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hiking
13 days ago

Did the Natural Arch trail only and then went to the Panoramic Tail and did it both great and well worth the effort, amazing views.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail with many photo opportunities and like the last review seemed longer than it was marked, possibly because of so many places to explore

Good hike after the rain

Challenging at the end coming back up. Trash on shore at the bottom. I think it’s caused by flooding. Sad. It would be a chore to pack it out. Maybe in a boat. Nice hike though.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. It was a bit longer than expected (we clocked 6.6 miles with a few side stops). Had trouble finding the trailhead but the map.me app helped. Great hike with lots of gorgeous views, it kept getting better all the way to the end.

Loved it. Will be going back.

Took our Cub Scout den yesterday. Had a great time. Fall colors were perfect !

hiking
1 month ago

Great loop with amazing views!

Even on a cold and rainy day it was still worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Its a choose your own adventure hike. The Natural Arch trail loop is only a bit over a mile but if you are looking to enjoy the longer hike take the bear canyon trail loop. The split is obvious and there are some great shots to see in addition to the Arch. It's trailhead is also a campground which is a plus. enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Trail was easy to find. First gravel road on the left just past the turn off the the laurel lake spill way. Go about 2 miles down the gravel road. You will see a small parking area to the right inside a curve. Trail starts along the creek. We hike 3 miles in just past the newly built bridge across the creek down the a cascading waterfall in the creek. Will definitely be going back to this trail.

on Yahoo Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail! It has some really cool features: small caves, an arch and a waterfall. I’m going back in a couple of weeks to explore some of the off-shoot trails and see the fall colors.

I completed this loop yesterday going down Mt. Mitchell trail and up Big Tom. The BHT section was a muddy mess from all the recent rain. Took me just under 4 hours to complete while taking my time. It was definitely tough and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the views were great! I'm not sure if me or my dog enjoyed it more.

Hike is beautiful with big open trails, beauty all along the path. The finale is the waterfall at the end with the luxury of a comfortable bench on a platform to enjoy the view.

Loved this place, just went today definitely a good hike and picture taking place. Seen one snake other then that no problems other then saying wow a hundred times lol....

We did the full 6+ mile loop. The trail is great and we'll maintained. Be prepared to wade through at least one creek. There was only one spot that was a little confusing but if you look closely you can tell which path is more well traveled.
As a side note after hiking some other local trails I'd rate this as more of a Moderate difficulty as there is some good climbs towards the end if you're going clockwise around the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

The view is amazing on this trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Yahoo is definitely one of my favorite places. The trail is definitely a hike, but its perfect for Fall!

Honestly the many things that you see along the way are just as impressive as the falls itself! Sadly there was a lot of trash on the trail but otherwise it was amazing!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, the fall was really cool.. you don’t have to take the staircase down, if you keep walking the trail loops around and you can get down on the other side... good information, if you have a dog.

Awesome sights to see fun trail to hike, definitely recommend going after a good rainy day though so the waters still up falls weren't that big when we went

Beautiful trail!

hiking
4 months ago

We did this today and the views and hike were great. Only downfall was the ticks!! We sprayed boots, pants and socks and just pulled 20 baby size ticks off of the wife.

4 months ago

It is a beautiful place. You can see the falls with a much shorter hike though. (I have done both hikes.) If you go to the main entrance for Yahoo Falls there is a small parking lot and bathrooms. From this point it is only about 1/2 mile to the falls. You can cross over at the top of the falls (just don't take the path that says it goes to the arch) and take a trail down to the bottom of the falls. Very pretty area. There are steps going up if you cross over at the base of the falls...they are real "thigh-burners"...or go back up the path you came down. Makes for a nice, cooler, shorter, kid friendly, hike.

This was my first hike before having this app. A bit tough for a beginner. But I can’t wait to do it again. Absolutely beautiful from start to finish

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail back in June for my birthday. I took the metal steps down to where you can pick up the trail to hike along the creek or go on out to the Falls. I took the creek, it seemed less traveled and it gets tight and wet in spots. I actually got off the trail once for a bit but got back on with no problem(yes, a bit of an adrenaline rush). Went up to the Falls and cooled off, went on out to Yahoo Arch and out some of the old road Negro Creek Loop and then back but stayed on the trail that takes you across the top of the Falls. (This is part of a back country trail that hooks into the Sheltowee Trace Trail. You can also stay at Alum Ford Campground as well as the backcountry)

Very cool trail and scenery. We only walked to arch-did not do whole loop.

hiking
4 months ago

just did hike to big tom turn off but even cutting it short like that its a great trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Stayed many nights along the river here with friends. Cascades are neat and trail intersects with the Sheltowee trace 100 along the way at the cascades. Some of the inclines along the way are little tougher than a moderate rating I thought.

We love to go on this hike every year and it never gets old. Many camping spots along the way to Vanhook falls with a couple smaller waterfalls to see as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good hike.

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