This trail was definitely tough but the views are worth it. Definitely bring your own water.

Even though it barely had any water running it was beautiful. I will be back once we are out of a drought.

Fun beautiful trails but GPS directions completely wrong.

Some of the best climbing and beautiful rock formations in the southeast

rock climbing
7 months ago

Great location for bouldering! There's also an awesome cave known as Petty Johns cave which is awesome to explore.

Hiked this with my 9 year old son. The boardwalk is nice, but only runs 1/10 of a mile or so. After that, there is a decent trail, but when it's wet, expect quite a few slips and falls. The waterfall at the end of the trail is cool, but with little kids, you're going to have to work to get there.

Nice, easy hike for the family on a beautiful spring day--azaleas and wildflowers all along the trail, along with amazing rock formations that were easy to get to.

Very unique place to hike took my chihuahua

on The Pocket Trail

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike for us with our 3 year old! Waterfalls were beautiful.

This hike is good when you have time to explore and climb. It's only a (scenic) one mile to amazing rock formations so not strenuous at all unless you climb and explore. You'll want to take lots of pictures.

I was finally able to catch the flowers in bloom. They were beautiful.

hiking
1 year ago

I think it may be more accurate to call this the Pocket Branch Falls Trail. There is a sign at the trailhead parking for the Pocket Branch Trail which appears to be a different route than the one I took and most people are describing in the reviews. The route to the falls starts off with the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail and goes from that boardwalk area to a less manicured trail that follows the creek to the falls. The falls appear to be rain dependent but they were nice when I was there, and they have an interesting natural step feature. I will try to add some photos. I went on 3/15/2015. Just a very few flowers at that time. We were moving pretty slowly and this was still a very short hike.

My family and I have hiked this several times. I have to agree with some of the other reviews, the best part is the beginning of the trail, heading up to the designated campsite. Large field for a picnic and the kids to run around in, but the rest of the trail is just so-so. Several unsafe spots for young ones. Great view over the falls, if you don't mind getting up right to the edge.

rock climbing
2 years ago

Definitely a one-of-a-kind destination. Another great day trip destination. From walking around between the rocks, to bouldering, to climbing; there is no shortage of activities here. The trail is really pretty as well.

hiking
3 years ago

I didn't see any wildflowers. Must have missed them by a week or two !?!? Trail not very well marked. Neat cove area with a waterfall was the highlight.

I tried accessing the trail and found the road to be way too difficult and steep and absolutely treacherous for my VW Jetta even though I'm a crazy driver. pretty much only accessible via truck or jeep. Nice scenery though on the way is why i gave it 3 stars.

I did this trail because it was close to home. It's not worth traveling to see. It's a good hike but nothing special.

Easy trail and worth talking a hike down the scenery is amazing with all the rock formations. Free climbers use these rocks quite frequent.

this hike was totally amazing, the rock formations were awesome, a must see for any hiker, not a long hike but more trails if you want more, easy flat trail and well marked. expect to see alot of rock climbers and boulder climbers