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I went two days ago with some friends. The hike was great! It was a little muddy, but nothing too bad.

One of my favorites! It was pretty soggy today. I wore rain boots and my fiance wore some sturdy hiking shoes. We were both just fine :) The only difficulty was directly after the bridge was under a couple inches of water, but there were some logs laid down for you to walk on. Beautiful!

Pretty steep decline right off the bat. Features an awesome waterfall and lake. The way back kicks your butt!

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blowdown
6 days ago

Quick day hike leaving from the visitor center parking lot. Trail was fine for a while but about half a mile in there were trees across the trail. Some were easy to go around, other places were more difficult. I would not recommend going until it has been cleaned up a bit.

lovely hike. no snow yet. lots of little waterfalls. the most gorgeous section is right after the Notch Pass junction. the path comes down beside the river.

Follow the written directions to the trailhead. The directions using coordinates on app take you to the wrong place. Great hike, fairly easy. It’d be a great hike on a hot day since most of trail was in shade. The drive up wasn’t too bad, some potholes with partial paved road.

Easy and beautiful. The trail was a little wet but nothing hazardous unless you’re climbing down to see the falls up close. The drive to the trail is a little iffy, only because there are so many huge potholes everywhere. Easy hike, will do again soon!

all the time..

hiking
14 days ago

A ton of downhill (uphill on the return) to get to a great bridge and pretty water make this a great workout hike! Very muddy in the wet season.

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail and a good workout hiking back out. All up hill! Love this trail with stunning bridge at the bottom

hiking
17 days ago

mud boots recommended for occasional ankle deep water and mud today. thanks to the person who made this suggestion.

This is a beautiful trail, however we only made it 3 miles round trip since our 3-year-old prefers to hike himself, so it was slow going. We knew going into this we wouldn’t complete it, but we were hoping to reach the bridge, but we did not. This trail is marked as kid friendly, but I’m not sure I 100% agree. Maybe for older kids ages 6+. It’s a longer hike for kids, plus the trail has some steep hills on the side.

Overall, it looks like a great hike, I will update my review when I do it without the kids.

Loved it!

walking
19 days ago

Be prepared to get wet if you go in the winter! The falls were incredible. It was a very easy hike and took us about an hour to get there, take in the falls and relax a bit, and get back to our car. Some tourists in running shoes and umbrellas managed it just fine, too!

I visited this trail on December 24th and it was nice and clear. I went early in the morning and didn’t encounter anyone else. It is very short and paved, more of a sidewalk than a trail. The waterfall itself is pretty, especially for how easy it is to access.

Due to a huge storm and the gov shutdown trail is very challenging. I would rate it as hard. You’ll have to do a lot of climbing and ducking under trees. Do not bring your dog you won’t make it through. Fun trail if you’re looking for an adventure and I recommend not doing it alone buddy system.

Really easy hike! Most people go for the stump house but the beach offers beautiful views, as well. Especially in the fall.

walking
22 days ago

Beautiful walk.

Graveled path for most of the way and beautiful forest.

hiking
25 days ago

Good winter hike if you want to hit minimal snow. Great springtime trip too as there are tons of Rhododendrons on the way down. Seldom busy with people is a plus for me. Smooth trail with a few muddy spots on the way down to the river. 2 large camps once you reach the river. Wild country beyond bridge up the Grey Wolf trail.

Very easy trail that meanders along a river and a smaller stream. Last few hundred feet to the waterfall are very steep and require a climb up a few dozen stairs. However, the end experience is well worth the effort.

Fun with older kids!

hiking
30 days ago

I have hiked this several times. Great little trail to bring kids on! My four year old mad it up this last summer with some hand-holding and assistance in narrow areas (we stayed up at the lookout and didn't descend to the falls). Last summer my 9 year old made it just fine and we did go down and dip our feet in on a hot day. Very pretty. Just don't be like me and fall in trying to get a photo....the water stays cold! (:
In the summer the lot can get full, but I've never had too much of an issue finding a place to park. Short, but sweet.

This was probably my favorite hike I've ever done! The forest was so whimsical. lots of foliage, mushrooms, waterfalls, and it's easy! don't forget to wear boots and bring an umbrella :)

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was soaked in water

Great trail. Some water on trail from all of the rain. Right along the river for about half of the trail. 3 beautiful bridges. Very well maintained and not very technical.

hiking
1 month ago

forgot to write a review, went when it was a sunny day and made it down to the stump house, looked around saw the beach cabin that was used long ago, trail was easy to navigate and it was a nice walk in the woods

Cool spots, easy walk :)

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