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8 hours ago

Beautiful trail. It's downhill but very easy. The waterfall and scenery are breathtaking. Several scences from Walt Disney's Jungle Book were also filmed here. The cave is easy in and out. I took my daughters in several times when they were like 8 & 10. I do believe since it became a park, the cave is closed at times due to bat hibernation.

After a good rain this waterfall was amazing! We ventured out into the cave to find that waterfall as well♡
Definitely would do it again!

We went yesterday and were in awe of the beauty after such a short walk. My 6 & 8 year old had a ball. Will definitely go back. The drive there is pretty too.

Wonderful place. Not much hiking but a lot to see in a small area. Be aware that you must have a permit to enter the cave. You can get them by calling Fall Creek Falls. The cave is also closed in the winter months but it’s still worth the visit

Pretty cool place. Been wanting to check it out for a while. Was not disappointed. Took my 6 year old. Short walk from the parking area. Waterfall was really nice. The cave was closed d/t the bats hibernating. Will definitely go back when I can go all the way thru!

Short hike but worth it! Waterfall was amazing. The cave is to the left off the trail on the way back to the parking lot. It was closed for hibernating bats just a couple days ago when I was there. It isnt as hard to find as I had read- there are signs for it on the road.

backpacking
9 months ago

Beautiful with a neat cave to explore

Great place to visit! A little too treacherous for me though

great hike! trekking the cave is a lot of fun and rewarded with the waterfall at the end. a little bit of climbing is involved but nothing too strenuous. definitely worth the trip!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

loved this trail! not very long, but such a beautiful place! wish I would have read the comments better and known about the waterfall in the cave...didn't have much time to explore anyway because it was getting late. next time we're out this way we will be back with a whole day for this area. great spur of the moment hike

hiking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Gorgeous fall and cave. We explored a little in the cave but didnt go all the way back. Met a local and he said there is a waterfall all the way back but it's a mile or so back. Make sure you bring good flashlights/head lamps because it's pitch black. Bring jacket it is cold in the cave. Not much hiking involved the trail pretty much takes you right to fall and cave but it was neat to explore the area around fall and cave

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

This was an amazing hike! I took my daughter who is 15 & her friend who is 14. We were ready with headlamps and sturdy boots. The waterfall at the back of the cave was well worth the time it took us to go!

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful, short hike. The falls are gorgeous. We went into the cave to see the waterfall in there. It was about half a mile back in pitch black. When we finally got to the point where the falls were (we could hear them but not see them) we were not sure how to get over to them. The falls go into a big, deep basin and falling is probable if you are not careful. The cave hike is NOT for children. Make sure you have a strong flashlight and fresh batteries.

Be sure to check out Ryland Cascades also. These are located past the parking area on the left side of the road. There is a small pull off where you can park and then take the half mile trail to the falls.

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

The waterfall is beautiful and the cave is awesome. However, because of the rocks it's very difficult to explore the cave with young children.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

This place was awesome. Best on the trip so far. We went sooooo far into he cave!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Such a cool place to explore and the directions take you straight there. Def check out the cave and go all the way back, flash lights are a must!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

short but sweet little walk!! want to go back with a headlamp with batteries that aren't dead!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

One of my favorite places around! The cave is the best part, I would suggest going with a group through the cave and have plenty of water and flash lights. I had a blast!

hiking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The waterfall outside is the main feature of this location. It's not recommended that you go into the cave. You actually need a permit to do so.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The trail is pleasant, but if you're adventurous and have a few flashlights, then definitely go into the cave. The lost waterfall is spectacular

Saturday, November 26, 2016

loved it we when of the beaten path

Saturday, October 22, 2016

It wasn't a lot of water but I thought it was beautiful. LOVED it!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Falls weren't super impressive in themselves but the area was still stunning! The cave looks like a blast as well but bring a flashlight and some sturdy boots!! Definitely will be returning after a good rain and/or with some boots and a flashlight!

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cave is amazing. Falls are beautiful. Doesn't get much better. -Aj

Monday, August 22, 2016

Super short. If you go into the cave come prepared. The difficulty of traversing the boulders at the entrance of the cave is great. That is a totally different hike.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

It was wonderful. Hiked through the cave to the waterfall. Bout a 1/2 hike in the cave. Very dark. Must have a flashlight. Lots of climbing. Loved it.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Easy hike to waterfall with not many people around. I had my 1 and 2 year olds with me in back packs and had no problem. The cave is a challenge with little ones due to rocks but we went into cave about 1 mile with them.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice scenic drive to get to falls. Very small hike down to see the falls. You can feel the temperature change when you get close to the cave. Very pretty waterfall. Wish we had explored the cave more we just went to the front of it.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Awesome !!!!!

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nice falls that disappear into a sink. Disappearing water can be reached in the cave.

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