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love this place!!!!

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike through the Gorge! A moderately difficult hike mainly due to slippery rocks, stairs, and tourists stopping to take pictures. The view of the rocks and waterfalls along the path were wonderful. I will definitely be back!

Good hike

DON'T TAKE THE INDIAN TRAIL... We started hiking gorge and from Jacob's ladder we headed back on Indian trail, the gorge trail as the name suggests is awesome but gets crowded but worth it. The Indian trail has maybe 1-2 viewing points and it doesn't have anything that makes us feel that we are at a glen... So just make sure you get back in the gorge itselff

Tricky to get to. Got turned around and ended up off trail twice, but the waterfall is breathtaking and we were the only hikers that day.

A beautiful hike for all ages. Not to hard. Being able To see the narrows, waterfalls, bridges all in one hike. It does get crowded but was still very enjoyable.

Walked the trail first. It was a workout. Went as far as the meadow at the top and came back down. Then walked the creek bed & up to multiple waterfalls. Did not go too far as the water became too deep. It was beautiful & challenging.
Bug spray is a must!

10 days ago

Great hike! The falls at the top are wonderful, with a nice shallow swimming hole at the bottom.

challenging and awesome. Will be back

Loved walking through the stream the whole way. Great place for kids to play in the creek, and then in the water hole at the end. Gorgeous water falls.

Great hike! Nice trail but easy to miss the trail in the logging roads that are mixed in...

Lovely moss covered trail with a bit of work at the beginning. Bring bug spray. Be sure to borrow the trail guide (and return it) it has thorough tree and plant identifications. Fav thing was the hugging tree

hiking
18 days ago

Challenging hike to complete. Progressively more difficult the deeper you get. Not a long hike distance wise, but periods of uphill scrambling on all 4’s, super slippery waterfalls and sliding down a steep hill on your bum going from tree to tree for support. The trail is not clearly marked on some parts leaving you to seemingly go off piste. Not appropriate for dogs.

hiking
21 days ago

Great scenic hike. Wear shoes you can confidently walk in water in tho. Only drawback was we did not.

Great sneaker creeking! We walked up the creek, which was flowing but not too fast, with 4 children (ages 4 to 9). We made it to the boy scout bridge. Some challenges of course! We then walked down the trail that looped around and didn't go near the water. Felt good about that choice as going down through the water could have been a bit treacherous! overall a great hike!

Absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to go back

Very cool spot. Lots of traffic but great scenery. Lots of amphibians along the rock wall mixed in with all the ferns, moss and wildflowers. Overlooked due to the rushing water. Hiked all the way to the end than came back on the Indian trail crossed the mile bridge and continued to the end on the upper ridge trail.

There is a trail on each side of this stream. You want to take the trail on the left side of the bridge , next to a small pull off. If you park in the small parking area, cross over the bridge to get to the better trail. Follow the unmarked trail until you get to a slope on the right leading to the top of the larger waterfall and go upstream to a smaller waterfall. To get to the base of the large waterfall go back up the slope area and continue down the unmarked trail. The trail gets steeper and narrower and you will see a rope going down the side of the steep hill, before you get to a path that looks like it’s made for mountain goats. Either way it is not the easiest but this 52 year old lady would take the rope any day and have done so numerous times here. You will need to walk in the water a bit to get to the base of the waterfall. I have never got any further downstream from there.

this is an average hike with average scenery. trail not marked well but it's basically a square.

We hiked in the gorge up to the top. It was a hard hike, couple hard waterfall climbs. Luckily the water was low and not moving fast. Your feet will get wet.
You can climb up one side, cross and go down the other side. It’s a steep climb and descent but doable and fun!!

27 days ago

Trail is not marked the best, would like to explore further next time, otherwise fairly easy and enjoyable:)

beautiful! the stairs at the end are killer tho haha

Me and my dad did this loop in September 2017. The landscape is unique and combined with cascading 8 water falls makes the hike even more rewarding. We loved the hike and is fairly easy without much elevation gain. Plenty of opportunity for photo shoot. Parking is 8$ but under two hours, it is free as most of the roadside parking is just for 2 hours. So this hike is easily doable in 2 hours. Just a pro tip.

Beautiful park with spectacular views of many waterfalls. Multiple stone stairs take you up, down, behind and close up to the falls. Great experience!

Moderate physical difficulty, but the creek bed makes for a treacherous hike — lots of loose and wet rock, so make sure you are confident with your balance and footing before taking the creek bed trail. Impressive views of the rock faces really gave a unique hiking experience. Bring a change of socks for after the hike because your feet will get wet.

Back down, I took the trail on the right ridge of the gorge, which was a safer and faster option. Easy to follow and also provided excellent views of the gorge. Access it as you pass the bridge — you can see it on the map as the black dotted line on the northern side, paralleling the gorge. I enjoyed doing this ‘loop’ and would highly recommend doing both trails to get a change of scenery.

1 month ago

A fun scenic short hike. Very hot today and was refreshing to wade in the water.

hiking
1 month ago

so many beautiful views

crowded on the holiday weekend which was hard on the narrow rocks, but 100% worth it so beautiful.

The gorge trail is beautiful. Definitely worth doing. Wear water shoes. There is a shuttle at the end of you can’t make the entire loop.

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