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Awesome trail. We loved the terrain. Beautiful views.

Great place to hike! Restrooms available. Lots of water scenes, waterfalls, and forrest to explore. Flat and easy marked trails. Dog friendly as well.

Amazing views. Idk about that 2.2 miles though. The loop took us awhile and we move at a decent pace.

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18 days ago

This a great hike for all levels. I would call the loop “easy” for hikers considering you go by at least 10 waterfalls, if not more counting the little ones. This is a must do hike!

hiking
19 days ago

We hiked the first half and saw 3 or 4 falls. We hiked out and back to same way. I carried our small dog in a carrier. We loved it!

A wonderful short trail - should take around two hours depending on if you stop to admire the old lodge. Parking is very limited with about 4-5 spots right by the trailhead and then limited roadside parking a short walk away. That said, I’ve never had an issue finding space if I’m determined to hike the trail.

Most of the trail is actually part of the Mountains to Sea Trail and is blazed white. The trail is fairly straightforward until you reach Rattlesnake Lodge. You’ll find lots of little side trails - most lead to smaller ruins or backpacking campgrounds.

If you stay the course on the white trail through the first part of the lodge, you’ll find additional ruins. A blue blazed path will be to your right going downhill right before these ruins. If you continue straight you’ll see two additional parts of the lodge. Running between them is another blue blazed path on the left going uphill and a white blazed path on the right.

If you take either of these paths you’ll complete the loop as it is on the map. I usually take the blue path first as it’s quite steep and harder to climb down than up, then make sure to go right when it meets the white trail. I highly recommend doing the loop as there are more ruins and lovely streams.

Overall the old lodge is fascinating to see and the hike is short & sweet. The trails are very well marked and maintained. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

on Tumalo Falls Loop

24 days ago

I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with this hike. The most effort that I had to put into it was getting parking. The waterfall was at the beginning and you didn't have to walk far from the parking lot to see it. There were mountain bikers everywhere and at time made it difficult to get past them on the narrow parts of the trail. They were even in areas the the signs said they weren't allowed. This made it hard to enjoy the trail. As beautiful as the waterfall was, I prefer to work to get to it, not walk 1 minute from where I parked.

Not difficult, but still a great workout and spectacular views

We (wife, dog, me) walked his trail on a Saturday afternoon in August. Delightful easy walk thru managed forest. Encountered occasional other cyclists, joggers, and walkers. Trail is thru the forest and does not offer panoramic views.

Awesome view of the gorge.

One of the most interesting trails in the gorge area. Fantastic views and not nearly as crowded as table rock and hawksbill

This is a beautiful hike and can be family/dog friendly. The water is SO blue and both waterfalls are absolutely stunning. Sahalie falls is very easy to access and it’s a short walk from the parking lot. The fall colors were in full effect when I did this hike & it’s beautiful. The hike itself is mostly flat.

Amazing views

one of my favorite trails. very easy, well maintained. the water is magical

The hike gives you lots of amazing views! Will definitely do this hike again when the fall colors are at peak

Rated hard, but very easy and a great view!

Pretty hike. Several beautiful waterfalls. Shaded so good for a hot Summer day. We had a group ranging in age from 13 to 55. Hike was enjoyed by all.

Awesome trail along the river with fantastic views of rapids and waterfalls. One side of the loop is developed, most likely from CCC crews, with log fences and a couple of observation points. The less developed side of the loop is more picturesque. Fall colors were out in full force. A beautiful hike. It took us two hours because we took so many pictures.

I went the first week of October and fording the River was pretty easy, knee deep. Unlike water crossings with rocks sticking up to step on, avoid the largest rocks, as they are super slippery. Knew to take extra shoes and small towel to dry feet off before replacing hiking boots. Leaves we’re just starting to turn with spectacular views along the way, then rewarded with incredible beauty at the end, where there’s a perfect spot to enjoy a snack before heading back. Hardest part of Trail is the last 1.5 miles back uphill to the parking lot.

Pretty tough trail, but definitely worth it! Lots of gorgeous overlooks on the way up if you need to stop and catch your breath.

Not too strenuous and well defined trail in most places. Train is not marked so got turned around a few times. Not very busy on a Saturday afternoon. Most dogs on leash except one. Great shade, lots off mushrooms and moss, and yummy forest smells. One thing I’d change if I could is that you can hear all the loud ass touring motorcycles on the parkway as the noise travels up.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy hike out to the remains of a remote lodge.

Good waterfall and trail mostly well maintained, but on gravel road going 10mph for 8.3 miles to get there also the paved road also has some trouble you must really watch for so plan for daylight to leave also. I did in Prius and was fine. Recommend trail, don't recommend getting lost (50% chance and of course...)

I went the wrong direction at sunset time for 1 milex2. There are 2 trails make sure u go back on the correct one. No signs past initial one in semi beginning. No one was around all alone. Scary when lost in woods wo signal. This app wouldn't open for me to do my usual recording so I don't get lost. Also I drove the wrong 10 milesx2 which didn't help my time but did give me some views. When I came back there was I sign there that I didn't stare at long enough...gracious.

One of the better views in the Carolinas!! Pretty steep incline for the first part of the hike. Very rewarding hike!

Took about 2 hrs 45 min going a moderate pace. First half of trail has several waterfalls and is shaded. Second half is mostly sunny and away from the water. Dogs are also not allowed on the second half which is why many recommend doing this as out and back. There are a couple places where you cross the river on logs. Overall an a great hike with gradual elevation gain, most of the trail is pretty flat after the initial ascent. I recorded it as 7.7 miles not 6.9 as app indicates.

A day hike that is not to be missed! The loop is more likely a 3-mile trek, but every step is worth it. The loop takes you around 3 very accessible and spectacular falls. You’ll get to see each from multiple angles and you can get surprisingly close to the edges, so caution is needed. For groups with little ones, less mobility or less time, stay on the near side and go south (go left downhill from the parking lot) and you will see all 3 falls in a half mile stretch. Well worth the short detour off of highway 20.

Nice trail with some pretty views. Moderately challenging with one pretty steep uphill on the white loop. Make it longer by doing the blue offshoot trail near the stream.

Nice scenery. Good views.

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