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hiking
1 day ago

The last mile of this trail is strenuous. We saw MULTIPLE scat from bear, and horses also use this trail. I would strongly recommend walking the Lookout Tower Rd the rest of the way up to truly experience the view.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a loop trail but you do have to walk on the side of Highway 64 for a little ways. If you go during the week or non-busy hiking season you will be the only one on the trail. There are also white blaze markers along the Rock Creek portion but they are old and some are gone due to age or the tree rotted. There are a lot of trees down due to the tornadoes in the area this year so there is a lot of climbing over dead falls, which is fun but have to be careful to not lose the trail in a couple of them. Usually the trail is very easy to follow but its getting more difficult which is also good. We had bear activity when we hiked but not any problems with them. Once at the intersection of the Dry Pond Lead trail on the way to Highway 64 the blaze makers are very easy to find. They are white and diamond shaped. Still one of my funnest day hikes. Mostly because of no people.

Beautiful

hiking
5 days ago

on Benton Falls Trail

hiking
5 days ago

on Benton Falls Trail

5 days ago

The trail is mostly flat with rock steps down to the creek at the end. The falls are beautiful and look like a water wall. Nice easy walk.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Went again a month later. This time made it to waterfall which is off the trail. Rock overhang at waterfall. Don't know if this is the "cave", or if we just didn't find the cave.
Didn't go to end, but app registered us hiking 4.7 miles round trip. Good day!

Awesome views, but the hike is definitely steep. Bring lots of water and don't forget to rest along your ascent.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Great 3mi round trip, the falls are about 60 ft and plan to get wet for some fun