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This is an aggressive trail for a day trip. I decided to go clockwise to avoid having to climb out the stone door with weary legs. The trail is difficult in the fall with the leaves down on top of unstable rocks. Despite extreme drought conditions, I was pleased to see Ranger Falls still flowing! The Rim trail is relatively flat with a incredible overlooks from time to time. There's a lot of loose rocks on the Gulf trail. All trails are marked relatively well with placards and junctions have clear signage. Total trip was 9.8 miles with a jaunt to Ranger Falls mixed in.

backpacking
16 days ago

Great views from BCR. Stone Door to Alum via BCG is tough with a pack in cold weather. Currently, there is no water. Staff and ranger at Stone and Alum are friendly and knowledgeable.

Great trail and waterfall area. it was dried up when I went but would have been awesome if it ever rains again.

The scenery was beautiful but I didn't find this hike hard at all. The trails are well maintained and markers are easy to see. If you are looking for a harder trail, try nearby fiery gizzard. I hiked this a few weekends ago and it truly is difficult.

The Collins West portion of the loop is becoming overgrown with thorns and bushes. The Stagecoach portion of the loop is a solid rock trail that is rough on the knees and ankles. The different waterfall areas were very nice even though there was no water.

What a beautiful hike this time of year! The foliage was blazing! Too bad there was NO WATER coming over the falls, or even down the river. Fun hike. will try to do it again in the spring when the water is flowing.

It was dry when we went. It doesn't compare to Stone Door!! You might as well see it while you are there.

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained trails and easy hike. The Falls were all dry this time. Very peaceful and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Dry waterfall - Savage Fall

backpacking
1 month ago

Great views from the overlooks. All creeks and waterfalls were dry.

hiking
2 months ago

Plan to hike this trail again tomorrow. Great day hike. I would rate as moderate due to terrain. It's easy as long as you take note of the ground below your feet.