Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    West Creek Falls Hike

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    6.9 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    435 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    The West Creek Falls Trail is a wonderful half-day hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Hike through a mixed forest, past granite outcroppings and up to the name sake’s falls. Perfect for families looking for an excuse to get the gang outdoors.

    View West Creek Falls Hike on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for West Creek Falls Hike

    The West Creek Falls Hike is a charming nature walk along the east border of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Departing from the McGraw Ranch, the trail will guide you alongside the creek and up beneath the coverage pines interspersed with aspen trees. Hike a forested path to the quaint falls where the trail culminates. This undulating path is short, but it is worth noting there are some steep segments. Wear sturdy footwear to avoid getting a rolled ankle as you trek the rocky terrain. Also, the path is located within the bounds of the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP); thus, visitors are required to purchase a park pass to access the trails.

    Embark on your journey up the West Creek Falls Trail from the trailhead. From here, take the North Boundary Trail, north. Hike the forested route before ascending a rocky ridge. Enjoy the vista of the mountainous landscape from atop the exposed ridge before continuing your journey. When you are ready, descend the switchbacks into the West Creek Valley. Here the trail will merge with the West Creek Falls Trail and will guide you along the babbling waters up to the cascades.

    Enjoy the ambiance of the West Creek Falls and the hypnotic sights of the cascading water. This is a great place to rest and refuel before heading back. Explore the falls and when you are ready, retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the West Creek Falls Hike Trailhead

    The West Creek Falls Trailhead is located off the McGraw Ranch Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

    West Creek Falls Hike Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    West Creek Falls Hike Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter