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Nice hike. Plenty of camping spots. Springs coming right out of the hills. Not sure why it’s rated as hard? Maybe people get hurt.
Be careful! It’s slippery in spots.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice trail. You can also go farther after you get to the waterfall/sink. Hard to tell when the fall is active. Winter is very good since you can look through the trees into the valley.

started on the Tennessee side today. the trek down is marked really well until you reach Alabama. be aware that the trail markers change.

hiking
12 days ago

Good hike, and beautiful waterfall! Only complaint was some of the markers appeared to me ripped down (rude). Great trail to take dogs on! Worth the trip

Drought was the best

Awesome hike! Very challenging, but the payoff is fantastic.

camping
20 days ago

Gorgeous falls!

I did this hike on Thanksgiving Day 2018. It was in the high 60’s and perfect! The hike isn’t too long, it took us maybe 1.5-2 hours total with 20 minutes of just relaxing. Not too big of a waterfall but it’s a beautiful nonetheless! There are some steeper parts over rocks but nothing too strenuous. A lot of covered areas and some views along the way since leaves have mostly fallen. Beautiful day and hike!

Cool waterfall and small canyon at the end. The first part of the trail isn't too exciting, but the fall colors are pretty. Took us 3.5 hours including 20-30 min at the falls

hiking
21 days ago

Love Stephen's Gap. Never disappoints!!

hiking
21 days ago

Gorgeous and easy trail!

Beautiful vistas and great trails.

hiking
24 days ago

beautiful. went on 4th of July. very green. cooler temps in canyon. watch for snakes.

hiking
24 days ago

to commercialized, fee way to high, bad hours.

Fun hike but out and back was closer to 8.5 miles, not 6.6....Very muddy towards the end. Cemetery is creepy too.

Definitely difficult terrain, especially the last portion near the river. Fallen leaves cover slippery mud, tree roots and rocks. I wish I had a walking stick! Trail isn’t marked well in some areas. However, it might be our age? We were passed a few times by younger hikers that were almost skipping down the trail!

Great hike if you want to wonder why the hell you aren’t back to your car yet for a couple miles. Rocks near the bottom are super slick and could make for a sore buttocks so be careful. Decent views. Easy in, hard out.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the trail past few days...any Lost And Found?

Such a beautiful trail. The waterfall was dry but the view was still very worth it. Pictures just don't do it justice. Make sure if you plan it as a day hike to get there with 6 hours of daylight at least. Definitely planning on coming back in the summer for a few days camping.

Nice well marked trail with good scenery. The return hike is just about all uphill. It was pretty hard, but well worth the trip.

beautiful place! loved it and my hiking team loved the challenge.

Fabulous trail well marked for the experienced hiker. Trails were well maintained. Absolutely beautiful scenery.

backpacking
2 months ago

The trail was great Did a overnight all the water is at the bottom Not a lot of used to get to the bottom it's gorgeous the waterfall was dry but still very cool Will go back to see it flow Can't get lost so don't worry just enjoy

hiking
2 months ago

An amazing experience. I have only recently started hiking so I was a little nervous about jumping right into this, but I am so glad that I did. The scenery is breathtaking. I was definitely winded when I got back to the vehicle, but loved every step of it.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty but they really need to consider cutting their prices to hike in half...took 1 hour to complete and that is with all of us taking our time. I

Easy hike, enjoyable

hiking
2 months ago

SUNGLASSES: If you happen to locate a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses on this trail, then we would love to get them back! (kirk_e_hunt at yahoo dot com) We discovered a pair of sunglasses that someone left behind at the end, brought them back to the trailhead, and left them hanging on the trailhead sign. Hoping the owners will happen to come back and find them and also that one good trail deed will return one to us! Ha!

This was a very enjoyable hike! My wife and I, and our six children (ages 9-14), completed the in & out hike in about 5 hours to include an hour spent eating lunch and exploring the area at the end of the trail. I agree with the “hard” difficulty rating as the ascent back to the parking area is physically demanding. You’re not required to necessarily be “in shape”, but simply capable of physically handling the challenge. The kids handled it well and had a great time! They especially loved climbing and exploring around the area at the end.

The falls were dried up, as the area hasn’t had any decent rain in a while, but there was plentiful water that allowed us to filter and resupply our water before heading back out (water at the end was clear and refreshingly cold).

The trail itself wasn’t anything “exciting”, but the end was fully worth it. Several primitive campsites available in the valley section that I hope to make use of in the near future. Looking forward to going again 1) when there is a good water flow and 2) when the leaves are gone and are not masking a good view of the canyon walls.

hiking
2 months ago

We took a 3 year old, a 5 year old, and two dogs. We didn’t make it all the way to the walls because it was getting dark. But we made it to the waterfall and they boys loved it! We will definitely be coming back!

hiking
2 months ago

Trails are very well marked and well kept. Great for beginners.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail with cool feature at the end.

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