Tons of spider webs, recent forest fire so NO wildlife and much of the foliage was destroyed. Good elevation changes and lots of different terrain though. Make sure you find the old Civil War Cemetery! It was the coolest part. The overlook at the end was (mostly) worth the lack of scenery on the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Be prepared! The densely forested canyon hides the canyon walls that you descend through. The temperature can be up to 20 degrees warmer than when you start out.More than one case of dehydration has been documented here.

This "trail" is extremely confusing. There were no visible signs indicating the direction for Amber's Den. We ended up at the river following a TWRA officer's instructions for the loop and realized we weren't even on the "trail." It wasn't until the way up we found a small sign about 15 foot up a tree indicating which direction to go. Welches Point was definitely the best part of the day, great outlook. Amber's Den on the other hand didn't work out to well for our group.

Love this place, the trail is amazing

hiking
1 month ago

An ideal hike! We went after a snow and it was gorgeous. All the falls were spectacular. Moderate difficulty with only a few steep sections, and the trail is well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad place. I wouldn't consider this hard to be honest. There are some good declines which make for a tougher hike out. Plenty of different routes for overlooks,waterfalls, and caves. Trails are fairly branded so it doesn't seem to easy too get lost or off track. Went on a Thursday morning and did not meet any others on trail! I would recommend for sure, Enjoy!

loved the beauty!

camping
3 months ago

Camped out at the top of virgin falls. All the falls besides Big Laurel and Virgin did not have water. Top of Virgin had plenty of moving water. Beautiful hike. Will be back again.

hiking
3 months ago

The falls are absolutely beautiful, probably even more beautiful if we had some rain! My kids and I went on this hike and it's a lot of up hills and down hills, but it is worth it. Lots of spots to explore and venture into! But the falls is the main beauty of this hike❤️️loved it!!! Probably going to back in spring to camp next time

hiking
3 months ago

camping
3 months ago

This place is Beautiful!!!

camping
3 months ago

Went mid summer. Super dry, but we still had a great time. There was plenty of cool fresh water once you got to the falls. There are some great camping spots all around the falls for anyone interested in an over night