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Very nice hike, lots to see all along the way. The waterfall is beautiful but my favorite part were the many creek crossings, so fun! Just be sure when you see the first waterfall coming down the hill on your right, that you go up the hill on your left. We kept going straight through the ravine along the creek and realized the trail didn't continue that way
Strenuous especially when climbing away from the creek, but worth it. I started at Aptos village and went 16 miles total in 5 hours. I warm fall day is the ideal time for this hike and I couldn't believe I was the only person on the trail on a Sunday afternoon.