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hiking
2 days ago

Difficult road to travers to the actual trail head unless you have an all wheel drive vehicle. We walked the road to the TH and the trail itself is not long but steep and appearing not formerly maintained. The hike is sleek with rock and covered in fallen leaves making it difficult to traverse in many areas. The pay off is well worth the jaunt with a beautiful falls. The drive to this falls is also splendid.

Beautiful view

7 days ago

Great views of the lake

This trail was great! Some ocean views along the way and a superb ocean view (108* view) at the end of the trail. Some parts were pretty muddy and some of the big root sections had little ponds of water so I was glad I wore my extra tuff tall boots. Brought my dog with me and she loved the trail too :-) when we got to the end of the trail it was sunny and warm, felt like summer! Fun trail and definitely would recommend!

My tracker data said it’s actually 5.5 miles but elevation gain is right on. Great hike.

Absolutely gorgeous! made it to the white locked fence easily thanks to the directions of *always staying to the left and down hill * directions once turn off of Crooked Finger Rd. Took second trail as stated below with Abbey Foundation sign and it was a quick hike in staying left once we hit the river.
Definitely going back once every season this next year !

Completed 10-8-18
Went in the dark, still a fun hike

Great hike. Did it in mid October on a weekday, so there were very few people there. Yes, it is all uphill all the way to the top, but take your time and enjoy the views from every angle. It's a fairly steady climb and there is no scrambling. Well worth your time.

hiking
22 days ago

Wear sturdy shoes. The trail is muddy and uneven. There aren't any guardrails along the cliff edges. Not for kids or unleashed dogs.

Awesome hike, I’ve hiked it three times. Amazing falls.

hiking
24 days ago

Previous reviews are accurate. There’s a boatload of slippery mud, but I went during a drier spell, so it really wasn’t too terribly bad. And there’s the tree roots. So many tree roots. I definitely felt the elevation gain at the end, but this is a doable hike. The view was gorgeous along the trail, but at the end, all I saw was fog. That being said, I’d still highly recommend this trail. Critters spotted along the way: one snake, one banana slug, and a couple chipmunks. This is one of those trails where everyone goes, so be prepared for lots of people and lots of dogs.

Beautiful trail. Good for walking or running in most parts. We went on to Vivian lake which was farther than we anticipated and not well marked. All in all great day 8.5 miles total.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice hike. Was a bit muddy in places, so I’m glad to have done it after a dry weather stretch. Can’t imagine how slippery and messy it’ll be in the middle of the rainy season! Great views! Couple of scary drop off cliffs, so keep an eye on your kids and pups. Lots of people and dogs. Some uphill and some downhill, but overall quite manageable, even for someone in not great shape :)

Lovely hike on easy trails. There are a couple beautiful falls for a shorter hike.

backpacking
28 days ago

Excellent hike! The roots and puddles were a bit difficult but all around an amazing hike!! So gorgeous!!!

Beautiful

on Cape Lookout Trail

hiking
1 month ago

The muddiest trail ever. Crazy tree roots. Pretty views. Great for kids and not hard.

Awesome short trails. The kids loved it. Great views.

My brother & I drove ALL the way here for nothing...
We can hike like beasts and navigate well but once we got about 1/2 way done with the hike, your just left stranded and guessing.
there's a HUGE lack of signs and you just get lead to an open area of complete confusion.
We tried to find the right trail using the description but had no luck at all.
We tried to find the right way for an hour or two and just said screw all of this and packed it home.
If you want to waste your time... Come Up To This Trail!

The stairway to beach, offers a great workout, beautifully constructed, weaving around the ocean boulders. Nice beach, lots of drift wood. Secluded during winter.

Breathtaking views!! Pretty strenuous if unused to the altitude.

Great view of the lake and wildlife

Beautiful. Rog’s directions below are essential reading before you go.

hiking
1 month ago

The view from the top is excellent

simply lovely! just because it's a short hike, doesn't mean it's not worth it.

Great hike. Long but many different terrain

9/26/18
Salt Creek Falls is definitely worth a stop, especially if you take the trail down to view it from below the rim. We found Lower Diamond Falls, which was nice, but it left us wondering where the upper falls might be. Along the trail were some viewpoints which were great for fall foliage but also overlook the road so there can be traffic noise and such. Overall I think it’s worth a stop for Salt Creek but I don’t think I’d hike to Diamond Falls again.

simply spectacular. we totally scored with the weather. we were here last year same time and smoke from wildfires made visibility = zero, yesterday visibility was infinity. this is a must see must do hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Just beautiful. Well worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!!!! past reviews helped big time to find the falls. once you get to the dead end it’s only .5 miles to falls but it’s a climb down and a climb back up ,totally worth though . lots of people while we were there . parking is very tight

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