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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.

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.

2 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.

Beautiful trees on the short loop from the end of the road. Several benches to rest on, but at this time of year too damp. Many roots require close attention when walking.

Drove up instead of hiking in. Driving required suv for some clearance and pot holes on gravel road. Very fun drive if you have decent 4wd.
Went the morning after heavy rain and made it much more intense than everyone else’s photos showed - huge waterfall after the rain. Hike was nothing if you drive in - maybe a mile total to/from.
Hike was 3 stars, but waterfall and fun 4wd drive in 4 star.

4 months ago

Nice hike with my small dog. Cover from the trees makes it a little less wet. Good hills on one side, and the river rushing is wonderful to hear. During the summer, step in and get wet! Huge pro: bathrooms, and quite a few of them!

4 months ago

Beautiful hike and easy for kids. Had a two month old and five year old with us. They were doing some tree clearing on the right side (heading in) which distracted from the nature/natural feeling. Waterfall was amazing for such a short trek.

Closed. You cannot get into the park. It's blocked off by cones because of the fire. I tried to sneak in but was stopped by the park patrol. He said it isn't open until March.

Nice easy trail with great views!

This is probably one of my favorite hiking trails. I've taken my daughter (4 years old) with me multiple times and she loves it as well. I highly recommended this trail to anyone, and it's great for kids.

5 months ago

Very Short, nice little falls at the end. Would be good for kids. Very easy. Slippery when wet. Trail does cross a few ATV trails.

Very Beautiful trail, (at least it was before the fire) :( Managed to do the hike to Elowah Falls in Crutches so that was a challenge to me, probably not a big challenge to someone with two good feet

Seems like a great spot for summer river wading, but I probably wouldn't come here again for hiking. The parking situation is not great (get here early) and there was a shocking lack of signage on the loop trails. The loop map doesn't include all the forks so I felt more anxious about where I was going than I should have. Overall it was fine, but maybe not for me. The bridge allows for some good photo ops.

Well maintained trail. Super beautiful, no people.

Have done multiple times. One of my favorite falls in the gorge

6 months ago

Beautiful hike!

Absolutely beautiful and easy

Beautiful waterfall !! Took the grand children ( 5 7 and 10) there, and it was a very easy hike for them. Have gone there about 6 times and it is a great hike on a summer or winter day.

My husband and I love this trail. So cool and shady on a hot day. His recumbent trike works great here. Love to stop along the way and look at the river or the wooded hillside interspersed with streams.

Quite a busy trail but still beautiful and not too tough for an afternoon. The views along the trail and at the falls are well worth the small crowding.

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