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Maxwell Falls Trail

Evergreen, CO

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Maxwell Falls Trail is a 4 mile loop trail located near Evergreen, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking 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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Nice easy, short hike. Patchy snow in places but not deep at all, however that could change with more snow in the forecast. The falls were still buried in snow/ice and looked to be a few weeks away from thawing.

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great short hike near Denver that offers little challenge with the reward of feeling as if you’re in the wilderness. There is some elevation gain and loss but the climbs are gradual and most experienced hikers won't find them challenging. There was a lot of snow which made for a fun hike but the falls were covered so we’ll have to come back in the summer. This hike can be combined with the Cliff loop to make it a bit longer and offers some great views.

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Did this trail last Sunday with a friend and it's very scenic. Definitely not hard though. There's still plenty of ice on the trail so make sure you're prepared for it. The trailhead isn't marked very well though. We thought we started in the right spot, but apparently only did 2+ miles instead of the four. Never did see the sign for the waterfall either. I'd consider this trail again for a nice walk and scenery.

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

My husband and I (along with our German Shepherd) just did this trail today and it is still icy -- I fell twice -- so either ice shoes or walking sticks are needed thru much of the trail. But it was a beautiful walk, if the ice was not present I would say this was easy trail. We went a little longer on our track so we did about 4.5 miles instead of the 4 mile loop -- not sure where we got turned around at. The falls are still frozen.

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Bruin Bluff / Lair of the Bear
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14 Completed 2 Reviews

Honestly one of my most disappointing hikes thus far. If you have kids this is a great hike to take them on, however I do not and was very distracted by the fact I couldn't walk 20 feet without children running out in front of me. A great place for the kiddos to romp around, but not much of a hike for avid hikers, which is why I only gave it 2 stars. More of a nature walk than a hike.

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice hike near Denver. I would consider the hike easy. i felt like I had hiked 4 miles before I thought I did 2. There was a nice variety of landscapes from panoramic views to rivers and forests. I went mid week and there were only a couple people there

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

My family did this hike last week before the snow fell, and it was beautiful! A little icy on some parts, but my spry sister managed in converse. The snow started to fall during the last twenty minutes of our hike. It was so magical! It looked like a popular dog hike for locals since they knew exactly how far we still had to go. The waterfall was frozen and nothing spectacular, probably due to the dry winter we're having.

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail is not very well marked at the lower part. I don't suggest doing it in the snow! Im looking forward to doing it again in the spring.

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Maxwell Falls Trail
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14 Completed 3 Reviews

This was another day out with Mother Nature for me. Amazing forests, frozen waterfalls, and breathtaking views from cliff that overlooks a sea of green trees. I went on a Thursday and saw 20 people at most. Get there early. I noticed majority of the people I saw were headed up around 2 pm. If you want to hike through more forest, start at the lower trail head. Enjoy your nice hike!

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