Maxwell Falls Upper Trail (#111)


A view from the parking lot of the upper trailhead with trail and “dogs must be on leash” signs.

One of the easiest trails in the district, Maxwell Falls is a very enjoyable hike. It follows Maxwell Creek, and the waterfalls are at their best in the spring when the snow runoff is plentiful. Jefferson County law requires dogs be on a leash at all times while on this trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Day use only, no camping and no campfires. 
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Prohibitions include (see order and map of restricted area): 
  • Camping
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire. 
  • Being in the area after sundown or before sunrise. 
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: South of Evergreen on Highway 73, take Brook Forest Road for three miles.# To access the upper trailhead, continue to Black Mountain Road, turn left and drive another one and a quarter mile.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

One of the easiest trails in the district, Maxwell Falls is a very enjoyable hike. It follows Maxwell Creek and the waterfalls are at their best in the spring when the snow runoff is plentiful. Jefferson County law requires dogs be on a leash at all times while on this trail.
Fire Information Unless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: Easy

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The trail follows Maxwell Creek and the waterfalls are at their best in the spring when the snow runoff is plentiful.
Warming Shelters No
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2 miles (one way)

  Latitude : 
39.561679

  Longitude : 
-105.376085

  Elevation : 
Trailhead: 7,800' - Destination: 8,400'