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hiking
5 days ago

Amazing, hike wasn’t too hard to get through. Came after it rained and was muddy and slippery but made it through fine. Waterfalls were beautiful! Hiked all the way back, really after the second waterfall/sink hole there wasn’t anything I saw, would just hike to the second one and then turn back around.

Beautiful hike, well maintained even in winter. Go early to avoid the crowd. Great views and waterfalls, creeks.

nature trips
12 days ago

Absolutely worth a trip out to see. Don’t listen to the negativity of the previous reviews. It’s a super easy trail to get to. Park in the area right next to the ball field and just walk over through the gate. You keep to the right on the path and you’ll come across an old stage and a wooden platform down past the stage that overlooks some of the gorge. The area is absolutely beautiful and extremely easy to view. This isn’t an elaborate hike that requires a pack and a lot of endurance. It’s a short walk in the woods with a lot of pretty views. If you keep to the trail to the right of the wooden platform you’ll walk around a quarter of a mile and come out in a large overlook viewing a second waterfall and a large drop into the gorge. In my opinion it’s just absolutely awesome how deep the gorge is. It’s a great place for photos with family and so on. If you continue down another half a mile you’ll come up on an area that’s perfect for sitting and having a picnic or just some quality alone time with a breathtaking view of the mountains. The area is perfect for bird watching or just sight seeing in general. Although this is all a short walk, it’s absolutely worth taking the time out of your day and viewing. I personally wouldn’t say the trail was anything more than easy to navigate and traverse. We will definitely be going back for a nice picnic, or some evening views of the valley and moon.

Great hike, well worth it to the falls.

Nice trail right down the road from me. Beautiful waterfall/sink that was running good with all the recent rain.

Nice trail great view

hiking
20 days ago

Popular trail and well marked. Falls were full too. Love this one.

Great quick trail. Little muddy with all the rain but the waterfall is flowing!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. You can also go farther after you get to the waterfall/sink. Hard to tell when the fall is active. Winter is very good since you can look through the trees into the valley.

Great place to hike I’ve been hiking there for 16 years

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike, and beautiful waterfall! Only complaint was some of the markers appeared to me ripped down (rude). Great trail to take dogs on! Worth the trip

I did this hike on Thanksgiving Day 2018. It was in the high 60’s and perfect! The hike isn’t too long, it took us maybe 1.5-2 hours total with 20 minutes of just relaxing. Not too big of a waterfall but it’s a beautiful nonetheless! There are some steeper parts over rocks but nothing too strenuous. A lot of covered areas and some views along the way since leaves have mostly fallen. Beautiful day and hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful trail l! Not too much climbing hills, but there are some great obstacles from squeezing through fat mans squeeze to crossing a small stream. Borden Creek is on one side and some rocky cliffs on the other side.

It’s fine.!

Great place, the only thing was with all this wilderness a group of idiots had to camp right by us & make noises & scream all night. Besides that it was very nice.

hiking
3 months ago

well we started out trying to hike the Land Trust Loop but we ended up making our own loop. the old railroad bed is extremely rocky but also pretty cool. we met a man on the trail who gave us some nice information regarding the old railroad and made us appreciate the history more. all in all it was our first time on the land trust and we really enjoyed it! thankful for an organization committed to conserving, preserving, and protecting!

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail with cool feature at the end.

hiking
4 months ago

I have to agree with the other reviews. It is a very steep trail but it is worth the effort when you get to the river it offers spectacular views. I loved this trail and would recommend it.

hiking
4 months ago

Did this trail last year. It's short but spectacular and the peacefulness down on the river is soothing.
The climb back up is a tough one. Take your time.
I spoke with a local and they told me that they used to have concerts down in the gorge. There is old concrete picnic tables, a foundation of an old concession stand and blocks. They said there was a cable lift that lowered the bands and equipment into the gorge. And the Band Alabama is from there, Randy owns a large spread on the mountain, they used to play there back in the day.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is well marked and sown with sand and mulched leaves, making it easy on the feet. Path goes through moss-covered trees and beautiful rock formations. Waterfall at the end was beautiful. Any trail that I'd re-hike again is fantastic in my book, and this certainly is one!

Awesome hidden treasure! Great hike.

loose rock on the way down, beautiful at the river even though itvwas low, hike back up is steel and hard

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous hidden gem! there are various trails, one along the outer rim of the gorge is easy. Along the way to the lookout point is a more sketchy looking overgrown trail that is strainuous. It follows a rocky creekbed at a steep angle down to the middle falls. So worth the hike! I have read of other falls on down, and wanted to go down further, but I ran out of daylight. Must revisit this magical place!

It was fun!!!

hiking
4 months ago

The falls were really neat and this was a fun little hike if you live in the Huntsville area. Get ready for LOTS of uphill for the first mile!

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is quite wide and is basically a gravel road. Erosion has cut some pretty severe ditches into the trail and along some of the sides. It can be slippery in some places due to loose rocks and sand. The trail is steep. Very steep. But it is also quite short so it is easily achievable. I went with my wife, and 8 and 10 year old kids. They were more than capable of climbing it and they enjoyed the river at the bottom. The water is amazingly clear and lots of fish to see from the shore. We climbed on a lot or rocks and walked up stream for a bit. Great views of the canyon walls.

mountain biking
4 months ago

To anyone who would like to attempt riding this I hope you come across this first and I would strongly advise against it unless you'd rather walk more than you ride, there is one really cool feature on bluff line trail in the middle of this loop that's insanely fun to ride but otherwise it's awful

5 months ago

Lots of wildlife seen a lot of deer. Really liked the top

This was a fun hike, lots of centipedes all over the place though

Narrow trail, but amazing views!

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