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Nice and peaceful trail. However, towards the end we came to private property and the owner had a pitbull which was not on a leash and some what frightened us. The dog followed us for about 30 sections barking then left us alone. Besides that trail was good!

Is beautiful loved

Easy nice trail. The trail itself isn’t too long but does lead to many other trails.

good challenging hike for the first half mile or so, and then it levels out and starts to descend towards the end of the trail. there are 4 waterfalls on the trail you can't miss them. best time to go would be in March when it is raining.

This was a beautiful hike! I’m very out of shape and wanted to get outdoors to jumpstart my fitness journey. I did get really winded going uphill, but took breaks and powered through. I would definitely rate this as a moderate to easy hike for most. If I can do it, ANYONE can.

Be ready to pay 10$ for parking

Amazing hike. A lot of people. But still recommend to see the dam.

Overcrowded, people with speakers, bros in white shoes.

Agree with the moderately easy comments in other post. Nice hike though.

Beautiful hike with gorgeous waterfalls.

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16 days ago

Did this from Spring Creek trailhead via North East ridge.. which is half the mileage(~5 miles round-trip) and same elevation(~3.3-3.5K), so a lot harder, but totally worth every step. Had a very clear/sunny day and had to wear snowshoes all along.

Parking was easy and free, so that’s a good way to start things off! The trail was pretty easy to maneuver, and is pretty neat in the early morning. Later in the morning, I noticed a lot more trail runners and other people (not a bad thing at all, just an observation). I will say the views are pretty killer for a fairly short hike. Also, if you are in it for fitness reasons the last 1/4 mile is a good leg burner! I would totally recommend it!

great trail! If you chose to hike counterclockwise the first mile or so is definitely a straight up hike with very little level ground to recover on. Once you do reach the top of the hill it is smooth sailing from there. Today was my second time hiking it and it was a beautiful time of the year to explore up there, not too many people and I did encounter snake.

Absolutely incredible waterfalls! Hiked this trail on April 1, and the water was roaring. It was a busy weekend in the area but there weren’t too many people on the trail. If you’re in the Yosemite area I’d say this is a must do! No fee, dogs on leash allowed. Well maintained trail.

It's a nice hike! bring some insect repellant...

Great hike! First half is in the sun, second is mostly in the shade. The dam was a great place for lunch, and it’s all downhill on the way back so it made for an easy trek back after hiking up hill on the way in. Highly recommend.

This was a beautiful trail. Everything was green and blooming. There were a lot of butterflies.
The trail was fairly easy climbing on the way up and downhill back. There was a Dam at the top. It was beautiful and there was a rainbow at the end.

Its much farther then I had thought. Beautiful trail with amazing sight seeing. make sure you leash your dogs at all times. I did receive a ticket for no leash on my very well behaved German Sheppard, but couldn't have been from a better looking, funny, all around Park Ranger, so in the end was kinda worth it lol ENJOY!!

This hike was amazing! Beautiful dam and views!

We walked exactly along the map, but did not find the waterfall!

hiking
26 days ago

One of the best hiking spot in the Tahoe area. The last couple miles before reaching the summit kicks ass forreals. The view is definitely worth it though. Hiked this 3x.

We parked near the trail head. Sun and snow made beautiful pictures. Creek runs on the side of the trail. We turned around half way, because couldn’t cross the river. Main waterfall is very pretty, however more people. While hiking to Waterfall was not a sole on a Sunday. Going downhill on way back.

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1 month ago

Great trail... straight up...

hiking
1 month ago

A really tough hike that’ll get you ready for fire season.

A very good and well managed trail

1 month ago

I got a good sweat in and beautiful views.

This is a great trail from Fall until hit starts hitting the 90s. It's even better after a light snow. Full trail starts at Cedar Valley but if you want a shorter hike then there is another trailhead further up HW41 that is about the halfway point to red rock falls at the end of this trail.

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