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Beautiful trails and waterfalls!

Easy for first time hikers as well as experienced. just make sure you have water prior as water is quarter mile away if you dont want to walk. but worth it!!!

hiking
1 day ago

Really enjoyed the hike to the falls. The trail is gorgeous, and the "obstacles" walking in and around rocks and tree roots made it interesting. Definitely not difficult, since we saw many people with young children during the hike. Took our two Chihuahuas along and they had no problem with the terrain. The falls at the end made the hike well worth it.

Took my seven and eight year old sons - the trail had lots of fun water stops and the water fall was approachable and beautiful.

loved the views. Truly worth the drive. Would like to go in fall and even start over night.

Views are beautiful and it’s very peaceful at the top. Like others have said, it’s not much of a “hike” it’s more of a walk to the top, take in the scenery and head back to the bottom. All and all tho, it’s definitely beautiful up there.

Overall an easy well graded trail, very nice drop onto a lower rock. No pool but a great mist and shower.

This is not a hike it’s short and beyond easy. The 8 mile drive up the mountain is more eventful than the “hike”.

There is are fantastic views at the summit and great sunsets, but good luck enjoying them. Due to the simplicity of the “hike” there will be tons of people at the summit to provide you with a relaxing atmosphere of pizza, loud music, and obnoxiously loud laughing and screaming. If you’re looking for relaxation and a peaceful evening then skip this one

hiking
13 days ago

The parking lot is unimproved dirt and is medium sized so it fills quickly. (I was almost the first car in the lot when I got there and after hiking Hooker-Triple-High Falls the lot was packed and cars lined both sides of the road.) Hooker Falls Trail leads to a popular swimming area at the base of the falls and is only minutes from the parking lot. After an easy walk to view this small falls, double back, cross the bridge, and head uphill to the beautiful Triple Falls and further up to High Falls. At Triple Falls there is a long set of wooden steps that lead you to a flat rock landing between the 2nd and 3rd falls and is an excellent spot to view and photograph all three of the Triple Falls. (Don't miss this.) The viewing area has a single wire cable preventing visitors from straying too near the falls but kids could walk right under it. High Falls is a beautiful, long double cascade with a covered bridge at the top and can be easily seen from the viewing area along the trail.

on Bridal Veil Falls

15 days ago

moderate trail. fun

A 1.4 mile round trip, easy trail to a beautiful and quaint waterfall.

This hike was not particularly demanding. it did have some nice views at the top.

Great easy trail, quick in and out, a good bit of hikers, fun rocks to climb and get great photos. M

Really crowded hike and this was on a weekday. I did this and a bit more. I started at Hooker Falls, went up to see those falls and then turned up to Triple Falls and onto High Falls. From there I continued up over the covered bridge over High Falls and went up to Grassy Creek Falls - that's worth skipping as there was nothing to see. From Grassy Creek I turned back up on Buck Forest Road down to Thomas Cemetery to Sandy to Wintergreen Falls. Then back up to the Guion parking area and then back all the way on Buck Forest. A good long lollipop but this whole area is really easy to hike.

Beautiful waterfall after a nice meandering moderate trail.

Pretty very populated

21 days ago

Easy. Nice clear water swimming hole

Nice trail. The waterfalls are gorgeous but the trail to the upper isn’t well marked. Never saw a blaze and went off the path for a little bit. Fortunately there are a ton of people who you will run into at some point to redirect.

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail and can be done with kids!

Great trail that can be done with kids - moderate due to some steep rocks but very manageable

Upper falls is worth it despite wet trail and many offshoots.

Easy and mostly flat.

I have hiked this easy trail a few times but I always found that a lot of people wasn't aware of Little Moore Cove Fall nearby.

hiking
25 days ago

Oh my gosh of my favorite falls thus far. So gorgeous. Hike isn’t bad.

hiking
25 days ago

The hike is super steep so wear the right shoes. Gorgeous falls and completely worth the hike.

hiking
27 days ago

Loved the water fall. Was so much fun!!

Great waterfalls very busy area get there early and can beat the crowds

a cool waterfall! the trail to get there isn't my favorite (it's all gravel roads), but the view at the end is worth it. passing lake julia and fawn lake is also nice.

A trail i've been doing since I was a little kid. Walk up the hiking trail to the right & walk back down the gravel road. The views from the top are amazing, and sometimes there's cows! trails are always in great condition, and it's never too crowded. great for the sunset!

I was told how fantastic that place was, and drove about 2hours for it. I will admit I was a bit dissappointed. If you are around, sure do it! But otherwise...

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