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a bit more challenging than I thought it'd be, but totally worth it.

Fun and challenging trail. Quite steep in places. Could be marked a little better in spots.

It said moderate, but for someone out of shape, it was a bit difficult with LOTS of climbing up rocks, stones, roots, boulders, etc. I made it to the top and consider that quite an accomplishment for this newly retired person. Of course, it was encased in a cloud, but still, I'm glad I went. Sometimes the trail disappeared near the top...

cool trail.did it with my 10 month old son

A moderate hike in difficulty and distance for those used to hiking on rocks. Great reward at the Peak with 360 degree views and a wonderful seat for a picnic lunch or quick snack. Bring your camera!

trail running
17 days ago

Two places I know of to start this trail run and I started off of Luce Hill Road, which was a little confusing to find the trail as it is basically a double track/logger road (Haul Rd) off Luce road into the woods. You follow the double track to the bypasses, I skipped the bypasses by going straight and experienced a challenging uphill on the double track all the way past the sign for the Von Trapp trails till the turn off for Ranch Camp Trail then right onto Kimmers trail, which was a great downhill, fast, single track for over a mile to the fork. Going left lead to small parking lot, going right went down a rocky/grassy wide, mowed trail. After a mile or so it curved up right/uphill to re-join with Haul road. The trail is fairly well marked and was lots of fun to run on. Very beautiful scenery in the forest. I would definitely run again.

Great hike with beautiful views and excellent foliage colors. The shared pictures give some insight into the view. If you want a shorter and less strenuous hike; park at the higher parking lot. It will cut out about 0.45 miles (based on signage).
There were a few friendly local dogs at the top and a handful of couple. Highly recommended two!

21 days ago

Fun moderate hike. Very popular spot. Steep sections manageable for the occasional hiker.

1 month ago

Great little trail with lovely waterfall. Fairly good sized rocks to climb to get to the top of the falls.

1 month ago

Great hike

Great hike probably even better on a my bike

I questioned this trail to start because the beginning of trail is very unkept.  But the waterfalls were spectacular, even in a dry season.  Overall it's a short 30 minute trail that is very easy, except for end which is a little steep.  It's rare to get such a payoff for so little work.  This is a great trail to do on cloudy or overcast day.

Easy for families and with very pretty views. Pretty quick loop. Some steep areas with places where you would need to watch children but overall accessible! The trail does keep going if you would like to extend the walk, but not necessary. Great short sunset walk :)

we took our 4 yr old on this trail and she loved it. we only went as far as the waterfall but it seemed like the trail kept going. right before the waterfall the trail gets steep, but with an adult helping her, my 4 year old did it. Highly recommended.