Silver Cascade Falls Trail, hiking beyond Helen Hunt Falls
North Cheyenne Canon Park has hiking trails for everyone. After hiking the Seven Bridges Trail within the park, we stopped at Helen Hunt Falls and found we could venture up to another waterfall, Silver Cascade Falls. A perfect end to a perfect day, short hike, yet challenging enough to get your heart pumping.
Beautiful setting, with the popular Helen Hunt Falls, just steps away from the road next to the Visitor Center, known as the “Cub”. Inside the “Cub”, amazing murals, interesting facts, knowledgeable volunteers, and so much more… (recent changes since the COVID pandemic) Check website for updates: North Cheyenne Canon Park
Hiking above Helen Hunt Falls across the bridge the trail continues up the mountainside doing a couple of switchbacks. Well-maintained trail, handrails, places to stop and rest make this a hiking adventure for most skill levels.
North Cheyenne Creek cascading down the valley on your left makes you feel miles away from anything and totally in touch with nature.
NORTH CHEYENNE CREEK
Climbing less than a half-mile, looking to our right a spout shooting water off the rock face caught our attention. Up ahead coming upon a rock wall overlook with splendid views of the canyon valley and overlooking Silver Cascade Falls. Not much water flowing in the falls, however, the views are certainly worth the hike up.
Heading back even more exhilarating, looking downward, taking in the mountain splendor all around.
This trail is very popular. Often crowded. Coming earlier or later in the day might just beat the crowds if visiting during the summer months.
For information on all the hikes, visit the North Cheyenne Canon website for an in-depth look and maps of all the hiking trails within the park.
3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
1,626 acre Park – free for everyone
Owned and managed by the city of Colorado Springs