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Super easy and quick. Beautiful falls!

Great trail! Slight inclines, but nothing too difficult. This was my puppy’s first hike with hopefully more to come.

Beautiful trail, some wonderful trail work has been done, thank you to whomever! There has been a lot of rain the last week in the falls were absolutely beautiful!

Amazing waterfall. Cool campus too.

Great for the family!

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3 days ago

Unexpectedly beautiful waterfalls. Moderately busy on weekends in the Fall.

Really pretty trail. The autumn leaves truly made this hike seem yellow. A few easy stream crossings, I was glad to have a hiking pole though. The waterfall at the end is beautiful. About a 200 foot elevation gain on the way back from the falls. The hike from the falls back to the car took us 35 minutes.

I have hiked about 100 trails with waterfalls and this trail is by far the most beautiful! Very easy hike in and out. Well marked and maintained.
There are actually two falls at the end with a smaller one along the way.
I would give it 10 stars if I could!!

gorgeous waterfall!, took creek trail up and and it wasn't a bad hike at all. going down we went down east ridge trail which was pretty sketchy. lots of loose rocks and erosion. I would def do this again...

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail for all ages!

The trees have been cleared from the trail. One nice option is to add the Latham cemetery loop to your walk. This brings the total distance to 7.8 miles.

Awesome trail! Steps were a good workout. Beautiful views of the falls. Not that crowded of a trail. Very rocky in some places so watch your step!

Such a quick trail to a fun and freezing swimming hole.

Trail starting behind the visitors center to the falls is the best direction to take due to the condition of the trail and rocks.

Very easy hike but too crowded with people.

Short Jaunt to the viewing platform...nice waterfall. We did not go down below the falls, looks rather difficult if conditions are wet.

Not too long, not too short to Yellow Branch Falls with a few creek crossings. Easy hike on the way to the falls, and easy/moderate on way back (due to elevation gain from climbing back out of the valley). There are flats along the way to recover. I hiked it on a cooler/dry day with my 22 month old son strapped to me in our Osprey carrier and there were a few ares where I had some slightly elevated breathing and some burning quads, but not too bad. Pack a lunch because there is ample space near the falls to relax, enjoy the view, and refuel. I also passed about 5 other hiking groups along the way (on a Wednesday afternoon) so it does see some traffic. The trails is also well maintained.

Loved this trail. Parked at the visitors center and took the trail behind it, up to the top of the falls. It was a very steep climb and very rocky in some parts. There were a couple of lookout points along the way that offered spectacular views of the surrounding area. You can’t see the falls from the top, so we decided to take the hundreds of steps down to the base. The stairs wrap around the falls and the view gets better as you go down. There are many spots to stop and rest or take pics. The stairs can be a bit daunting for someone who has a fear of heights, such as myself. However, it was absolutely worth it! Once at the bottom, we walked back to the parking lot. The signage was not the best and we ended up street walking for a good portion. There were some trails marked, but we weren’t sure where they would end. Overall, Im so glad that we visited.

I absolutely loved this trail! We did it at dusk, which was probably a bad choice considering how steep it is, but it was lovely anyways. Plus we got to catch the sunset. Other reviewers are right about the stairs. They can be brutal. But the views are so, so worth it.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice walk to the observation deck. Deck is damaged from a fallen tree so part of the viewing area is inaccessible. Still beautiful views of the falls.

love this one!

Short but the falls are worth it

Great trail. Lots of steep stair climbing along side of falls.

Great hike with well marked trail. Waterfall is beautiful.

It was absolutely beautiful and the finish was very rewarding.

hiking
1 month ago

I don’t know what kind of joke y’all are trying to play but this trial isn’t easy or moderate. This trail is one that you have to be an expert hiker in order to climb it. Not to mention the directions in order to get there are terrible...cause there are none. Best of luck to whoever attempts this trial.

Very nice trail. We ll definitely do it again

not too bad of a trail, overall. it's more for horseback riding and trail bikes. unfortunately there were deer hunters literally hunting ON the trails.

Great park, couple different trail options. Steps can be strenuous but overall super easy and enjoyable afternoon hike.

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