Silver Cascades Falls Trail

North Cheyenne Cañon Park, Colorado

Elevation Gain425ft
Trailhead Elevation7,249ft
Elevation Min/Max7246/7543ft
Elevation Start/End7249/7249ft

Silver Cascades Falls Trail

Silver Cascades Falls Trail is a hiking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is within North Cheyenne Cañon Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 7,249 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 425 feet. The Helen Hunt Falls attraction is near the trailhead. There are also parkings and restroom. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo
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"This short hike begins at Helen Hunt Falls in upper North Cheyenne Cañon Park and climbs to a scenic viewpoint above Silver Cascade Falls, a rushing waterfall on a granite slab. Cascade Falls, offering scenic views down North Cheyenne Cañon to Colorado Springs and the prairie beyond. Waterfalls are rarely found near Colorado Springs, despite the surrounding rugged mountains, and this trail offers two of the region’s best falls. The hike is in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, a natural park administered by the city of Colorado Springs." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"Two falls in North Cheyenne Cañon make for a short and scenic outing. At the trailhead, North Cheyenne Creek emerges in a picture-perfect horsetail spray at Helen Hunt Falls, while a trip up the trail takes you to an overlook at Buffalo Creek and the long slide of Silver Cascade Falls. Helen Hunt Falls is easily visible from the road. There are low stone walls, boulders, and benches for sitting, and a footbridge crossing over the fall enhances the site for picture-taking." Read more

Silver Cascades Falls Trail Reviews

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The boys and I (Jodi) went out today with full intentions on hiking the St. Mary's trail. We ended up hiking the Silver Cascade Falls Trail instead. This was a very easy hike. Not very far and the steps were helpful in breaking up the climb in elevation. Nice trail but lot's of people. It's not a trail that can be ran as the dirt is to loose. Slippery even when walking.
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We did this trail on a cold, windy day when the trail was still muddy and snow packed in places, but it was still fun. Very easy, not much elevation change. Would be very pretty in better weather, was nice even with snow spitting on us. A good one for kids.

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Trail Information

North Cheyenne Cañon Park
Nearby City
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Views, Waterfalls
Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975; (719) 385-5940;
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