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Lovely November hike with my two Greyhounds!

hiking
3 days ago

This is a really beautiful trail. There are some climbing parts. We started near the waterfall instead of at the visitor center, so then the visitor center was mid-way if we needed bathrooms or to pick up anything. We logged it a little longer than the 3.2.

hiking
4 days ago

This trail has several things to see. There is the natural land bridge, the grotto, and some turtle formed rocks. All in all, this trail should be on everyone's bucket list.

A decent hike, not much to see. It’s a very manicured setting, so no ticks to worry about, but also little to no wildlife to see. If you’re in decent shape this is not moderate, this is an easy trail/nature walk.

4 days ago

This is an easy and peaceful trail. It is nice to see old springs that our ancestors used as a source for water.

This trail was very busy, lots of leashed dogs, but totally worth it and all very courteous hikers.

hiking
6 days ago

The trail was rewarding especially when you get to see a beautiful waterfall. It was a lot of fun!

Very nice, short easy trail. Good alternative to Cedar Falls trail. Very little foot traffic. A few interesting rock formations and nice river streams. A hidden gem at Petit Jean.

Nice trail. Better after a heavy rain.

Beautiful area, but I think it is safe to say they have given up marking the main trail. Took some awesome pics in the fall.

hiking
10 days ago

The trails are well blazed and cleared for trekkers. During rainy seasons keep in mind the trails are on a incline into a hallow so the paths could be flowing with water.

Very very nice place

hiking
11 days ago

I visited after a rain and although the trails were a bit slippery, muddy and wet the waterfalls were beautiful. It was worth the muddy shoes to hike down to the base of the falls.

hiking
12 days ago

Absolutely stunning , crisp morning air a perfect day for hiking Nov. 3 2018

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail! Went early Nov, right after a rain storm and the falls were incredible. Reasonably easy trail, can get a little steep, but worth it. You can see everything in 30 minutes. Definitely worth the trip!

Was definitely a good workout. Brought my two dogs as well and they seemed to enjoy it.

17 days ago

Leaves were beautiful today. The hickories were a gorgeous yellow and the gums (I think) were bright red. A lot of trees are still green, but I thought it made the colors pop and stand out. Good week to get up there!

The trail offers 4 scenic hollows that make up for the 3 missing ones. Highlights include ‘Natural Bridge’ and ‘Grotto’. Terrain is variable: groomed/rough, dry/wet, level/steep with lots of natural rocks integrated into the trail. The creek was flowing freely with large rocks well placed to cross over. Poles are helpful to navigate unsteady/steep surfaces. Overall, a wonderful hike.

hiking
24 days ago

Definitely more challenging than the bench trail down below. Some great views all over the mountain.

hiking
26 days ago

Cedar Creek Trail self guiding trail. very nice easy trail to walk along multiple small water falls and 2 bridge crossings. Me, my wife and daughter and 3 dogs walked this Oct 20th. nice day.

Nice loop, not too difficult. Great scenery and creek along majority of the trail with multiple crossings. Grotto and Natural bridge are nice to see.

hiking
26 days ago

It was great ! We met several other hikers along the way . There were areas where the trail wasn’t that wide close to cliffs . I am 56 and new to hiking . My wife and daughter joined me in the hike . To be quite honest it was a little bit more than I expected . However we pushed through and found ourselves tired and sore , but it was worth it ! Spectacular views

we went in the evening, trail had very few people on it. it was a beautiful sight. can't wait to return to stay at the lodge and adventure out on more trails.

Super easy.

great trail after a big rain, don’t skip the grotto it’s an extra .25 off the main trail

some big slick rocks but all in all a pretty easy trail if you take your time, I stopped several times and still finished right under 4 hours and I’m pretty slow

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike! So many beautiful rocks! There’s also a lot of areas where there is running water. Some water cascading over rocks. We took our puppy for her first hike here. It was the perfect first hike. She learned how to climb over rocks and get into the water! It was the perfect length. The only thing I didn’t love was that we parked in the wrong area (there’s two areas that get to the trail so much easier!). So if you use apple maps, just go a little further than it tells you to and park at the Pioneer cabin!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very easy hike with a real nice stream. Very easy. One of my favorite short hikes

Just a really nice rewarding hike. All around good

Fun, short trail. Great for kids or those not in the best of shape. Lots of large rocks to climb on and look around.

hiking
1 month ago

This was by far the best hike I have ever completed. We don’t have much hiking near my home (Memphis, TN) so this was an incredible find for me and my friend. The hike back up the switchbacks was tough, but we were expecting it. I would highly recommend pushing yourself further to make it around to the backside of the waterfall. I can’t wait to do this hike again next year!

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