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7 hours ago

Vanhook Falls trail along Pounder Branch is one of the most incredible and scenic trails in the state. This trail allows the hiker to see numerous waterfalls and walk a mostly level and easy to moderate trail. Vanhook Falls is a beautiful destination at around two and a half miles but beautiful cascades and waterfalls are abundant. I have taken this trip a half dozen times in the past couple of years and I never grow tired of the beauty. For a great display of water go in the winter or spring or after a good summer rain.

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1 day ago

Park closes at dark

couple on small waterfalls rock formations along the way to the suspension bridge .well marked trail

great trail very well marked

As of January 8, 2019, this trail along with tunnel ridge, Indian creek and rock bridge are all closed until further notice. We came to visit for the weekend and the road was blocked.

12 days ago

Dog and I did 9-10 miles on the trail plus Sheltowee 100. Yesterday was sunny, 50s and beautiful. relatively dry aside from wet mud near water sources. Trail is wonderfully maintained. Thanks to all the volunteers yesterday who were keeping it so awesome.

After a rain it was very muddy, but worth it! We had to go off trail a little to get around the mud. Several creek crossings and lots of little waterfalls along the way. Even with the government shutdown, the trail was clean. I was impressed with how green everything was in January! Seemed to be more like 3 -3.5 miles in. A beautiful trail for a variety of sights and challenges.

Spectacular views. Unmarked trail head but the app takes you right to it. Not dog or kid friendly to get to the top though. A bit of scrambling required.

Pretty amazing structure and views.

This is a beautiful hike! Like others, recommend going after a good rain, but be prepared for lots of mud! Lots of waterfalls to see along the trail before getting to the main one. When you get to it, there is a bench for viewing. You can go below the stairs to reach the waterfall itself and go behind it! If you get to the bench and go to the top of the stairs, it continues along a trail and to another creek crossing. At that point I stopped and turned around, cause I did not know where that trail led and I have a terrible track record of getting lost haha. I brought my dog and saw several other people with theirs also. Trail is not clearly marked, but a path is worn down. Just make sure to keep close to it, if not, follow the creek!

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14 days ago

Easy hike and absolutely beautiful!

Hard to get to. Easy hike.

Difficult somewhat but it’s a beautiful place at the top to look out and just relax. Loved going with my friend

Love this hike in the summer. Lots of little waterfalls and water holes. Definitely recommend going after rain.

I live near the area so I've done this hike a few times. I usually go on a weekday and take my dog, not a lot of traffic but I'd suspect in the summer on a weekend, it could be crowded. Lots of scenery along the way, perfect for a quick hike to get out and enjoy the scenery.

Great hike to a beautiful waterfall. A number of stream crossings, bridges and rockcastles to enjoy.

We loved the trail. Very easy. Seen waterfalls, and the sensory was beautiful. Yes we will be going back.

Great views along the trail on both sides as it traverses along the ridge. It is a popular trail and dog friendly so it was quite busy on our hike. It was a bit muddy in shaded vales which made the rocks there slippery but it really wasn’t an issue. Our two dogs didn’t even finish the hike muddy. Being December 30 it was unusually warm at nearly 60°. All in all it was a very pleasant hike. I recommend it and will likely hike it again someday.

This was a fun hike with incredible views! It’s my favorite hike in the Gorge! Once you get to Court House Rock, you can take Double Arch trail, which I highly recommend. You’ll hike through forest and alongside a river. Once you make it up to Double Arch, there is an amazing view!

Beautiful waterfall and scenery!

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21 days ago

Great short and easy walk. Our two dogs thoroughly enjoyed the trail too. The arch represents its name well. It’s pretty small, as arches go, but worth the short trek. There’s a memorial marker at the trailhead for a hiker who was killed in a fall here so exercise caution. The trail is well marked and seemingly trafficked a good bit. The washed out section of road (from previous reviews) is no longer an issue. The Forest Service has apparently fixed it. We didn’t encounter one.
We were here between Christmas and New Year’s so there was little or no foliage but it was still beautiful.
There is a parking lot and pit toilets at the trailhead. Rest room was closed due to a government shut down though.

hiking
21 days ago

Great short and easy walk. It’s mostly paved. Good lofty views of the surrounding valley and distant rock formations. Our two dogs thoroughly enjoyed the trail too. The washed out section of road (from previous reviews) is no longer an issue. The Forest Service has apparently fixed it. We didn’t encounter one.
We were here between Christmas and New Year’s so there was no foliage but it was still beautiful.
There is a parking lot and pit toilets at the trailhead.

One of my favorite trails.

Make sure you go the extra distance... one may be tempted to stop early but with a little climbing/extra footwork you can get at a safe but very close
point. Just beautiful and breathtaking. My adventure loving kid got a kick out of it- we liked this fall better then Cumberland Falls!

Beautiful trail, just almost magical in the early morning. Another favorite!!! Highly recommend

hiking
24 days ago

I prefer these falls to the Cumberland Falls. We hiked it clockwise to save the falls for the end. There are a couple of smaller waterfalls you'll come it first. I bet lots of people go to the park, only see Cumberland Falls and miss this beautiful falls.

Great hike! I only wish we had more time to explore the area around the falls, but it was getting dark and it was tricky to hike in the dark. The dirt road getting to the trail head had a lot of pot holes and the trailhead was a little difficult to find. Park at pull off and walk into the woods.

This is my favorite trail in Red River. It’s a short, easy loop trail with amazing scenery. The arch itself is gorgeous and I love that you walk across it and then under it as part of the loop. I’ve hiked it dozens of times, even with dogs and my 4 year old son. I keep going back to this one, because it’s just perfect.

Beautiful and pretty easy. Not much up and down. Even prettier if you continue past the falls to where the creek meets the river.

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