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Beautiful hike, moderate difficulty, amazing ridge top views. There are latrines in the parking area, but you don’t want to use them. Combine with Art Loeb trail to make a nice 5 mile loop.

Swimming hole!   Bring a towel and get your paws wet.  

This is a must stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway.   Get there early!   The parking lot fills up early.

Theres a fair amount of elevation change.  Fortunately there are stairs at the top, stairs in the middle and stairs at the bottom.  Lots of well maintained stairs plus a bridge and a bordwalk with an asphalt trail in between.   There's really not much of a trail to get your paws dirty.   Thanks USFS!  A great trail for older owners or owners with younger children. 

Four rest rooms in the parking lot if you need to do a quick change into dry fur before resuming your journey.   They're pit toliets but they're clean and well maintained if you need to do your business and can't sniff and pee along the trail like I can. 

Remember to practice safe waterfalling.  Stay at the bottom.  No climbing.  Finally, remember to always keep your owners on a leash so they don't get lost. 

Five woofs.

Easy access. Easy parking. Paved trail. A little step but not very long. Spectular views. Its a must stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Dog friendly.

Five woofs!

Don’t be fooled by the number of cars parked along the road at trailhead. Many people are just there to camp. Not exactly easy trail as many parts have rocks to scurry up or step through. Meadow at the top with a hum of bumblebees on the many wildflowers. Amazing views in every direction. We’ve done it twice this trip.

beautiful trail and views it's a little steep but worth the effort

Nice views of beautiful falls. More of a walk than a hike. Kind of touristy.

Beautiful views. Lots of wildflowers. A nice, enjoyable outing.

I went in October with a group of friends. First trail I did after breaking my ankle and it was amazing

Yes, as others have noted this is not exactly what I would call hiking. Path walking is more like it. All of the falls were beautiful, we walked from hooker falls parking area to triple falls to high falls to bridal falls and lastly to hooker falls before calling it a day, took us about 3.5 hours or so. We brought a picnic which we enjoyed at high falls. Great day of multiple waterfalls, just not much of a hike.

beautiful falls , not really a hike though...just walking on service roads...we hiked from hooker falls parking area past high falls over the covered bridge and down conservatory road. only disappointment was the service roads and lack of any views on it.

Pretty hike with very big waterfall. Lots of dogs & kids having fun too.

Beautiful falls and great time playing in the river.

Absolutely beautiful views. Great hike! Maybe, a little tricky for older folks with knee issues. Good shoes will make navigating the rocks easier. This hike should not be missed. Also, so many other places to see: Devil’s Courthouse, Skinny Dip Falls, Looking Glass Falls, Graveyard Fields. Make a day of it!

Took the huskies. Got dirty. Beautiful views.

There was a lot of straight uphill, and half of the trail was a lot wider than I like, but the falls were spectacular!

More of a path than a true trail. Very wide path, gravel most of the way. Varying levels of intensity but mostly pretty easy. Lists of opportunities to get in the water. Great views, took my wife and I almost three hours but we hiked it all ..... covered bridge, triple falls and all. Would do it again.

Easy trail for that is good for bringing young children. awesome falls.

on Pink Beds Trail

12 days ago

Really awesome in fall. Definitely worth it.

Outstanding views and rock formations.

Only had time to go to the lower falls where we soaked our feet after a long day of hiking.

nice hike. got off on some paths that ended up not being part of the trail. ended up making my hike more like 7 miles. a couple down trees on the trail. but easy enough to get over.

This is a great, short distance hike with exceptional scenery of the surroundings mountains. I went on an overcast Thursday morning and was surprised at the number of cars in the parking area. I was afraid there was going to be a crowd at the top but I only encountered a few people. Despite the overcast conditions the sun poked through several times for great 360 degree views. This will be a great hike on a cool Fall day and I will definitely be going back.

Loved it was amazing waterfalls saw them 7-1-18 they had been receiving lots of rain so they were rushing with water beautiful

Great trail with spectacular 360 views!

Cool waterfalls, too much traffic for my liking.

Very easy hike, takes less than an hour & a half to complete. Best to park at the visitor center and use Exercise Trail. Nice raised walkway and cool suspension bridge. Trail follows alongside the river and campground where there’s a nice swimming spot. Dog and bike friendly.

Popular loop with optional out-and-back at its west end featuring two nice waterfalls. A lot of the crowds stay near Lower Falls at the east end of the loop, so you will get some solitude if you hike the entire loop. Trail is not blazed, but it is not hard to follow. Encroaching vegetation needed to be cut back in some areas, and other areas are quite eroded. Overall, a good introduction to high-elevation hiking, North Carolina style.

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23 days ago

Nice easy long hike done twice in less than a week

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