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Was a little confused on how to get to the trail, but was very fun to hike and explore! Didn’t get far enough to see the waterfall but i guess that means i have to go back (:

I think the only way to enjoy this hike is after either a several week drought in the summer or weeks of below freezing in the dead of winter. The mid was really awful and it took us forever to finish due to all of the slipping and slopping. The best parts were that it is well marked, good ups and downs and of course Blue Hen Falls in the beginning.

Good hike almost 4 miles. Always like seeing the falls. First time taking this trail.

Can be slippery around either falls in winter. Getting down below either falls to take pictures should be done with care due to steep areas. It’s better to go a bit down stream and work your way back than to risk a fall. Can be muddy or wet. Crossing stream is required to get to the lower falls.

Great for a quick loop or two! Beautiful pond off of one of trails!!

Once again it was a beautiful trail, however some of the inclines might make it to difficult for small children. The water fall it self can be accessed from the road so taking the whole trail isn’t necessary in that case. Waterfall is smaller but is just as beautiful as the larger ones.

Trail is beautiful and easy, stair cases and a beautiful view of the waterfall make this a treat to see. Easy for kids, so good as a family outing. Would see this again.

9 days ago

Very scenic! Was pretty greasy because of all the moisture so was fairly difficult throughout most of the hike! Will definitely revisit when it dries out!

9 days ago

Was a nice walk. Pretty wet this time of year which makes it super muddy! A little bummed that there are houses so close to parts of the trail. Will hike again during a drier season.

9 days ago

Excellent winter hike! Little muddy, but trail is well maintained so not a huge deal.

This is a beautiful place.

Nice peaceful walk only saw a few other people. Wildlife is plentiful but I prefer a bit more seclusion. Several spots along the upper portion of the trail you pass very close to housing.

Hard, but well worth it!

Great hike and the twin sisters were great. The smaller stream in front of the mudcatcher was pretty high so I had to cross it closer to the 82 bridge just off the unpaved section of the towpath trail that veers off of the paved trail. The crossing was right before the iron walking bridge before the un paved trail connects with the paved trail again.

20 days ago

One of my favorites in the area and beautiful sight seeing!

Beautiful trail and great side trails for dog walking!

I did it two weeks in a row. The first week everything was frozen and ice covered. It was very difficult to get down some of the hills, but, the creek was very easy to cross because it was frozen. The next week, it was in the 70's so everything was melted and it was very muddy. The creek was running high because of recent rain so, of course, the boots got wet. Misjudged where to step one time and ended up with water in the boots. It's a nice somewhat challenging trail.


21 days ago

Beautiful rock formations! Lots of parts to explore and a lot of variety in what you see.

Nive variety of elevation, easy to navigate, really beautiful! Not too difficult as there's stairs at the steeper parts. Can definitely get muddy depending on the weather.

21 days ago

Beautiful!! Can get icy depending on the weather but a lot of fun!

Lovely day out for my very first solo hike! Challenging trail at times, especially on some of the hills. Pretty muddy after the heavy rain we got, but absolutely beautiful and just the right amount of uphill vs. flat to make it a challenge, but not extremely difficult. Will be returning on a drier day for sure!

trail running
28 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails in the area that I can cross-country ski in winter and trail run with pack the rest of the year. If you do a brisk pace you can do this one in 45-50 minutes without killing yourself. In the summer I usually stretch the time to an hour. Its about 2 hours if you slow hike it. Can be muddy at times in the low spots. Can recall many years back having to stop and get ice off my skis before I could continue on the better parts of the trail when the weather was borderline.

The trailhead near Snowville Rd was fairly swampy today - but that's to be expected with recent weather (snow meltage). I really enjoyed this trail. The hills make it fun with great views. Parts of the trail are narrow with lots of tree roots. We only had time to do half of the trail out and back. I'm looking forward to coming back and completing the whole trail.

little confusing to find where to start. pretty simple though. I'll try to help.

leave the parking lot, cross the iron bridge, walk towards and under the 82 bridge, come to the mudcatcher on your right. cross the river go up that valley... walk the river, the hillside, what ever, till you get there.

I did it in the snow with no visible trail. but very worthwhile.

Great section. Lots of ups and downs. Clearly marked blazes. Lots of great views.

1 month ago

Truly one of my go-to trails. Peaceful and beautiful scenery. Everyone we have ever passed or run into on the trail have been nice and polite. Tranquil.

Beautiful in snow and a great workout!

1 month ago

A nice and easy trail with a couple thick patches of pines that reach to the sky. Horseshoe Pond is just past the parking lot on the beginning of the loop and it’s pretty large. Passed a couple cross country skiers, saw some birds and deer. Middle of trail cuts along the Christmas Tree farm and in the end of the trail it runs along the road. Easy to follow and just under 3 miles!

I got a little lost by the water crossing after coming down the dense pine area. it looked like the trail kept going along the side. other than that, it was wonderfully muddy, icy, steep, quiet, and fun for me and my dog who had to drag me up one of the hills. lol :) if you are with your dog I reccomend an extension leash as it will be easier on you and your dog.

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