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My wife an I took our Shepard on this trail, unlike some other review's I thought the trail was nice. Great veiws of the lake, I think we saw about 30 deer an trail was easy to follow. It got a little muddy in spots but that's expected in the Dec., definitely a trail I'm gonna hike again.

Nice easy trail. Well kept area. You must pay for parking.

I want to start by saying that this walk looked absolutely beautiful; however, I was not familiar with this area and brought my very active toddler on the walk and we had to turn around very early on for safety reasons. The path has a steep cliff for a majority of the walk and the guard rail is too tall to be effective for any super active little kiddos. Again, I would 100% come back another time but grandma and grandpa will most likely have to watch the little one.

Hiked 8/19/18. Blue is my favorite firetower hike so far! It was crazy steep and very rocky the majority of the way. Once you near the top, the entire environment is well worth it! I loved how green, and mossy and fresh it became , after a good deal of hiking over steep sheets of flat stone. The variety of mushrooms was phenominal and beautiful. The views, in places along the way were amazing! At times, when we thought we had finally made it, the trail would bend and just kept going. Other hikers along the way shared the same sentiments. Still A hike I wouldnt mind doing again.

Beautiful trail. One side of the creek had a lot more terrain and was good for a workout hike. Would 100% recommend
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The trail was gorgeous!, definitely a good workout and micro spikes a must. Stunning views from the fire tower

Not sure about the trail itself but we parked and noticed every other car parked in the lot had a man just sitting in there car. Either a popular spot for drug deals or some weird meet up place? Either way we were sketched out and left.

I'll continue the theme of 'spectacular' and 'stunning'! Today the trees were heavy snow covered and the firetower ice blasted. Come with some spikes, and be prepared for the firetower wind. Find yourself a clear morning and enjoy!

Spectacular hike! Snow covered trails and heavy snow and ice draped pine trees made this a winter wonderland... amazing views at the top ..makes for a terrific sunrise hike. Spikes are a must!

hiking
2 months ago

Took Ridley Creek white trail from loop #17 to yellow trail. A connector trail off of yellow trail to various trails in Tyler. Nice and quiet....not one other hiker for 2 hours...maybe because it was 22 degrees.

Nice quiet trail, but I had difficulty reconciling the maps and trail markers.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with lots of fun views. We took our 5 year old son and our dog. Trail was relatively easy but had enough obstacles that our son felt like he accomplished something. Rock climbing wall was really cool and seemed pretty easy to climb. We ended up finding our own trail and ended up hiking 2.5 miles in about 1.5 hours.

walking
2 months ago

This place is incredible in terms of visual aesthetic. It is so beautiful. The Falls itself had me in awe of the power it generated. My dog had the best time exploring all of the new scents and sights. I'd just suggest being careful on the steps, as they get slippery.

hiking
2 months ago

Great morning to get out!

Great trail and really surprising that this is in the city. It's good for a leisurely walk, running, or biking. You can take smaller trails that are off of the main path if you want a more challenging hike.

An exceptionally beautiful area and stunning views. The tower and summit were frozen and with ice along the upper parts of the trail on the rock scrambles, microspikes are a necessity. A great hike all around.

hiking
2 months ago

great view. we hiked up the stream and then some trails. little hills and a good workout.

Short, easy and beautiful walk to the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great trail! Trail markers were crystal clear. My only disappointment was I didn't see any waterfalls (pictured in the trail description). But I'll definitely be back.

Started nice for the first hour but the last two were boring as hell and made it feel like it lasted days.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail that leads to awesome rock climbing area with a view of a waterfall. The parking situation is a little weird, but its well worth it for a short hike with great views.

Actually icy spots on the trail today. Time to start getting the winter gear in the pack. Very enjoyable hike. Some steeps but not too long. Great views from the tower. The communication towers nearby detract from the natural beauty although it is nice to have a signal.

hiking
3 months ago

We took the gorge trail out and back, if you haven’t seen this trail definitely do it. There is a good set of stairs to climb and my knee was hurting but it was worth it. The fall was gorgeous and the bridge crossings were nice. You also should see the cowshed falls as well, it’s on the way.

nice shaded trail with good high view of brandywine creek. dog friendly.

hiking
3 months ago

The view was beautiful!

walking
3 months ago

It’s a nice trail to do with the dog. The falls is a great spot to take a break or so before you start the trail, dog loves it!

Not too bad of a hike and didn't take too long. We wanted to do the loop trail on the way down but didn't see markers and ended up in some cool rock caves. Next time we will start the loop from the beginning. Amazing views from the top

I loved this trail! It was tougher than I thought after reading its only 2 miles...ha ha. But the view was more than worth it! Amazing sunset from above!!!

Well maintained trail. A little steep in spots if you have a young/older hiker. A quick walk with more than one great view of these impressive falls. Definitely recommend!

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