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This is a beautiful trail. Well kept up. It is pretty level the whole way until you head down to the ocean. Very accessible for children young and old (not stroller accessible for the most part). Ok to take you dog on leash only unless signs state otherwise. You'll love it!
I have been to this waterfall numerous times. I love the location however, the waterfall itself is not awe inspiring and the trail is steep and slippery. Plus you should know that this trail would be difficult for young children (-5). FYI
-The waterfall is a stream of water that has more volume in the winter months (Dec - April). This stream of water cascades over what looks to be a giant (and I mean giant!) black boulder. The structure of the waterfall is amazing, its just that the amount of water flow can be disappointing.
-The Location is amazing! Another post states that the location is "other-worldly" and I couldn't agree more! It looks like you have stepped into a movie. Beautiful redwood trees live and extremely tall along with some fallen redwoods that can be climbed on and experienced horizontally. There are also some beautiful clearings if you venture past the waterfall.
Overall I gave the trail 3 stars for the accessibility and the amount of water flow. The hike is also pretty short, and can be challenging on the way back.
Amazing! Takes about 2-3 hours to see everything. Admission is $14 for general, kids less, dogs are free. We brought our dog and she loved it, lots of little forest trails to walk thorough and shaded areas with a little creek. The bluffs are worth it at the end! Easy walk and the gardens are beautiful with most species labeled.