Maxwell Falls can be reached via two trailheads: Upper Maxwell Falls Trailhead in Conifer and Lower Maxwell Falls Trailhead in Evergreen. The upper trailhead is located on Jefferson County Road 78 / Shadow Mountain Drive, and the hike is about two and a half miles roundtrip, while the lower trailhead is located on South Brook Forest Road and the hike is about three and a half miles out and back. The trail is well traveled and follows Maxwell Creek, with overlooks at about half a mile and two miles from the upper and lower trailheads, respectively. Enjoy the falls from the overlook, or seek out trails that lead down the bank for a closer look.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Susan Joy Paul