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Nice shading, good to see some wildlife. It is short, going around the entire thing is about 2 miles. Trails get super narrow. I came around 2:00pm on a Saturday and there was little to no one around, so very peaceful.

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18 days ago

Beautiful falls at the end of a very short trail. There are tons of other connected trails nearby, but I only did the short waterfall hike. Immediately following I did four other hikes, making for the longest single day hike distance for me. This was a nice early morning warm-up, and I had the trail to myself.

easy trail. very enjoyable for a Saturday hike

great walk, lots of shade

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1 month ago

As beautiful as dunes can be, however 3 stars because: 1) some benches are too tall: probably, the soil settled with time; 2) the dunes block the view of the ocean; 3) "Warning! Mountain lion is active in this area" as posted in the kiosk by the bridge leading from the loop north-east to Alder dunes. "Is active", not merely "sighted."

Nice short outting, great for kids, mostly shade which is nice when it's warm out.

great for little kids, easy flat & wide trails. nice little creek to cool off in during the summer months.

loved this trail. see the top and bottom of a beautiful waterfall. excellent Cliff perch sections on upper trail

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1 month ago

Quick short hike from the trailhead. Road in was long and somewhat challenging with all the 4-wheelers and other motorized recreational vehicles. Trail not well marked but follow the sounds of the fall. When there, it is a spectacular view with moss covered rocks at the falls. The sound of gunshots (assuming target practice), dirt bikes, ATVs detracted from the beauty and serenity.

Did this hike back in January of 2017 and it was icy and slick which made the trek harder than it would be in the spring or summer months.

I rate 3 stars because it was so confusing I went on a low traffic day so I didn’t go too far I definitely would like to go back and do the whole hike though

Have a great walk with my dog

Get here EARLY and I can’t stress that enough lol. Wonderful very easy hike for the whole family. I seen little children ages 2-3 that were hiking just fine. Little to no elevation gain but all of the falls are amazing. BEWARE: The Trail can definitely be confusing at times. If you want to check it out before you go there is YouTube video I did below, copy/paste the link.

https://youtu.be/hDOKVLZPGsw

It was a fun adventure. I love taking photos off trail, looking for unique points of interest. I got a lot of great little photos on here. https://instagram.com/p/Bh-am7Fnd6z/

Beautiful year round hiking area.

A bit muddy but a good loop with lots of Neature!

Shortish and very muddy when we were there, but the forest is beautiful and you would never know you were so near to the houses.

This was our first time coming here and didn’t really know what to expect as a friend had been suggested it so we thought, why not? If you’re looking for a quiet hike, this is not it. We got an early start but it was a constant stream of people, bikes, horses, etc. Not a big deal to some but not my idea of a hike. It was also clear that many people don’t clean up after their dogs, which was disappointing as I carried my bags the easy 2.5 miles to the garbage. We came from the Hantwick TH and planned to take some trails past the bridge but there was zero signage which for a place like this, you’d think they would have some guide or map other than just elevation. we did the most obvious small loop and called it good as we were getting a little irritated trying to figure it out past that. Like others have said too, hard to see the falls in high water season so maybe a sign to let you know what you may be looking at would’ve been nice. The scenery and bridge were beautiful, it just wasn’t the right “hike” for us.

Fairly easy, very pretty. Alder loop was very muddy and not as pretty as the other loops so not really worth navigating the mud.

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5 months ago

In a residential neighborhood with limited parking in a cul de sac which is flanked by homes. Had difficulty turning around with all the cars. Found that if I took a left on 183rd instead of the right, there is a much quieter cut de sac (without the number of homes and cars) to enter from.

busy but beautiful park like setting. shallow swimming and wading pools that are great in the summer

Beautiful hike

We found this hike to be a little vanilla and relatively crowded. While the path is well taken care of, we tend to go hiking for a little more seclution. During January the falls are more of a set of large rapids but I'm sure they are more appealing during the dryer months. The river setting is nice and there are plenty of opportunities to stop and have a picnic at one of the many park benches provided. The thing that saved the day from total disappointment was the pair of bald eagles we found only 40 to 50 feet up in a tree right off the trail over looking the water. They seemed completely unoffended by our presence and stood for our many pictures of them.

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7 months ago

Cool little marsh-like hike; right near a residential neighborhood but you really wouldn’t know once you get out there. Tons of critters; slugs, snails, and salamanders. Kids had a great time - it’s all flat so no need to worry about hills or climbing.

This is the easiest and maybe one of the most beautiful trails in the gorge. Hoping it opens back up soon ❤️

A pleasant day, nobody but myself on the trail. The previously muddy trail was frozen so no problem dealing with mud. Very pretty and enjoyed the solitude.

One of my favorite ever hikes- So sad it’s closed! Feels like another world being surrounded by huge amounts of moss and greens while in a valley between the rock. Ugh. Absolutely love it. The falls at the end are worth visiting a thousand times over.

Nice hike. Went in late October and it was a little muddy but other than that in good condition. Options for longer or shorter hikes due to different trails. Picnic tables at start of hikes. Good for kids/walking dogs.

simple yet beautiful trail

Nice stroll with my kids and dog.

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