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26 days ago

great place to bring the family, nice short hike in and the falls can be great at times

1 month ago

Lovely falls and swimming hole. Very easy trail, trail is wheelchair accessible, but the beach is probably not.

Very easy hike with nice views

Everyone kept telling me that Lampson Falls was under a mile but I knew it was way longer. Turns out that THIS is the trail I was talking about. About 3 miles of pretty easy going with about 1% being "moderate". Some skinny, sloped spots that are centimeters from the river's edge make it officially iffy for older dogs, in my opinion.

8 months ago

Great time, short trail great for family. good access for all until just before the falls. Then good for those able to walk. Wide trail good for those in wheelchair for most of the trail.

10 months ago

Family friendly!

Great trail. If you do all of it, the 'high water detour' near sugar island is still flooded. Also the trail is littered with ticks, so be careful to dress appropriately.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great beginners trail and family trail. Pet friendly.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Amazing experience. Would definitely go again

Thursday, October 13, 2016

It's a good for a family trip. Only 1 mile walk leads you to the Fall.

Friday, August 12, 2016

I would hardly call this a moderate hike. It's easily accessible by all and it isn't even a mile round trip. But having said that views are amazing. And if you make the trip in the warm months bring a swim suit and hop in!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This is a good one for running or biking. It's still quite new and is so smooth it practically seems paved. Pretty nice views too, though not quite "rustic" enough for my tastes.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We have been going here for years. Its an easy walk in great for kids and pets.

Monday, July 18, 2016

It was wonderful. It follows the river most of the time and starts down by the Stewart's now so the whole track is about 2 miles. It is great for kids as my 4 year old tagged along and we were able to take the double stroller down the trail for my 1 year old and my 4 month old. It is very well kept with few hills and quite a few little fishing spots. Lots of wooded areas as well with quite a bit of small wildlife, squirrels and birds and such. All and all it was a wonderful little walk and my children really enjoyed themselves.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Beautiful and easy hike.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I believe we did more than just going into the falls. We walked in, signed the visitor book then followed a wide trail to the falls. My Garmin has recorded a 3.24 mile loop. We walked out on the wooden platform they have for viewing the falls then walked back to the trail and continued to the left (not going back to the park lot). I looked at the map on my Garmin and the falls are at about a half mile. There are yellow trail mark circles on the trees we followed it continued north before going west at the 1.5 mile mark. NW a bit till you came out on another good view of the river. This is where you turn South and the trail got a little sparse. It's right on the edges of the river so your view is beautiful- keep an eye out for trail marker signs. We almost missed them at one point. Also it's winter time that we did this, careful of ice. You move away from the river and cut through some really gorgeous pine trees. The real gem is when you hear the falls again at the 2.5 mile mark. A great spot to have a bite to eat and watch the falls. There is a beach up a quarter mile from there and you climb up to find yourself back at the viewing platform.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Flat walk in, gorgeous falls with a nice little beach area.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It was an easy hike. The falls were beautiful. Parts of the trail were very over grown, only about half the trail was crushed gravel. Would definitely visit again.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Very easy, relatively flat trail with nice view of the falls.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

It was a very beautiful trail. It took me about 4 hours to complete round trip. It is mostly along the river the whole way. I would say it is definitely and easier hike if you want something down tempo for the day. It was still a good workout.

on Lampson Falls

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

This was the first hike for my boys, 10 and 5, and they absurdly loved it. They particularly liked swimming at the Falls. But also exploring around. They can't wait to go back and try other hikes.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

First 2 pictures are from rainbow falls, next 2 copper rock falls

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Sunday, April 07, 2013

It's a short ride to the falls but beautiful every time. There is some interesting terrain around the area however you might want to wear bug spray.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beautiful little hike. It was nature at its finest and well worth the visit. There was enough climbing around the falls to give it a little extra workout but overall an easy trail.

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