Mount Herman Trail 716

Pike National Forest, Colorado

Distance1.1mi
Elevation Gain946ft
Trailhead Elevation9,068ft
Top9,073ft
Elevation Min/Max8146/9073ft
Elevation Start/End9068/9068ft

Mount Herman Trail 716

Mount Herman Trail (716) is a hiking trail in El Paso County, Colorado. It is within Pike National Forest. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 9,068 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 946 feet. The trail ends near Mount Herman (elevation 8,947 feet).

Mount Herman Trail (716) Professional Review and Guide

"The trail to Mount Herman is one of those semi-secret hikes that conceals a number of wildflower surprises, including an endemic coralbell relative, Hall’s alumroot. For much of the way, the two-mile trek to the summit is shaded. The flower count, in accordance with fickle Rocky Mountain springs, varies widely each year. When spring is warm and early, the same week in June may yield twice the wildflower species as the following year, when a late snowpack and cold temperatures could delay flowering.

Located northwest of Colorado Springs near Monument in Pike National Forest, the Mount Herman trail begins in a small shady ravine with a tiny creek. It climbs to a pocket meadow and then rises steeply, topping out at an impressive view of Pikes Peak and the vast High Plains. Wildflower alert: An endemic saxifrage, Hall’s alumroot, grows in the pink Pikes Peak granite."

Mount Herman Trail (716) Reviews

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5/28/2018
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8/14/2010
Beautiful - the drive up adds to its beauty on a sunny day! Easy to find - fair climb - great view!
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8/5/2006
Excellent hike. The drive was a little rough, but well worth it once we got there. The whole family (including our five year old) enjoyed this hike - the views were incredible.
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5/25/2006
Absolutely beautiful view and not too long of a hike for the payoff. I went up a narrow trail with orange tape marking it throughout the way up, which makes me think it is relatively new. It is definitely a different route than Allen takes because it was extremely steep and somewhat difficult to hike. Had to use my hands on certain parts and coming down was more like sliding and shimmying. Great workout and I would definitely recommend it. Took a little over two hours.
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8/9/2005
It has such a great view from the top that this hike is definitely worth it. Not very difficult (my 80 yr old grandma did it), but the front range views are amazing. Do it at night for a special romantic touch. In fact, I just got engaged on the top of Mt. Herman.
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8/24/2004
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