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7 Bridges Trail (#622)

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Length


2.0 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


1,455' 443 m

Ascent

-5' -2 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

9,074' 2,766 m

High

7,625' 2,324 m

Low

Shared By K Keiter

Conditions


Minor Issues 44 days ago
Snowy, Icy - Microspikes recommended, especially from bridge 3 and on. Icy for ~65% of the trail. History

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A wooded trail that follows North Cheyenne Creek with 7 wooden bridges as crossovers.

K Keiter

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Teens or boot families (experienced hikers) would really enjoy this trail to the 7 bridges and back. There are many way trails leading to the creek for great family photo ops.

7 Bridges Trail (#622) is open to hikers and mountain bikers. No equestrians or motorized vehicles. Camping along the trails is permitted, but not within 300 ft. of the stream. Campfire permits are not required. If you hike off trail or swim or dive in streams or lakes, you do so at YOUR OWN RISK. Water from streams should be treated before use. Prevent pollution--keep garbage, litter, and foreign substances out of lakes, streams and other water. (All per USFS)

Description

To get to this trail, park in the lot past Helen Hunt Falls at High Drive and Gold Camp Rd. You'll need to hike down Gold Camp Rd. about 0.8 mi to the Seven Bridges Trailhead. It will be off Gold Camp Rd. on the right side. It is not marked as 7 Bridges Trail, but rather Trail #622 and is managed by USFS Pike National Forest.

7 Bridges Trail (#622) follows North Cheyenne Creek and crosses seven wooden bridges within the first mile. The trail offers nice wooded surroundings and rocky terrain that is moderate in difficulty. This is a heavily travelled path,, with both locals and tourists. There are many way paths venturing to the creek and chances for photo ops as the trail winds its way along the lively stream. At the seventh bridge, most foot traffic turns back and makes this an out and back hike, although 7 Bridges Trail continues on.

After the seventh bridge, follow the (#622) signpost, and the trail will begin to ascend over large rocks and small boulders. The route at this point requires some scrambling and increases to more advanced in difficulty. After about a 400 foot rise, the trail crosses a boulder field with deep scree. Sure footing is necessary as the trail is scanty and the sides are steep.

After about 0.5 mi, the trail reaches back into more timbered land and begins to slightly descend. Shortly, the trail will come to a junction with a connector path that leads to Jones Park Trail (#667) and with Pipeline Trail (#668). Pipeline Trail (#668) is part of Captain Jack's Trail System.

Flora & Fauna

Timbers include spruce, aspen, and mixed pine.

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Jan 9, 2019
Alyx Shilling
used microspikes. hauled ~10lbs of trash - mostly beer bottles/cans - off of the trail. whoever is littering here is disgusting. beautiful hike reg… 4mi
Jan 5, 2019
Mike Hodge
5.6mi
Dec 7, 2018
Amanda Howard
2mi
Oct 25, 2018
Kristi Hartman
Aug 25, 2018
Beth Barron
Jul 15, 2018
Mari Soula
Jul 7, 2018
Leo Rodriguez
Awesome trail 4.8mi
Jul 4, 2018
Matt Ambos
Made it to all 7 bridges.. 1.8mi

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  4.2 from 20 votes

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