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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail

Evergreen, CO

Maxwell Falls Lower Trail is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Evergreen, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Alderfer, Three Sisters Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

This is one of my firsts and favorites! Not as fun with snow everywhere because it makes it very difficult to climb the sisters but the summer is a great season to be there.

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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

such a beautiful place, enjoyed a lot -)

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Bergen Peak at Elk Meadows
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9 Completed 9 Reviews

Loved running this trail. I started from the Pioneer Trail across from Evergreen Parkway and it was a bit over 12 miles. The climb to the peak was long but also somewhat gradual. I was able to run the entirety although it was quite a breather. Saw many deer along the way. As I ran this trail in winter, it was a slippery route back down along Too Long Trail. There is more exposure to sun on this side and the occasional melt and refreeze caused some ice buildup. Just mind the corners and you'll be fine.

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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went jan 23 around noon. Mostly snow packed, recommend bringing snow spikes. My only issue is the irresponsible dog owners that come. There was a sign at the trail head that says "there is no poop fairy, do not leave dog bags" and under the sign was at least a dozen bags. I took my dog with me on the trail, it's really easy to keep your dog on leash and take their poop bag to the gas station two miles down the road. If you don't want to deal with your dogs poop then leave the dog at home. It wouldn't surprise me if they don't allow dogs at this trail anymore.

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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

we did this with a 7yo and a 5yo. we didn't finish the loop, made it to the top of the hill and came back down. a lot of snow pack made it a bit slippery on the steep parts. adults had harder time than kids. beautiful trail. look forward to doing the whole thing in the summer.

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Maxwell Falls Lower Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

WHO: Parents + 3 year old + 1 year old
WHEN: 1/15/2016

Still a little snow packed and rough for the kids but enjoyable none the less. If we would have had spikes this would have been great. So we only completed about .5 miles of it.

One thing we loved about this trail is how quiet it was. We really felt tucked away in this forrest. We didnt see a single person and only heard the birds and a few other critters around.

Cant wait to go back and tackle again in the Spring.

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Bergen Peak
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Not too easy that it was boring, not too difficult where I was feelin the burn. Very mild but pretty hike through the tree line. If you're going in winter beware of the ice patches, they were pretty gnarly today. Would recommend running shoe grippers or spikes.

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Alderfer, Three Sisters Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Very beautiful views from the overlooks saw lots of deer the snow made it very slippery but I would go again in the summer

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Bergen Peak at Elk Meadows
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

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Elk Meadow
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

WHO: Parents + 3 year old + 1 year old
WHEN: 1/1/2016

A great family trail. We completed the Sleepy S Trail (flat) and Elk Ridge Trail (slight incline). We saw many other families and there are wonderful offshoots to take some great pictures.

The highlight was running into about a dozen Elk wondering around the end of the Elk Ridge Trail.

With a decent amount of snow it was still an easy climb up the Elk Ridge Trail. We also had a great breakfast at the Wildflower Cafe in the downtown Evergreen area.