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Amazing hike and the waterfall at the end is breathtaking, far exceeding my expectations. Well-marked trail in purple. Several very steep inclines but doable. It took me about 30 min to get in and 25 back. I’m under 30 and exercise daily and I was sweaty and pretty tired when I finished, so great little workout, too

A great short hike. The waterfall at the end is really beautiful. Gets a little hard at some places, otherwise a moderate hike. I will not suggest taking kids because there are few points with pretty steep and slippery climb.

Moderate uphill hike with roots and boulders along the way, but the waterfalls are beautiful and well worth the effort!

5 days ago

This nature walk has been a tradition in my family for years. I always loved going every year a child and now bringing my children. Bring a good picnic and make a day.

Hiked up on 8/4 with the whole crew of kids- 9, 8, 6, and 4- its a little steep at some parts but definitely doable for kids- great falls at the top- if you go up the right side of the falls there’s a better spot 1/2 way up to rest and have lunch/snack

Very rainy solo hike in the AM on 8/3, due to the rain the trail was completely empty. This isn't a great trail to do in the rain as the food path basically works as a slippery clay drainage creek. Other than getting very wet, it's an enjoyable short trail with some interesting boulders and nice waterfalls which were at peak capacity due to the current monsoon season. I know the trail is rated hard, but it's actually very easy as it's really short and the climbs are moderate. Up near the falls you do have to scrabble around a bit but it's not technically challenging. I think this would be a great hike for kids 8+ due to the length and interesting elements. I plan to do it again with the family in tow next time.

Loved this trail! It is fairly difficult and a steep incline 80% of the way up, but the waterfall and mountain views were truly worth it. We highly suggest doing this if you’re looking for something with some challenge. We got stuck in a thunderstorm and it was still not too bad.

Really fun trail! Almost all up hill on the way there but it’s worth it to see the gorgeous waterfall.

My 6 yr old had no problem! it was great

trail running
1 month ago

Great scenery with a little bit of history. The pavement is well taken care of.

Definitely a bit challenging with the roots and some steep terrain but 100% worth it for the beautiful waterfall!!

As good as it gets for a medium hike. It is very strenuous and steep, and you must traverse roots and rocks, but there are some easy inclines and declines along the way.
It was brutally hot and bug-infested the day I went. The payoff is worth it. The trail of s decently marked and maintained. Keep to the left, when in doubt, on the way up. Look up from the bottom of the falls by taking a small steep trail.
One of my favorites in SC!

walking
1 month ago

Love this trail for a quick walk in the wilderness. This is a must see for people visiting the area. Mosquitos were not too bad big bug spray is a must. Saw a few turtles, snakes, and deer on todays trip.

Short but tough hike. The falls are beautiful with an option to hike higher and see more of the falls! I would not recommend taking your toddler like I did :)

Moderate trail with a few steep spots/stairs but nothing too strenuous. Nice lookouts across the gorge on the way. Saw a few pretty big bear tracks along the trail. The spur trail to The Narrows is a must-do. Awesome view from the lookout.

This trail is a great uphill workout and if you are looking for that sort challenge this is the trail for you because all your efforts are rewarded with an AMAZING waterfall at the end. It is grand - almost Undisturbed- peaceful. My 10 and 11 year old boys did this with me and we had the waterfall to ourselves for two hours. Well worth the hike. Easy access. Easy parking.

Enjoyed this trail for a quick little jaunt through the woods! Definitely suggest taking the narrows trail to checkout the ready beautiful waterfall at the end.

Very strenuous hike but well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Well Maintained. Would better if Blazed.

Definitely a strenuous trail, as there are plenty of areas you’ll need to climb up rocks and roots on steep hills. Mostly uphill with a few areas where it evens out. But it’s worth it when you reach the beautiful waterfall. Plenty of rocks to sit and relax, and enjoy the view and cool mist of the falls before you trek back down. Would not recommend for small children (it could be dangerous in a few places). Took us 2 hours (both ways).

hiking
1 month ago

Nice boardwalk trail. The loop to Weston Lake was partially flooded and had some downed trees from wind damage. The old growth trees are awesome.

Not too good of hiking shape as of yet, this one got me a few times. Up hill most of the way to the waterfall. The payoff was well worth this short whooping. Felt like an ac outdoor room.

Very unremarkable. Between humans and dogs, picked up at least 30+ ticks. Long moderate trail, very muggy with limited views until the very end. Falls were a nice end-reward.

trail running
2 months ago

Been here multiple times to take my pup for a walk. It was a little confusing to navigate the first time, being as there were no signs or a map. The falls and river is on one side, and there is a trail that connects the other side- the park with the playground and small track. A great walking park, but not for hiking.

2 months ago

We didn’t do any real hiking, but we had a blast in the water and sliding down the rocks in our inner tubes!

One of the best waterfalls in the upstate in my opinion. It’s a little strenuous to get to because you’re at a steep incline and basically climbing but it’s worth it. It took our group a little under an hour to reach the falls and that’s with taking two short breaks. There are two different paths you can take right at the end to get two different views. Only downfall for me was that there was not really a landing to sit down and have lunch or just hangout and also no where for my dog to enjoy the water lol but she still got a good workout in for the day. Will return.

Mostly flooded when I went. Boardwalk and camping area were clear. Beautifully maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit grueling if you don't have proper footwear. A lot of rocks and stumps and it's all uphill. The hike itself is not that scenic but once you get to the waterfall it's worth the hike.

Ohmigosh! This hike was strenuous and the falls were gorgeous! At the trailhead, it states that it takes about 2 hours each way but we completed it in just over an hour each way (and we took several stops because we were so winded). We packed a nice lunch had had the best little picnic on the middle part of the falls. I will definitely do this again! I would not recommend this for young kids or kids that complain a lot. It was UPHILL most of the way up with an elevation gain of around 1000 feet! Well worth the hike. Pictures don’t do it any justice!

Nice trail.part of the loop is flooded out. Very unique scenery.

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