So I did this hike back in May and I ended up having to park about a mile away from the trail head because of how many people decided to hit the trail on the same day. If you're going to to this hike, I highly recommend you going early in the morning. Although the falls are GORGEOUS, the hike is just not worth it when the trail is packed with people and you're literally stepping on peoples ankles because everyone is packed together like sardines and really close to each other. The falls are worth 5 stars, but I am rating it a 3 because it was just too busy.
Suuuuuper easy. Albeit very pretty area it felt like a mile walk by the river with a couple inclines. My friend and I got to the upper part of the falls (the bridge) and kept walking for another mile at least because we felt it couldn't be the end before we realized we were next to a freeway and turned around. Even with that add on we were done with the whole thing in 90 minutes and weren't tired at all. I would def call this a trail and not a hike. The viewpoint was very pretty though
This was a nice hike for our family of 3 boys. The grade was just challenging enough for our youngest 3-year-old. If you stay on the trail you don't really get very close to the falls which was a bit disappointing. My biggest issue with this hike was the crowd. We arrived just before lunch on a Sunday and the parking lot was full and overflowing down the street. The trail was so crowded that several times we got stuck behind a traffic jam of hikers. If you don't like crowds, stay away from this trail or try an early morning on a weekday.
Was challenging after doing Rattlesnake Ledge a couple days prior. Definitely felt the burn and we were carrying the kids. The falls was worth the easy trek. Took about 2hrs roundtrip. Wasn't too busy when we started @ 9:30 but was once we left (around 11:30).
I only give this a 4 star because if it wasn't for me to find a secret way to go to the bottom of the waterfall, you would have just seeing it from high up above. It's a short hike and overall very pretty! Recommended it if ur looking for something short abs quick.
The hike itself was nice. We made the mistake of starting it off near the Iron Horse trailhead;which meant we walked for about 1.5hours before finding the end/start of the trail. It was very mild heading in, but by the end,all of the gravel made it hard for those of us hoping for an "easy hike. I definitely recommend parking at the other parking lot instead of near rattlesnake ridge. I am hoping that clear directions are updated onto the state trails websites for those new to the area.