Monument, Palmer Lake, Black Forest and Colorado Springs is GREAT!

Eric Bowen (100)

6 Completed1 Reviews

This trail is a great quick summit close to town. One of my favorite trails to take out of town guests to get a little dose of the mountains!

Mike Langenkamp (4333)

87 Completed12 Reviews

Trail head 716 has a little creek running down the left side for the first part of the trail. After a bit of an uphill walk, there is an intersection with many forks in the trail, the route is to the right and climbs uphill immediately. There were several places places where the trail is not marked, but with a little looking there were cairns pointing the way (like Brent mentioned, when in doubt go uphill and you will hit the ridge). Overall the hike is well worth it for the views from the top. There is a ammunition box with a sign in book at the summit.

Billy Stickle (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I hiked this in the snow today. The trail is not well marked, so you have to use a little intuition to find your way up and back down. There was no one on this trail! The sound of running water, a singing bird and the trees creaking in the wind kept me company. This was a moderate hike for me; I'm 51 (thank you Mr Rubin for the comments below) and a little short for a good, regular workout, but I will do it again for the solitude.

Jeff Suarez (126)

8 Completed2 Reviews

I ride the trail from the trailhead to the monument fire center at least once per week. Great for a quick singletrack ride on the trail along mt Herman rd.

Chuck M. (282)

Nice hike with a great view of Monument, Co. from the top. I've been up there on a clear day and could see Denver.

Kristin Monnier (112)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Trailhead 716 is 5 miles after turning onto Mt Herman Rd. Great vertical hike with stunning views at the top! 2 miles out and back.

jutta scarry (706)

18 Completed26 Reviews

Great little easy hike. Its right in my backyard. looking at this Mt every morning, great view!