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awesome hiked it 11/11/18 little rough in places but was a great day

Awesome day with the family! The reward was well worth the hike.

Great hike...good workout and amazing view!!

hiking
10 days ago

simple hike of the highway

absolutely beautiful in the fall. make sure to check out the small offshoot to your left when the firetower first shows up on your right. gorgeous views.

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike trail could use some TLC

Great views, loved the channels. We made it a 4 hour trip to the channels and back with children. The hike is a little longer than I was figuring, but I would do again. I recommend bringing a wide angle camera lens for the channels.

The first half of the hike was definitely strenuous with the uphills, but we luckily chose to turn left at the start of the loop so most of the uphill was in the shade and the downhill was more in the sun. We also got off the trail and had to double back a few times so we ended up walking more like 6 miles than 5 (like when the trail crossed the service road, we didn't realize you had to walk up the road and we walked down and started back up on the wrong trail), but the views made the long hike worth it. We did come across a snake blocking our path but we just waited a few minutes and he left the path. Overall it was a good, tiring hike.

I do this hike about once a week because it’s a pretty good work out. It’s not the prettiest hike around but I will say that I see deer every single time I go. The creek is nice, and you can hop onto Fall Creek Loop to add a little extra mileage. If you are looking for more of a work out, do the loop backwards (take the bridge to the left instead of the trail marker to the right) so that you are going uphill instead of down.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike. The initial ascent up Molly’ Knob Trail isn’t too bad, but is a good workout. However be forewarned that the final 4 tenths of a mile up the Vista Trail to Molly’s Knob is a strenuous trek to the top, but the view you’re rewarded with is worth it! Our boys (ages 10 & 5) were also able to navigate the nearly 4 mile round trip without problem! Would definitely recommend it.

on Laurel Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

have been doing thus trail for 40 years now every since i moved here from California. My husband(at time friend/boyfriend) and his three cousins walked it and swam at falls and along tge way everyday for the first 2 months of my moving here. It is a wonderful hike. Easy except for going back up rock steps if you take the high route. We still take the route that follows the river all the way. A flood took out part of that trail and that is why they rerouted it up the jigger trail which also makes it higher. Since you are already on higher trail when you get to the stop over for gikers to camp go to left of it and follow that trail to a pretty waterfall sliding down a huge rock not far out of way and beautiful

beautiful!! the water is ice cold and Crystal Clear

A great hike to a fun area. The Channels are nice to spend time in. As for the hike up to them, it is quite steep but doable. The age in my team ranged from 30-70 years old and everyone made it to the top. By no means did anyone consider themselves an expert so beginners can do this but I strongly recommend taking breaks and stay at your own pace. Don’t let experience or age keep you from completing this trail. In my opinion it is well marked and well maintained. I definitely recommend this trail be on your list of trails to complete because you honestly won’t be disappointed.

2 months ago

Bring water and your camera. The view at the end of the trail is amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome view from the top!Only saw one person on the way back down.No water sources bring plenty.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great out and back. Amazing gorge with cool rock formations. Most people only hike the lower and upper ends, so otherwise we had the trail to ourselves. (Reminded me of Linville Gorge, NC)

Beautiful view at the top

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely Beautiful!
This hike is very kid friendly. I take my 11 year old all the time and he loves it.
It gets a little slippery around the bathtub but other than that it’s pretty easy.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty good hiking path that is worth the adventure.

hiking
2 months ago

It can be very hot due to lack of coverage from trees. The trails aren’t always the best marked according to which direction you take the trail but overall it is good exercise. There are also some pretty viewing points.

2 months ago

Very narrow paths, moderate trail. Be careful of snakes, ran across one on my hike. Beautiful views!

hiking
2 months ago

There is no waterfall on this trail. If you scroll.down far enough in these comments, you'll see that someone has posted in the wrong "Cloud land." That may be where the confusion. Also, this trail is EASY, not moderate.
Two great views are on this trail, and a lot of enjoyable woods.

hiking
2 months ago

A very enjoyable hike that left me feeling refreshed and satisfied. The walk to the top was long and tiring, but the view was totally worth it. Also, two deer blessed me with their brief presence.

awesome hike wore the dig down pretty good.

hiking
2 months ago

My 3rd trip to this beautiful waterfall and I would definitely do it again! I definitely think you should take the trail by the river, over the trail by the campsite because of the better view.

we had been planning a trip here for over a year, got rained out last year but finally made it this year. it was not disappointing. we got there at a perfect time because the tub wasn't crowded & we were able to enjoy it to ourselves for a bit. definitely wear waterproof shoes. the worst part is the parking. luckily we got to the parking lot& got the last available spot, I wouldn't suggest a low clearance vehicle. but getting out of there was nerve wrecking, there were cars on the side of the road, barbed wire fence on the other side making it a tight squeeze. get there early. definitely worth the hike.

Good easy trail for the family.

hiking
3 months ago

My wife and I hiked with our 5, 10, 12 year olds. A little muddy will all the rain we had lately, but Perfect distance for the little legs and the view was stunning! $3 to park. So enjoyed the peacefulness and seeing God’s amazing creation!

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