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hiking
5 days 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
11 days 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!

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
2 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
2 months ago

Fun trail with cool feature at the end.

hiking
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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

4 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!

on Land Trust Loop

5 months ago

hey guys this is not kid friendly I am not very happy this took a very long time it is not fun if you are strong enough to then go for it I am just giving you all a warning it is very hard I can almost not catch my breath

6 months ago

Awesome trail - water fall was well worth the hike - will warn you to have bug spray and if allergic to oak or ivy be prepared it is over growing the trails - and bring you stick - the trails are closer to hard than easy on the moderate scale

It was a good hike but slippery on the rocks. It had rained before we went. We saw two deer and One Turkey. Also they’re was a bench at the waterfall that someone had broken and thrown part of it up and it was stuck on a tree limb. It was a hot day when we went but upon reaching the waterfall the air was a lot cooler. It was like an air conditioner.

Good distance for what you get. You can’t get near the waterfall though. It’s just straight down into a hole. Then you pretty much turn around and leave. Not one id visit again.

hiking
6 months ago

Great quick trail with expansive mountain views and an intimate path along the river.

Good little workout on a nice trail, but it needs some general maintenance to prevent being overgrown.

I hiked about 2.5 miles of the trail (trail #200) yesterday from south to north, starting at the Sipsey trailhead and thought it was a great hike. The bluffs and outcroppings were magnificent and one could easily visualize our native Americans, and peoples before, using the area for shelter and subsistence.

I hiked the 209 at the cranal road outside parking lot .... i wasnt sure if you were suppose to pay 3 bucks to park there or if only to cross the wooden bridge and use that lot ...... any ways it follows it the creek for little bit then curves in to some bluff walls with a small water fall or 2 then goes back to the creek ...... it was moderate id say........ i saw a dead copperhead someone was kind enough to lay right where you would reach to grab the rock for support

If someone has mentioned this trail crosses Borden Creek I missed it, and after all the spring rains, it was a hazardous crossing.

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