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I saw several trees knocked down and for the first time ever, heard at least 4 trees fall. Also, the icicles are melting and falling on trail. Be careful!

I combined this with Cedar Grove which is on the State Park trail pamphlet and it made a nice 4 .25 mile loop using the road from the beach instead of goung to the campground. Beach is closed, park is quiet, scenic views thru the trees this time of year. It was exactly what I needed.

My comments are only covering the Indian Staircase itself. As an average skilled person, who loves to hike, and is only slightly afraid of heights, I feel that the scramble up the staircase is incredibly difficult. I did not understand that the staircase is basically climbing up the side of a cliff, and having never rock climbed or scrambled before, I was absolutely terrified. A person could easily slip and fall and get seriously injured or killed. There is very little to hold onto and only a few footholds to aid you in your climb. The sandstone is slippery and it is hard to pull yourself up in a few areas. I felt like I was going to fall the whole time but was afraid to come back down the staircase - It seemed more dangerous to do so than it was to continue up. When I reached what I thought was the end I sat down and was shaking. Little did I know there was still more to go and for me it was just as hard if not a harder to climb. I finally made it to the top with a little help from my husband and I sat on a log and, well I’m not embarrassed to say, I cried. I felt like I cheated death and am still unsure how I made it to the top. I’m still rating this 5 stars because for someone who has experience in scrambling, rock climbing, and are just thrill seekers, the staircase really is amazing and the views are breathtaking. But if you are just an average joe/Jane who may have some fear of heights, THIS MAY NOT BE FOR YOU!!!

wandern
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schlammig
6 days ago

wandern
7 days ago

I sprained my ankle here

wandern
schlammig
10 days ago

Perfect for an all day hike or an overnight camp/hike. If you camp, you have to get a permit. This actually worked out good for us this past Saturday. We were caught in a major storm. We were ok, but the lodge called our emergency number to make sure we were ok. The blazes are fairly new and a definite upgrade from the previous blazes. Still a few places you have to pay attention to what you are doing, or you might be off trail. I wish I was back on this trail right now!

completely recommend. Indian staircase and cloud splitter are both awesome and unique!

wandern
18 days ago

My friend and I were pleased with this quick and scenic trail. We went after many days of rain so the waterfall was strong. The trail is also very well marked. Along the hike, there are many quaint bridges that cross a small stream. In many spots it can be a bit rocky, I would recommend supportive shoes!

wandern
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schlammig
19 days ago

wandern
19 days ago

This was a lot of fun, but make sure to bring some extra socks and shoes (maybe pants). You are above the creek for the first quarter to half mile or so, and then making frequent crosses between sides. I made it to the falls only being wet to my ankles, but just went for it on the way back and got wet to my knees. I went on a Sunday and it had rained a lot that previous Friday. Several tree trunks to use for crossing. Not required, but will keep you drier for longer. It’s actually quite lovely with all the large rock formations. It makes you feel a little like you’re in the land of giants. This isn’t a difficult hike, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

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steinig
20 days ago

Pioneer forage trail: short and easy. Fort looks cool, but has an entrance fee, so bring money if you want to go in. Saw a neat little snail as well!

Amazing! Beautiful!

I went on this trail in July. The trail was well maintained and pretty easy except for where someone has left a rope to make it easier to get around. There were quite a few hikers on the trail and a couple bicyclists when I went. The falls were pretty and trailing leading to was beautiful as well.

wandern
21 days ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Wasn’t very difficult I’d consider this “easy” the only part that was actually strenuous was the massive staircase on the way back which was literally just stairs. The arch at the end of the trail was really a neat formation. Strongly recommend the koomer ridge campground if you’re not feeling up for the various rustic spots in the gorge because there is plenty of privacy and lots of space for tent camping at the sites.

wandern
23 days ago

Nice, short hike. To walk out on the rock overlooking the lake there is a big step down over a rock. Not for everyone. Beautiful view of the lake. This was my second time walking this area. Had to search to find the entrance to get on the actual trail. The walking bridge is a little unstable. Easy hike with the exception of going down/up hill to get on and off the trail, but there may be an easier access that my crew and I were unaware of.

wandern
23 days ago

Great hike and not to strenuous. Once you park your car, facing the bathrooms the trailhead starts to the left of the bathrooms (away from the bridge). Lots of creek crossings and your feet will be wet after doing this trail..make sure to bring extra shoes and socks for afterwards. My Apple watch tracked this hike at 5.9 miles roundtrip. Beautiful waterfall at the end.

Great little hike. Took my youngest boy 7, he loved every second of it. We got to jump accross the creek, climb over logs, and scramble up a few side trails, all the things we love!

Well maintained and easy to follow even though no trail blazes are on the trees. Several Creek crossings and a couple of scrambles- on steep area has a rope to help you down and back up. The falls were lovely- lots of rain this week- worth the trip

This is a dog friendly trail and I would recommend it to anyone. A lot of uphill climb‘s but worth it nonetheless. A little rough if backpacking but definitely doable. Awesome trail if just going for a day hike.

wandern
schlammig
scrambling
24 days ago

This trail was a blast, but not at all for the faint of heart with the areas of climbing. It is definitely a higher grade scramble up Indian Staircase, and then there is the rope which is probably the easiest way to ascend the rock face at Cloudsplitter. I slid down on my butt to descend it (went just to the left of the rope tree looking down). The All-Trails recording is spot on, but we missed a few turn offs due to chatting and had to backtrack a bit. The Sheltowee turn off of the main Indian Staircase/Adena loop was a little hard to sort initially, but you just follow the creek bed which goes toward the left downhill.

I hiked this loop a couple of days before Christmas, so winter is in full swing. No leaves are on the trees so the views of the ridges and Green River was perfect. Started at the trailhead just off the Visitor's Center parking lot and headed down the well marked trail. The trail has many large tree roots and plenty of large rocks, but nothing too strenuous as this is one of the easier trails south of the river. Very beautiful views of the ridge lines and forest make this a very enjoyable hike down to the river. The trail has an overlook of the Green River as it turns and parallels down to the southern bank. It ends at a junction where a hiker can turn up back towards the Visitor's Center at approximately 1.9 miles. Using the Echo Springs trailhead, I passed over the River Styx overlook and hiked to the Springs before turning back and taking the Mammoth Sink trail back to the Visitor Center. Overall my hike measured approximately 4.2 miles. I recommend hiking this in the winter for the views and the solitude, as these trails are very populous during the summer tourist season.

wandern
abseits des Weges
schlammig
sturmholz
27 days ago

Beautiful hike through rhododendron forest. This is not an official trail within the Gorge so it’s not maintained. 1. Is trail marked? - No. (but common sense dictates follow the stream to the waterfall) 2. Are there creek crossings? - Yes. Enough of them that I lost count. This isn’t a maintained trail so there aren’t bridges so if you are worried about wet and muddy feet then this hike isn’t for you. 3. Should I hike this if it’s rained recently? - Only if you’re an asshole.

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