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4 days ago

This was a nice, short hike with several interesting features: a natural bridge, a pretty creek, interesting bluffs, a cave, and frequent benches providing great places to sit, have a snack, and enjoy God's creation. We were early in the season and during the week, so had the place to ourselves. Definitely worth your time.

Gorgeous hike! Very rocky, make sure to wear safe shoes. All uphill going out so be prepared to get a good workout!

Make sure to add time for exploring.

This turned out to be my favorite hike of our short trip. I'm generally a stickler for staying on the real trail, but we were in Jasper talking to a forest service ranger who told us that many people didn't know you could walk down to the stream early on and hike along it to the Glory Hole. So that's what we did. It was beautiful! There were lots of little cascades and interesting rocks along the way. Once you get to the Glory Hole itself, the stream, the bluffs, the undercut, the glory hole waterfall, and everything is just fantastic! Be sure to see it from above as well. Again, we had the place to ourselves, enjoyed our snacks, and thanked God for such a wonderful place.

Great short, quick hike... after a big rain, several waterfalls for 3/4 of the entire trail.

Awesome trail, make sure to take a right at the fork about 10 mins in. Just follow the trail and you will get there. coming out is all uphill but not to bad. Took us 40 mins to get out.

Great little spot to explore. Lots of water in the creek which made for a very cool place.

The actual falls were beautiful. The hike was more like a road and it had a convoy of Polaris type vehicles on it. The water was running and We had the falls to ourselves.

Fun little trail. Very quiet and peaceful on the way back to the falls.

Well marked, easy trail with some beautiful sights! Had lunch on the rocks by the falls on a gorgeous day. All up hill heading back, and my husband had to carry our little one on his shoulders some.

Short,relatively easy trail. We did this hike later in the afternoon and we were able to avoid the crowds. On the way out you are going down so coming back it is uphill. Had some good rain this week so the water was flowing good. A very scenic trail with various rock formations.

21 days ago

Great hike! I went last year after a week of heavy rain. I went with my Grandpa who has had both knees replaced, we were also with a family friend who had been to the eye before. It was in the 50° with the creek moving so fast in some places that we had to go off the trail. We had no problem finding the trail until we tried to come back a different way. there is a trail that is very steep and can take you up to the top of the eye without going through it, and it keeps going up to the Buffalo River Trail. The BRT was overgrown and we could not find the trail. We made it back to the parking lot at dusk, we saw a black bear with her two cubs, they stayed in the woods and we walked slowly away. None of us had any problems wading the water, I'm 5'4 and the water was up to my mid thigh, the ropes and the cliffs didn't bother us. We knew what we were getting into, but we also knew that we had done all of it before. All of us had been caving before, in some farly difficult caves, that had more challenges than Indian Creek. Would deffently recommend going after a heavy rain to catch water flowing through the eye, but be careful the rocks will be slicker, the water higher, and faster. If you make a wrong step it is possible to end up in the Buffalo River. This is only if the creek is flooded. If there hasn't been a heavy rain. then there probably won't be any water coming out of the eye, but it is still a wonderful hike.

The two waterfalls are gorgeous following rains. The Redbud trees were blooming and that made the scenery spectacular , too.
The map does not show the route to the second waterfall. It is a bushwack to it, but someone has tied pink and orange ribbons along the way. We went in circles a bit, but I marked waypoints on my recording on 3/31/18 if you want to look at that map.

Beautiful place! Easy (but rocky) trail. Many ledges and boulders for sitting near the water. Below the Falls, the water is a beautiful aqua color, and is deep enough for swimming in the summer.

Trail was a little flooded, but still navigable. The falls were really running and it was worth the wet feet. Beautiful morning and had the falls to myself.

28 days ago

Easy and short trail. You can adventure past Glory hole for a bit going along the bluffs, but not very far. Worth going to at least once!

28 days ago

This is a breathtaking hike with beautiful overlooks, waterfalls, and lots of wildflowers. If you have the option, take a vehicle with four wheel drive as the drive down to kyles landing is gravel and quite steep. You’ll start the trek at the edge of kyles landing campground to take the BRT trail. You’ll come to a split, but take a left to go on BRT Steele Creek, then you’ll come to another fork in the road for BRT and ORT and you’ll want to take a left for BRT. Finally, you’ll come to the last fork and you’ll want to go on the primitive trail (should also have a white marker on the sign for Indian Creek trail), which you will stay on for the remainder of the hike. Throughout the rest of the trail there will usually be a dirt trail alongside the rock bed creek and at times the creek itself is easier to stay on and follow as the dirt trail can get very steep and narrow. Once you get to the falls, you have the option to climb up with the help of ropes to get up to the eye of the needle. It is an incredible view and worth the climb, but not for the faint of heart. I’d be careful to go during a time with lots of recent rain as even during dry seasons it can be quite muddy and slick. Overall a great hike with incredibly beautiful views all along the way!

Absolutely stunning! Steep on the route back but totally worth it!!

Easy trail, nice falls! Very crowded.

Loved the trail however short it was. Plenty of water at the falls. Would love to see this after a good rain

Easy trail, would love to see this after a big rain. Plenty of water at the falls

30 days ago

This and Richland creek trail have got to be my favorite places to hike!

Cute, short hike with some amazing geology. We found a few fossils along the way.

1 month ago

Great trail! Tough but worth it.

Short trail down to the bluffs and the waterfall. Another trail that is several miles down the dirt road and not heavily trafficked. We didn’t scramble down below the waterfall but we did find the spot mentioned in other reviews.

Beautiful spot away from the crowds with cascades, waterfalls and the creek carving the canyon. It’s a short hike where you can spend a lot of time scrambling on the boulders and exploring around the next bend. The gravel road is in rough shape and 4wd is recommended.

Great trail. Lots of areas to explore below the main trail once you get near the pedestal rocks including caves and natural springs. Will definitely be coming back

Fun going down, not so fun coming back up! Short round trip with some amazing scenery.

Nice hike along King’s River. Waterfalls ♥️

Pretty, yet very short hike. Would be nice to see when there is a lot of water moving. Would not recommend making the trip down the dirt road with anything less than a 4x4.

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