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What a great opportunity to hike a bit of the Appalachian Trail in a small dose. This short, 2 mile hike doesn't disappoint. The views from the top are spectacular, and the journey to get there is fairly easy. Worth the trip!

hiking
17 days ago

If the water was flowing better it had potential to be really something beautiful. A short hike, good for the kiddies to get a taste of hiking. Parking is $3. Make sure to go after a rain for best chance at good water flow.

it was short but a pretty falls, went in the rain so the trail was a puddle

1 month ago

Amazing view!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Definitely a nice but challenging trail

one of my favorite places on earth!

Hard getting up towards the end. Beautiful view! Short hike overall

Very nice views of the lake from every angle of the trail. A few steep hills to climb, but nothing too bad. It was a nice and shaded walk around. Only complaint would be the loose rocks on the trail that turns waking into skidding.

Not too strenuous. Did not see much wildlife but evidence of bears everywhere--watch your step!

2 months ago

Great short hike to interesting waterfall. Unfortunately not flowing much right now. I imagine this is a really pretty waterfall when flowing strong. This is an easy hike virtually all under the forest canopy. USFS campsite also, $12 for campsite $3 day use fee to hike. 2 miles total of one visits both falls.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy trails for my sons (10 & 6). We saw a black snake and a bear. Our hike was during the week, so not too many other hikers.

Really enjoyed this trail with a friend today. We are just starting regular hiking and the distance and changes in elevation made for a good moderate workout. Will definitely do again and try it from the opposite direction.

Very scenic, beautiful setting, hoping to find an open campsite but it was full. Primitive campsites outhouses and tent pads with a grill. Will not return more than likely, but really glad me and the kids got this one checked off our list.

hiking
3 months ago

This is my favorite trail so far. The initial walk on the highway threw me off a bit but after .7 miles I saw Neels Gap official start. Parking isn't allowed at Neels Gap unless you are a guest at the cabin. I didn't hike the entire 7.3 miles. I turned around after 5.8 miles when I got to Cow Rock which had an amazing view. The hike took about 6 hours with several stops. I didn't see any water spots along the way. Definitely worth the trip.