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Very safe trail. The rangers are very active and super friendly. The only thing I didn’t like was the sun exposure.
There is no shade after the first mile and you will need to bring hat and water.

hiking
20 hours ago

Good trail there’s parking as you come in and also past that up the road a bit. Keep hiking up the trail and you can see it just off to the right

hiking
1 day ago

Because of the recent rain the waterfall was flowing. All uphill from parking lot to waterfall. It's definitely a medium difficulty hike going up. Very pretty views all around. No shade going up but there is shade at the waterfall. Limited parking

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail great to do in the January. The hill are very green.

was the best back in the mid 90's

hiking
8 days ago

Definately a place to check off the list & a unique site as the 2nd tallest waterfall in the NF, but go with expectations. This is NOT a hiker's hike. You will encounter grafitti, trash, sewage, loud human noises, partiers & the trail inexperienced (read: don't know trail ettiquette). While it's rated moderate for the rocks & a short hill, it's fairly easy. Kids & small dogs could make it.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful hike on 1/12/19, Saturday morning right after the rain. trail stayed in good condition. Scenery was beautiful. Hills were very green from recent rain. the climb was a little bit challenging but we took it slow.

Thanks for the update, Tyler!

Good trail !! Shady at first if you stay to the right!

Very fun and interesting trail. Really cute waterfall and something really nice to see during the winter!

hiking
16 days ago

Great place to hike. what some people may not know, if you hike another half mile or so, you will run into another, HUGE HEART ROCK. I will post a pic of it. you will see my daughter in a red shirt.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that the hike becomes a little more difficult, with rocks, log crossings, branches, water streams etc.

Decided just to walk into the gate of the mining company, knowing I'd be stopped by security. Soon as that happened I asked if I could speak to whoever was in charge to ask some questions about the trail.

Spoke to the manager of operations where he explained the fire and why it's closed, but also the city hasn't made any effort to fix the trail and probably won't by how bad it is.

I asked for him to take me as far as he can with supervision, just so i can see the trail because i own a landscaping company and I'd love to fix it for free just to open it back up (I dont though shhh.)

So he brought me as far as he could take me, the trail is severely messed up, had to use ropes to get across some areas, making it nearly impossible to get to the Falls and extremely dangerous with 20-30ft shear drops on un-stable ground.

My best advice is to not even try a way around or even going when they're closed. It's way too risky. Also they believe this trail will be permanently closed.

Sorry Everyone :(

hiking
16 days ago

It's not much of a hike. It's just a walk around the lake. It's pretty and easy for any age group including toddlers and pets.

Fairly easy good scenic views

hiking
19 days ago

easy trail to explore and walk your

hiking
19 days ago

Great little
Hike! You have to go up and to the right to find the heart but its beautiful !

I love this hike. It is well maintained and busy. I was able to go alone a couple times but felt very safe. There are people from all ages and walks of life. A total melting pot. New moms with their babies, teens, couples, groups, and even seniors. There are a few porta-potties on the trails as well as benches for those needing some rest. Great views and 5 miles of gorgeous hills.

This was my first active activity in years. I'm a larger feller lol. I was huffing and puffing the entire way. I had to take about 10-15 short breaks to catch my breath. My legs weren't too bad. just my stamina. It wasn't very scenic on the way to the end. Unless you turned around and took in the view of Rancho behind you. When you're almost to the end, you'll start to hear water. You'll come to a tree and see a long inclined section. Don't give up, that's the last leg. Then you're there. It's very pretty at the end. A small River and lots of trees. We went to the left of the river and rocks and hiked another 2 minutes to come to a tiny water fall. It was so relaxing. we stayed there about 10 minutes. Just enjoying the sounds. no one came up there the whole time. Once done, we decided to hike up steam through the rocks. After going up a bit and not seeing anything much different we decided to head back down. Because of being waaay out of shape (I'm 295lbs) with all of the breaks, this took about 1.5 hours to get to the end. The hike down was like 15-30 minutes. The pictures and memories my girlfriend and I got it of this was well worth the agony (1st world agony) lol.
Warning: No shade at all until the end. if doing this in summer, wear protection or you will get burned.

I only rate this 3 stars because I don’t like to be out in direct sun. I get sun sick. But if that doesn’t bother you, this is a nice little hike. Nice views when you get to the top. It was a nice walk/hike before an early Christmas dinner.

Good for a quick jog not really a hike feel to it.

there is a massive hill u walk down that winds down to a area that leads down to where they have the cutest somewhat underground cabins. the trail is super easy. the areas with the trail with the cabins looks like something you would see out of a movie. it was a small trickle of a waterfall. technically not even a waterfall. it's like only a run of water down the side of the rockwall. prepare yourself for that hill back up. you will def be huffing and puffing..

23 days ago

ALWAYS worth it. 'Nuf said. Fire road, sunscreen, vistas, some shade. Porta-John at lot and near the top. About a 600' gain if you do the loop. Well-maintained.

hiking
23 days ago

The hike down and up were wonderful! Less trafficked compared to Sturtevant Falls. The one draw back was the amount of gravity found in the area.... Heavily graffitied especially at the boulders where the water falls!

The main trail all the way up is full of small loose rocks. The scene and waterfall at the top was worth the walk up.

incredibly beautiful

hiking
24 days ago

Pretty trail.

Unfortunately, a ton of graffiti. Very rocky. Wonderful spot all year!

Love the hike!!
Was just wondering if anyone would know if the trail is open

hiking
29 days ago

Great little
Hike! You have to go up and to the right to find the heart but it beautiful !

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