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My girlfriend and I did this as a day hike. Totally doable if you start early enough and are in somewhat decent shape. We took about 6 hours including a couple breaks. There are also a healthy number of established campsites along the way if you want to break it into a multi-day trip. I would also come back in the summer just to play around in the water on the Mau-Har Trail.

hiking
4 days ago

I didn't have time to do even half of this trail so will have to come back, but the part I did do was great.

From Rt. 56 to the Harper's Creek campground was not very hard. A gradual upward climb to a ridge, then down to the campground. The section after the campground was steeper and much rockier, but doable.

Once you reach the ridge that runs up to the summit there are endless views on both sides. This ridge has several knobs, with the last one covered in large boulders, and the steepest part I climbed.

Parking lot was not crowded, and I saw maybe 10 people at the campground, but nobody along the trail.

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5 days ago

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Went there in 2011 while on a family reunion in Virginia. Simple trail with lots of steps. The waterfall itself was okay, not very impressive, possibly because it was in the middle of summer. But beautiful nonetheless.

hiking
7 days ago

It is a loop if you go to end past Lake and up to Ridge. Ridge trail not well marked. turn left at top past the plastic sign in jar.

Love this trial

The first 0.8 miles are really nice, definitely what I thought this trail would be. Very scenic, crossing a few streams, pleasant. After that first stretch, the rest of the trail is literally all incline. We walked another 2 miles of incline and then turned around.

Beautiful view and not too hard of a hike.