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The trail was well marked with easy access to the trailhead. There are plenty of trail maps but no bathrooms. The trail is very rocky and narrow making the rating of “moderate” accurate. My two children got excited for a bench at about two miles. They sat down only to realize a minute later that they were COVERED in termites! My five year old was in pure horror! We tried to finish the loop with the shortcut but after a quarter of a mile farther, we decided it was best to turn around. After returning back to the car and fully stripping their clothes, we also found three ticks on my husband and daughter. Heads up that this is not a young kid friendly hike. I wish we would’ve have gotten a chance to see the entire trail and what it has to offer. I gave it three stars because I’m sure it’s a good trial for others, but I wish I’d known it wasn’t for my family. Oh well, you live and you learn.

Any area along Richland creek offers great trails and beautiful scenery from the wooded area's to the multiple waterfalls. Falling water, Twin falls, and six fingers falls to name a few. This is a must see area if you've not been dont miss out anymore

it was a great trail did take a little bit to find the trail went off of it multiple time but was also first time out there had a blast water was kind of low went July 15 2018 going back this weekend right after a rain august 11th 2018 will report when I return.

hiking
1 month ago

Do not go clockwise on the trail. you need to go counterclockwise or stay to the right because if you follow the sign left, the trail starts off kind of clear but about a mile into it it gets very very thick and is not well worn at all. The trail gets thick and difficult to follow and there are still trees down blocking the path that you have to go through under or over. Overall, it was an okay hike and I think it will be better in the fall especially after a heavy rain.

Was really excited for this trail. Left early morning from Kansas to come to this trail and we walked it for a good 45 minutes and realized there is no water at all... nothing like the pictures show. I was really disappointed.

backpacking
1 month ago

Spent the weekend here at the beginning of June. The trail is clearly marked, but very overgrown and sometimes hard to see past the overgrowth. There's a beautiful campsite near a creek and one right past a dirt road. Plenty of camping spots near the waterfalls. It was strenuous. The climbs can be rough. A lot of loose rocks and larger rocks and roots. Wear very comfortable shoes that are water resistant. You have to cross some creeks.

Neat rock formations and fun to check out the base of the bluffs. Better views on other bluff hikes. A lot of the hike is in the woods.

Great for trail running. I prefer to run it in reverse. It isn’t as hard on your feet and knees at the end when you end at the trail head. The full trail is beautiful, but the shortcut is just as challenging.

I did a small backpacking trip with a few teenagers on this trail, and we all had a blast. Well marked trails and a nice campground!

I love the solitude of this trail. I run it weekly.

hiking
2 months ago

A good challenge and a nice payoff at the summit.

I loved this trail. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to complete and take your time. Would like to come back again. Very beautiful and easy to find. If you don’t want to finish all the way, there is a short cut you can take to take across the path to the finish. Not sure exactly where it’s at but after the 3rd mile maybe. I took it. Lol would have liked to go all the way around if I had enough daylight.

backpacking
2 months ago

Besides being hot which was expect had lot of fun found a great spot to camp with a great view did alot of the other trials too definitely doing it again.

There are no clear markers at the starting of the trail. Went the wrong way for a bit before back tracking. But once in the trail, it is beautiful. We stopped multiple times to get in the water since the weather was so hot.

hiking
2 months ago

This was my first solo hiking/camping trip. The trail is marked fairly well and I didn't have much trouble staying on track. I did follow the creek as intended. However, the water was high enough that I needed to swim across Richland Creek to get to Twin Falls. You will be getting wet! At several points during the trail you will need to cross a body of water on foot. Most of which were about calf/knee height for me. The last was waist/chest height and at times you cannot touch the bottom completely so you need to be very careful. The current can be strong in some areas. When you come to a bend in the creek with a flat stoney shore, you'll need to cross where it comes to a fork. This is the only part that is not marked. There is no indication that you'll need to cross at that point. Luckily, I ran into a couple at the very spot and they asked me if I was looking for Twin Falls. They mentioned they had been there before and pointed me in the right direction. I would not have been able to find it if it weren't for their guidance. Continue on for about half a mile (maybe less) and you will know you've reached Twin Falls when you see it. Although it is marked a "hard" trail, I think it is doable for anybody who is generally active. There's various terrain and beautiful scenery everywhere you turn. I will be back to continue exploring and to possibly bring friends!

You’ll have to swim the river to get to the trail head. Watch for the sign across the bank. Not a bad hike. Marked well but lots of ticks.

backpacking
2 months ago

Outstanding area to hike and backpack. Stunning scenery. It has it all for the desert lovers

backpacking
2 months ago

Stunning hike, great views, offers everything could expect out of Escalante.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely stunning trail with some unbelievably beautiful areas to explore and photograph. I cannot recommend this trail highly enough and I greatly encourage any and everyone to make this trip. The pedestals and caves that are off the main path are well worth exploring and truly awesome. ***WARNING: there are side trails that are extreme perilous for young adults and children that are unfamiliar with the area; some holes in the rocks have plummets of well over 100ft, so take extreme caution when hiking around these areas.*** We hiked this trail and the accompanying nearby King's Bluff loop (see review for that trail, too) and absolutely adored it. Despite the few ticks that were pulled off the next day, it was well worth it. 5/5 stars, easy.

Not a bad trail, but I found two ticks crawling around on me later in the day.

Simple trail with some great views. Good start for beginners

hiking
3 months ago

Make sure to add time for exploring.

Heavy traffic on weekends.

The creek and falls are very beautiful. The fallen trees have been cleared from the trail, and were a sight to see themselves. We enjoyed exploring the falls and climbing on the boulders.

Parts of the trail, especially near the creek at the picnic table, are not clearly marked. We were concerned we lost the trail at one point but we walked along the creek until we found the picnic table. The bridge only crossed a side creek, not the main creek. The creek was hard to cross to get to the bridge for my grandfather, who is physically fit but has bad eyesight.

Well marked trail with great valley views, steep drops and lovely creek access. It was a wonderful spring hike. I would not think the view would not be as great with all the leaves on the trees.

Did the basic loop due to time constraints. Leave yourself half a day if you want to see it all. Quiet and beautiful trail with lots of scenery. Tip. Do the loop clockwise. It makes the climb back up easier

hiking
4 months ago

This and Richland creek trail have got to be my favorite places to hike!

Great trail. Lots of areas to explore below the main trail once you get near the pedestal rocks including caves and natural springs. Will definitely be coming back

The hike was good and not too hard! The rocks are amazing. There’s a cave system underneath the trail too that is worth spending time looking through. Beautiful!

Awesome Hike, Beautiful Views

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