Kari C. on Mima Falls Trail
The trail is well maintained and fairly easy. The only annoyance was all the horse poop on the trail but it wasn't anything major. Dogs on leash are allowed which is nice, took an overweight three year old golden lab and he did great. This is a hike I would bring my somewhat older parents on.
This trail is covered in horse poop! It is gravel all the way too the falls. A lot of money has been spent on this trail and seems to be a perfect bike trail. The route going to the falls isn't marked well. Good luck trying to find it and once you get there it is a let down. The water that feeds the trickling falls looks nasty and wouldn't dare touch it. I give it 3 stars because it would be great for biking and not hiking.
Disappointed. Not impressed with the "waterfall" barely even a waterfall. There are no signs showing where to go to get to it. If you continue on from the waterfall you enter a 15 mile loop. The 5.5 miles it says on the description is not a loop. There is horse poop everywhere on the trail but there is a pretty view if you accidentally hike 5 more miles in above the trees.
My daughter and I were excited to bike near the water but this route has no water views like shown in the photos. The path is nicely paved but is not a loop like described. If you start at the head of the trail, you must use an overpass on Evergreen Parkway to get to the other part of the trail. We think this trail would be more interesting when it's a bit more wet as most of the ponds and bogs were dry. McLane School has done a nice job of labeling areas and critters of interest.
Eh. This trail is not that enjoyable this time of year as it is littered with horse poop and muffled down by the sounds of gun shots. Its not until you reach the falls where you can't hear the reminiscing bangs. The falls themselves right now (August) is more like a trickle of water since the water level is low. Wait until the colder weather or spring season.
Nice easy hike. Gun shots aren't too bad. My wife and I just tuned them out after 10 min of hiking. Plenty of shade and berries! Before we knew it, we came upon the falls and got a few pics in accompanied with our friend. We crossed paths with a few bikers but I usually just jump out of the way and let them have the right of way as soon as I here them coming. One guy had a continuous bell going as he was riding. It would be nice if they all had that, or at least one if there were two or more coming around the corner. It would make the clearer path for everyone!! All in all it was fun and enjoyable, I recommend this trail for all to enjoy! Kids watch for the horse poop!!
My family enjoys this trail very much. Dog friendly, easy walk, through a beautiful diverse forest. The salmon spawn in November. You will encounter beavers, deer, birds, turtles, newts, and wildlife a plenty. Bring duck food (NOT bread, crackers, chips, etc) and you will get some fantastic, up close and personal views of the birds. There is a mix of dirt paths and boardwalks. Nice covered picnic area at the trail entrance. Outhouse available. must have a discover pass or pay to park.