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A fun little shady hike along the creek.

Beautiful trails, great place for a relaxing and easy hike.

Beware!!! I was hiking at 4:30pm this afternoon with my 5 yr old and 2 yr old. We heard, then saw, a large rattlesnake about 18 inches away from my 2 yr old. We were in the middle of the trail and the snake was just off the trail in the tall grass. I'm extremely upset, as I am an avid hiker and have never encountered a rattlesnake on this trail in the past. With the amazing rain this year the canyon is lush and green and just perfectly serene. Unfortunately, I won't be taking the kids back here anytime soon, as they love to retrieve sticks and this easily could have been a fatal afternoon for my youngest, who weighs 25 lbs. That being said, grab your thickest boots and a walking stick and enjoy this trail, maybe leave the dogs and kids at home. The waterfall is beautiful right now and despite danger for the littler ones, it should not be missed.

Not too hard of a hike but it was very beautiful! Moderate to easy walk very rocky so not for little dogs, but still really awesome!

Easy trail. There was plenty of water in the creek and so much grass! I saw two people on my hike. I loved the isolation