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1 hour ago

Wow! So beautiful today even with the rain! The open fields of green stood out with the brown trees. While is was soggy the hike was easy. The parking area is just slightly past the directions on the right. As noted in a previous review the Creek crossings, are marked with a blue tag. Your feet will get wet on the 4 crossings. Luckily today wasn’t a cold day so I survived! The falls were beautiful. The last section of the trail has quite a few downed trees from all of the recent rain and storms. Well worth the hike though.

Great hike. Road in good condition. Chattooga River was super high, waterfall was raging. Uphill basically the entire way back to the car but totally worth it. Nice well-maintained trail.

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rocky
1 day ago

It’s a hard hike but it’s so beautiful! Just show how early cause there is normally a hour wait time just to get into the park.

Super-easy jaunt and you're likely to run into wildlife on your way past the tidal lagoon to the beach. Expect to run for your life from mosquitoes once it warms up.

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muddy
2 days ago

I hike this trail about once a week with my dog and it never gets old. Clockwise is my preferred direction; putting the steep half along the water first. With all the rain we’ve had parts of the trail are very muddy. There are some tricky parts and water crossings on rocks so take your time. The downhill switch backs are frequented by bicycles so stay alert.

Great trail with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

nice hike , be prepared to pay entry fee to State Park

Beautiful waterfall! Highly recommend!

on Carrick Creek Loop

11 days ago

Nice little nature walk.

This might be one of my favorite hikes. The water is so pretty and the trail is well maintained and marked

Beautiful and relatively easy walk across creeks with stepping stones and up n down narrow mountain trails. Soothing sound of babbling brooks and rushing creeks all around in the picturesque final descent to the breathtaking falls. Pack a snack and a towel to sit on one of the many giant rocks at the base of the falls. Please respect the beauty and tranquility of this very special place, as well as the desire of others there to do the same.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice waterfall hike with good views. Very well maintained trail inside Jones Gap State Park. Just over 5 miles from the parking lot, round trip. I'm a frequent hiker, but had a 9 and 7 year old with me. Took 2.5 hours. The Falls are beautiful. Highly recommend. If you go do it early. there is limited parking and when there's no room, you'll be waiting outside the park until someone leaves. the rangers control the flow of traffic

Beautiful trail and falls! Family friendly.

Really enjoyed this hike! At first it was very wet and muddy due to all the rain we have had but wasn’t too bad after that. The steep elevation at the middle of the hike was challenging but enjoyed it very much. Beautiful water falls and creeks along the way as. I’m Not an avid hiker yet and was able to complete this

beautiful hike!

Beautiful hike! Definitely recommend

Beautiful views! Very muddy after rain and the trail is not marked well, but as long as you follow the waterfall/stream, you'll be able to find your way back. A bit of climbing involved, so this trail would not be great for young children.

Absolutely beautiful waterfalls! Only a few downed trees along the trail. With all of our recent rain the falls were magnificent!

Very nice trail and super easy. The falls are very close and the surrounding area is beautiful and fun to explore. Perfect place to picnic and play in the water in nice weather. Would definitely visit again. Look for the well marked area on the gravel road in as there are several trailheads that are close by and may be mistaken for Riley Moore.

hiking
16 days ago

This was my first waterfall hike and was not at all disappointed. I will go again.

Beautiful! Tough trek after heavy rain, so beware!
Hiked with our Great Pyrenees and he did great! Not for untrained hiking dogs though- narrow trails, steep, and rooty! Great payoff, short distance, exciting/challenging trails, and sooo clean!!!

hiking
18 days ago

Enjoyed this walk very much! It is true, it is not clearly marked, but common sense will show you the way.

We are here on a new years mini vacation and we have been doing a trail or two a day. So far this is our favorite. We got a little lost in the beginning but eventually found the waterfall and it was amazing.

Easy walk! Did it with a 5 year old and 8 year old. Played and had lunch. Took us about 3 hours.

one of the best hikes ive been on in a while.

A small group of us completed this trail today with our dogs. It’s definitely a dog friendly trail as we crossed paths with many other dogs on the trail. The condition of the trail was great— some muddy patches but it’s to be expected after a whole day of rain the day before. I would say the rating of the trail should be closer to the easier side than moderate. The observation deck was clean and gave way to a great view of the waterfall. It’s not a close view but very picturesque.

Beautiful waterfall, great hike with kids.

We barely made it before they gate was locked but it was so worth it. Very beautiful place and story of where it got the name

Beautiful area. The trail feels rugged in spots, which I loved. The views are worth the incline!

Great hike into the falls this afternoon. There are a few trees down near the beginning of the hike after you get off the road to the campground but easy to navigate around. The falls were amazing! Looking forward to going back and exploring the area more!

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