Very pretty spot. Came out here for the first time during winter after a moderate snow. The parking area is well designated and the entrance to the path with signage is across the road. I had pulled in just as a uncle/niece were about to snowshoe together, and they offered to bring me to the Falls as I was unfamiliar with the area. The Falls were not hard to find, .25 miles into the woods on an easy trail and back out again. BEWARE: The trail ends abruptly with steep hills on each side of the creek. If you walk straight up to the falls from the path you WILL be walking on top of water flow! The Falls' flow was not completely frozen when I went and I broke through the ice layer into about 10inch icy water, dunking one hand and falling sideways into the water on one leg as well. Not a fun thing to have happen in 5° weather!! The snow shoe-ers did not have a problem as they could distribute weight, but I went down wearing my L.L. Bean boots. Be careful during winter! It's deceptive because it does look like you're still on the path when in fact you start walking on ice under the snow!!
Matt M. on Tinkers Falls Trail
Hiking up to Jones Hill from the waterfall is a workout, not very scenic until you get to the hang glider launch. Don't continue on to Spruce Pond unless you plan on backtracking, hitting the asphalt, or continuing on the FLT. BE PREPARED! I've done this on a whim with just one bottle of water several times and regretted it. Otherwise, Jones Hill and Tinker Falls by themselves are a great three-hour tour.
Jausaun M. on Tinkers Falls Trail
tough hike with kids but you can go both behind and to the base of the waterfall
Technically, you are not allowed to mountain bike on any trails in the tinkers falls area. But, there is a hidden gem here for some downhill. If you park at the normal parking lot on 91 and ride down 91, take a left on Shackham Road and go up the hill. At the top of the hill, you will see a trail that crosses the road. Go left towards tinker falls. After a short uphill hike there is flat and decently smooth singletrack for awhile which then leads into a steep off camber trail which ends at the top of the falls. It's a solid 10 minutes of fast downhill, but be sure to have good brakes. Also, the corners on the steep hill are very sharp so be ready to slow down, and there are some logs down across the trail. I have never even seen anyone else on this trail, so I wouldn't worry about getting yelled at for riding on this trail.