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Love this walk. My sister lives in the neighborhood and we walked it the other day!

Wonderful views. Can't wait to go back. Go early to beat some of the crowd!!

1 day ago

Good hike. The Wolf Rock Trial combined with this one makes a better hike. Great views!

Good hike through the woods with several creek crossings. I linked up with the Hanging Rock Trail to make a longer and much better hike.

A great hike with several options to lengthen it if wanted. Hanging Rock Trail makes it all worth it.

1 day ago

An excellent hike with plenty of elevation change and challenge. One of the best hikes in the park. The lookout tower is unbelievable. Views in every direction for MILES! That was excellent.

The best trail in the park in my opinion. The day I hiked it was super foggy/rainy so views from the summit were zero. The fog up there made it feel like being in a cloud, so it was still very neat.

Did the west loop. Nice short easy walk with a small section of hilly terrain. Well visited trail with plenty of dogs in tow (actually,owners in tow).If you just want to get out into nature without a serious workout, give this a shot.

Amazing view and enjoyable hiking..

Very Beautiful

6 days ago

came here on my first trip to North Carolina. was an amazing hike and well worth the drive

Easy, well marked trail to hike.
This waterfall is my absolute favorite. To say that it’s stunningly beautiful is a complete understatement! It’s truly magical!
100% worth the drive and the hike to get to it!

Love the short strenuous like hike to a beautiful overlook!! The dog did really well too! Bring water!

Easy hike with great reward payoff at the end. Falls were awesome and definitely highly recommended! I prefer this set of falls over Station Cove honestly. I was there all by myself in the AM! Dog did great too!

Fav trail!

I really love this place!!

Loved this one! It’s well marked, multiple easy creek crossings, beautiful falls! I recommend dipping your feet in the water & enjoying the refreshing cold water!

Nice hike mainly in the shade which helps with the summer temps. Be careful of the slick wooden steps. All in all great hike

Amazing views!!! We had a lot of fun exploring the different trail options. Be sure to check out the waterfalls!

Enjoyed the distance and views with bridges. Narrow at certain areas but the waterfall was well worth it!

16 days ago

My feet hurt!!!!

Great hike for the entire family. Note the trail head is 75 feet from sign where you park your car; trailhead is marked by large boulders on both sides of trail start. When you reach the river you have to take a hard left in order to reach the waterfall. It is another .3 passing two streams.

18 days ago

one of the most beautiful spectacular views, if your able to go to the lowest level of the falls you won't regret it. I got chills just seeing the beauty that God created.

We loved this, but it was some work to get down to see falls. Worth the effort, but need to be in good shape.

Good trail well marked.

I took the Uwharrie trail to Yates Place them looped back on Dutchman's creek trail. The trails are well marked throughout. There is a variety of terrain on the trails from pine forest to very rocky trails. There are lots of streams that intersect the trails as well as some camping areas.

Very smooth trail for beginners

23 days ago

Very busy trail on the south side of Umstead. It's pretty rustic so most of the time you're looking down to avoid stumbling over roots or rocks. I'm amazed how people run this trail with ease. In general, I favor the northern side of Umstead as they provide more solitude and are less rustic.

23 days ago

Many of the trails are marked poorly and duplicate as biking trails. The trails are thin and impassible so you must always look behind you when hiking, reel the pup in, and step aside to let bikers pass. It makes the time in nature a little less enjoyable.

One of my favorite waterfalls! The river was beautiful and the falls were roaring. I feel like the trail is varied and fairly easy for the first bit. On the way back up, it is quite steep for a ways. Very secluded and peaceful in late spring. For beginners who like a challenge!

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