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Beautiful trail. Not crowded for Tuesday hike. We took our dogs and it seems like everyone else we saw on the trail did the same.

this trail is overly easy. a 5 year old girl scout troop could enjoy doing this. so if you complain about this trail or its condition, just know there's a girl scout somewhere laughing at you. if you want nicely groomed/paved trails, go to a city park and enjoy being a Nancy.

Enjoyed the beautiful trails and scenery

This is a short hike with a great, refreshing reward at the end. Beautiful! We will hike this one again.

Nice hike with nice falls. We added busby falls to the loop just to play in the water more

Strictly a Mountain Bike trail. classes are held here, Races are held here,and you could get seriously hurt hiking. my top speed as a biker on this trail is 21mph on these trails. I do not reccomend hiking them. You could get hit easily and legally you would be at fault for injury to biker and property.
As a mountain bike trail this has everything you want and its getting better. They are building gaps and jumps near Jeep hill, more connectors, and fast loops. Sumner County Fave for 20yrs!

Lack of trail markings can make it a little confusing. The waterfalls are great and it’s a very easy little loop.

We came with our four kids, ages 2, 4, 6, and 8. We decided to go counterclockwise which I think was the right move. We already got the payoff of seeing the falls before we had to climb up the stairs, so we had no choice. :) We had the youngest boy in an Ergo, but the older girls all handled the trail—and the stairs—just fine. The trail was clearly-marked, but it did help to have downloaded the map from AllTrails just to be sure we were on the right path.

The falls were incredible, some of the best we’ve seen around. We really loved that the pools are wade-able, and you don’t have to decide you want to go swimming in the cold to get close. Combine that with a really wide, really beautiful cascading waterfall, this one is near the top of our list.

Nice little camp ground/ hiking and picnicking area.

Probably a better hike in the winter time...summer hiking proved to be very difficult with overgrowth and the accompanying tick infestation. Hiked from the 1812 monument to Garrison Creek and decided to walk the road back rather than pick more ticks off of me and my dog.

This was a great little hike!!

hiking
19 days ago

Great moderate/challenging hike! NOTE: PARK IS ONLY OPEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY CURRENTLY (SUMMER 2018)! Sign on the gate said it’s closed Mon-Friday because they’re doing lots of improvements on it! Falls were pretty low on water because it’s been dry lately, but still pretty and the creek below was perfect for a 2-year-old to play in! Jacob’s Ladder is definitely a challenge and hardest at the top part. Very nice bathrooms and picnic pavilion at parking lot. We can’t wait to see how nice the new overlook/stairs they’re building will be!

Found some very upset buzzards in the cave.

My home trail. It’s a nice, quiet trail with several connecting trails you can use to cut the hike short or make it longer.

Definitely a cool trail with beautiful scenery. We found 2 caves but one was not very accessible. We couldn’t find them at first but the advice someone else had posted about staying on the river side (to the left) at the split after you have walked along the river for a while. Then start looking on your right for a trail shortly after the split. It leads you into the woods away from the cliff and to the first cave. Totally worth it but we ran out of time and had to stop exploring.

24 days ago

More of a mountain bike trail but not too bad. Just keep your eyes and ears open for bikers. Not a bad walk though. Saw lots of deer in the woods which was cool.

Pictures don’t do it justice. The waterfall is gorgeous and my twelve yr old loved wading underneath of it. Make sure to bring water shoes or flip flops for little ones to change into at the bottom. Saw lots of families with toddlers. Keep in mind the path was slippery at some points and a little tricky.

We parked at Baker Bluff, checked out the overlook and got on the trail to Jackson Falls. It was a good little hike (15 - 20 minutes maybe), but the waterfall was more of a trickle than a beautiful cascade. It’s probably really awesome in the Spring and anytime when there’s been a day or two of rain.

It wasn’t too crowded when we were there. There were some families with young kids and dogs and they all seemed to be having a great time splashing around.

Hidden jewel! Get out and explore this park. Ongoing improvements will only make it better. You can choose from the various trails the level of intensity you want. Love it!

Pretty easy hike. We took our 3 boys: 5, 6 years and a 5 month old in a baby carrier. The down slope wasn’t bad as long as you take it slow. We will definitely be back!

hiking
27 days ago

Perfect trail for a long meandering in the woods. A few portions of the trail follow a clearing under power lines. Only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Other trails connect to keep you busy for a while.

My husband and I hiked this trail over the weekend in a rain storm and it was awesome! It was a little busy when we got there around 3:30 or 4, but as soon as the rain started, people got out of there and we had the whole place to ourselves. Beautiful waterfall and fun little hike!

I have worked on and hiked this park since before it's inception. Still one of my favorite places to hike.

backpacking
1 month ago

Hike in was easy until you start dropping down to the falls, it had rained day before so it was a little slick in spots, had to watch where you were stepping for sure. The rain had made the falls run really full, it was beautiful! Hike out was super easy!

Loved this loop and this whole state park today!! I went with my two dogs and we had a blast exploring the park, the river, and all of the waterfalls. The loop gives options for how hard you want the hike to be. You can scoot your way up and down the hillside to get in the water, or you can walk around on more of the flat terrain. Absolutely want to go again!

hiking
1 month ago

I did this trail this past weekend. I stopped by the visitor center and asked about this trail. The lady at the desk was very nice and told me this would be difficult and the trail would be a little slick from the rain. I grabbed my pack with my pup loaded up and we headed out. The first look down was a little daunting. I love hiking yet I’m scared of heights. Go figure! The first 10 fret descent was easy enough. There was a section that you are not able to reach the cable and it’s almost a straight 5 foot cliff face. This part is a little tricky, especially with a dog strapped to your back. We made it down pretty easy after that. The view was worth it. Absolutely amazing. The hike back up was easy to get up til the one troublesome spot earlier. This is a steep climb so your heart will race.

very nice trails with many side trails along the water. beautiful water falls. the backbone ridge trail was more challenging terrain and provided some interesting views.

nice little hike. We did the ridge trail as well. It's a good little hike that takes you the long way around to the falls loop. It has some decent incline. The falls was awesome. Nice little water hole for the kids to play around in. Take water shoes and walk from the top of the falls upstream to the trail.

Absolutely gorgeous waterfall, the hike wasn’t bad other than a bit slippery after the rain we’ve had. Looking forward to going back during the Fall & winter.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great Trail, very scenic and well marked. Great for backpacking! Only part I didn't like was towards the end at the third suspension bridge over the cascades where it was crowded and no one seemed to know how to pick up after themselves.

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