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Great for toddlers

beautiful hike! you get to a foot bridge with some impressive falls and think you're there, but just around the bend is comet falls. really impressive.

the sign says 3 hours round trip, but I got up to the falls in 50 minutes. if you're in good shape and hike pretty quick you can probably do it in closer to two.

one of my favorite hikes! it's really easy but the waterfalls and caves once you get there are fantastic! what a gem!

Excellent hiking trail through the forest to reach the waterfall at the top.

What I expected in the Pacific NW!

hiking
1 day ago

Super easy. We have had people of all ages and ability complete this with us.

Excellent trail for the whole family. The river is the star of this show.

A wide and very pleasant trail with large old-growth trees, ferns, and mosses. The water fall is nice.

Beautiful huge trees and turquoise water...

Great views. Quite a few stairs. Wagon road trail will also get you to the falls with different views (forest vs rivers) but when coming back to the parking lot seemed easier so maybe doing the loop the opposite way (wagon road to the falls and the franklin falls back to the car) would be easier for someone with any knee issues.

hiking
2 days ago

Great little hike to see a beautiful waterfall and play in the stream down below. A bonus: hike along the trails by Lake Crescent to catch some extraordinary views of that amazing mountain lake.

trail washout, adds about 1.5 mile detor

Comet Falls was impressive and a great hike in the trees. saw a few marmots along the creek.

Was an awesome easy hike and amazing views.

Hiked 7/17: NFRD 90 is full of dips that u won’t see but will hear the bottom of your car scraping the pavement- 30 mph max! Hike: need a NW Forest Pass....well marked trail with Lewis River right next to you almost the entire way up to Upper Falls. No bugs and only saw 2 people on the way in. Great hike for a hot day!

Such a beautiful trail!!! Would love to go back someday.

Forgot to clock out of my recording so it recorded a bit of the drive out!
It was a beautiful clear day and we ended up dipping into the water. We arrived at lower Lewis and didn’t realize we could hike up to see middle Falls and upper Lewis. I highly suggest doing so, middle Falls was one of my favorite stops just because it wasn’t nearly as crowded as the lower Falls!
Great hike and would do it again!

I was here on 7/15/2018.
Gorgeous trail, well worth the drive.
Because I hiked this with a dog, I showed up at about 9:30am to beat the heat. It was pretty cool on arrival. I hiked from Lower Falls to Upper Falls and was back to my car by 1pm. I stopped at all three Falls to take in the view, so the hike could have been much shorter if I didn’t stop for breaks.
Not buggy at all, I even forgot to put on bug spray and didn’t get any mosquito bites.
The trail is well maintained and easy enough for beginners, but fun enough for experienced hikers.

These falls really are a must see. Just go. It’s an easy hike with decent mileage and views you won’t forget.

The road to get here is packed full of pothole-like dips, so take it slow. Also, a part of the road is all gravel. I drove a Prius and it did just fine, but I did need to take it slow.

hiking
4 days ago

Really enjoyed this

Yes, just go! Take your whole family. It will be worth it. Parking is 5$ cash.

I loved this hike minus the very rocky trail most of the time. A small incline going in. Not hard at all. Must follow the rock arrow formation and two red ribbon tags on the trees to get to the falls though. This hike took about 5-6 hours in and out.

A fun and quick little trail with plenty to see along the way. Starting at Lake Crescent, you pass through a small tunnel and into a mossy forest. It’s a straightforward walk to the falls with not much climbing at all. Perfect for all ages. We went in early July and the level of Mosquitos was border line unbearable. We found this was the case in most of the hikes we did so take bug spray! You will pass by a few bridges that cross over some creeks that are great for pictures. And finally once at the falls, make sure you climb up to the second platform for a better view. The falls themselves are not the greatest sight on earth but the trail makes it worth the easy venture.

first time with the family best hike this far. beautiful scenery and fresh air. dog friendly easy hike.

Very pretty trail, nice waterfalls

Amazing!!! Absolutely wonderful views! Waterfalls and rivers the whole way up

Amazing! Great hike to go on after leg day at the gym ;) awesome couples hike

hiking
6 days ago

Great for little kids. Trail is well kept. Parking can be a challenge even during the weekdays.

Very easy trail and good start into the hiking season. Bring good bug spray because horseflies, bees and nats are present plenty. Lots of shade with spots to veer off and get close to the river. Pretty views and beautiful waterfalls.

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