Cat Creek Waterfall

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Distance:
2.5 km
Difficulty:
Easy
Elev. gain:
60 meters
Time required:
1 - 1 hours
Bikes permitted:
No
Dogs permitted:
Yes

Directions to trail head

Park at the Cat Creek Recreation Area which is on the north side of Highway #40 approximately 33 kilometers south of Highwood Pass. The trailhead is at the far end of the access road to the Recreation Area.

Hazards on trail

Be careful crossing Highway #40.

Hike Description

This is a small waterfall, I would guess 12-15 feet in height but it is one of the better interpretative trails I have come across. The area surrounding the trail used to have the predecessor to highway #40 running through it and was actively used to mine coal in the past.


From the trailhead you will climb and cross Highway #40 and then follow Cat Creek for approximately 1.25 kilometers to the falls. The hillside above the highway is covered with wildflowers. The Elevation Profile shows the profile for the hike (one-way).


Cat Creek Waterfall



Hike Photos

Elevation Profile Image