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Hiked this for the second time on 2/23/17..The first time I hiked it, was back in June 2016(Summer Hike) with my kiddos. We enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls and eating lunch on the river while playing in the water. This last time we hiked here, we found a few trees down along the trail many had been cut to get through the trail. About 3.5 miles in there was a HUGE tree down that you have to climb over to continue on the trail. There was little snow and ice. Love this trail, always pleasing

So. First time attempting this trail, and I had a bit of a difficult time. First off, turning off the 530, mine road runs straight for a half mile, then comes to a small turnout, with a "school bus turnaround" sign on the left. At this point, take a right, and an immediate left. This will get you to the actual trailhead. Boulders and a bridge on the left marks your trail.
Walk this trail for a while, passing over a few blowdowns. you'll pass over the creek twice, then come across a small clearing with the Neiderprum Trail on your right. Begin your quad workout here .
Now, I hiked this in late February, and after the 26 switchbacks (yeah....), I lost the trail. I traversed two large slide areas, and the "trail" became a steep, almost impossible-to-climb hill towards the summit. Unfortunately, I was unable to locate Neiderprum Landing, or enjoy any views of the surrounding peaks.
Overall, the hike was awesome and I will definitely be returning, but once the snow melts. The vertical gain was more intense than most hikes in this area, so be prepared to take breaks on the ascend. Have a blast, and make sure to sign in.

~Voltron

I expected an end to the trail, but the trail clearly continues on after the purported end. The waterfalls were nice, though.

awesome and great for kids! not very crowed since it's February. some snow but not much. we turned around at about 2.5 miles because of our 6 yr old, but it was beautiful!

backpacking
8 days ago

nice hike forthe begging of the year start to your hiking season. and through it also. the hike past the falls become more fun

walking
14 days ago

Fairly easy- even with the snow and ice on the ground. Great views and waterfall experience.

great place to casually stroll through the woods for hours

Enjoyable hike through the rustic woods today. This place has several trails to enjoy, you could definitely get lost if you don't have a map download. Dog, kid and horse friendly. Great for all skill types. Looking forward to coming back.

hiking
1 month ago

been here 3 or 4 times nice shorter hike not to much of incline just enough tho. nice waterfalls good for pictures. end of winter is a good time for snow and big waterfalls.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail, well marked. Good for a walk for people & dogs. Not too much scenery to photograph, which is my hobby.

Beautiful trail, unique waterfalls, but the road to get to the start of the trail is terrible. Want to hike this again so badly but don't want to put our car on that road.

Beautiful hike! Took my 2 dogs with me and they enjoyed it as well. There was a huge tree down that made it difficult to get to the 3rd waterfall but other than that it was great!

Expansive. Peaceful. The power lines the only drawback.

Enjoyable hike with impressive waterfalls. Trail starts out wide, but narrows significantly which makes passing others on the trail difficult. I'd definitely come back and camp next summer

Washed out road was difficult to get over but we were able to make it in our high clearance vehicle. Probably would've hiked the extra miles if we had known that it would be that hard to get over the road.

We didn't use crampons, but they would've been extremely beneficial.

It was also hard to find the road to get there, so make sure you have good directions.

Saw a black bear, deer, goats, and birds!

It was spectacular and amazing!

We took our 6 and 8 year olds. Fun for everyone. Loved hiking around the "creekbanks"...