Announcing a new Meetup for The Longmont Hiking Meetup Group!
What: Maxwell Falls and Cliff Loop - Evergreen
When: Sunday, May 2, 2010 10:30 AM
Price: $1.00 per person
2251 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO 80501
Let's meet at the Sports Authority parking lot at 10:30 am. It should take us about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours to get to the trailhead.
This is a loop, approximately 4 miles, with an elevation gain of about 1000 ft. The difficulty is rated moderate, but by most accounts is very easy.
With a creek running along a good portion of the trail it is great for dogs (on a leash) and the "stop to smell the roses" hikers. There is a nice view at the falls. A great place to sit and relax.
The Cliff Loop is a side trail that climbs up the west side of Maxwell Creek and follows the cliffs overlooking Maxwell Creek. This trail goes through pine, aspen forest, and up-over-and-around huge rocky cliffs and then eventually down along the Maxwell Falls. The falls are really a series of cascades in a beautiful lush, green forest. There is plenty of shade all along the trail. It is well-traveled and maintained.
Learn more here:http://hiking.meetup.com/381/calendar/13326426/