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Beautiful trail leading to very nice falls.

hiking
2 days ago

One of my new favorites off the blue ridge parkway! So many spots to look out and see the 360 Mountain View’s!!!

hiking
7 days ago

This is a quick, steep hike up to the top that will get your heart pumping. Pretty heavily trafficked trail but when we went we got to see why they're called the Smoky Mountains because the mists filled the valleys below all the way to the top. Still beautiful though.

Should not be advertised as having a waterfall. You can only get to the waterfall by hiking an additional 3.6 miles to Douglas Falls. Overall disappointing hike. If you go after a rain the clouds will hide any sort of view from the trail.

Beautiful falls! Worth the hike!

hiking
12 days ago

my favorite trail yet

hiking
13 days ago

Ahhhhh... Back in the Appalachians. Despite my relatively high ratings of trails in (flat) Michigan and Florida, this one is qualitatively different. Superb. The system needs more than five stars so that I can nudge those others down a bit, but this is a real five-star trail. Pretty, well maintained despite its popularity, hilly, green and alive with a variety of flora and fauna, and punctuated with a lovely waterfall that’s a great place to watch people, to get wet, to picnic or hang a hammock, and to marvel at Nature’s creative paths and tableaux during her slow march forward. P.S. Remember to enjoy the drive along the Bluegrass Parkway with plenty of time for stopping at overlooks.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful hike. Very vertical on the way up! Great workout.

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail, beautiful waterfall

hiking
14 days ago

This is THE best section of the Tanawha Trail (Rough Ridge to Wilson Creek). The views from the boardwalk and the summit are unrivaled along the Tahawha, and the underwood garden (about .25 miles south of the summit heading toward Wilson Creek) is amazing - flowing plants line the path with butterflies and hummingbirds everywhere. The trail as a whole can be moderately strenuous with abundant boulders and tree roots. If you're going to hike the Tahawha, this is a must-do.

hiking
17 days ago

nice waterfall!

The trail needs some work put into it. A few parts need guardrails and steps. The falls are pretty though.

Good trail; moderately uphill/downhill at times. Was just fine with three dogs. Plenty of opportunities for them to hop in the water and cool off/swim.

19 days ago

very fun hike!

It’s a good hike to it but the terrain is kind of hard specially if you got kids with you! It takes a while to get to it! ...

Lots of uphill but worth it

hiking
21 days ago

Excellent hike for the family. I’d say it’s more easy than moderate. My kids had no problem making it up to the top. It can get a bit crowded on the weekends but it’s still one of my favorite hikes.

backpacking
24 days ago

This hike feels a lot longer than 1.2 miles going one way when hiking when backpacking. Very strenuous when loaded with backpack. Beautiful views!

trails are very well maintained but it gets a little crowded. Nice place to take dogs as well

hiking
26 days ago

This is a steep trail. It is dog-friendly but it can be very tough on many dogs. It is very rocky and sandy most of the way up and is going to be a tough go of it for older or unconditioned dogs. I guess this goes for people too. Even better trails that both come off of the paved part of this trail is the MST in either direction.

Beautiful trail but there were trees blocking a small portion of the path.

hiking
1 month ago

Such incredible views! Absolutely worth climbing the altitude. It’s pretty quick for a fit hiker but gosh you can spend the entire day at each overlook you pass. Loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep trail, but worth the view. Beautiful flowers and butterflies along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Took two older dogs on this trail. Had to fireman carry them back down. Great views otherwise.

1 month ago

Good, rocky hike. Some nice resting spots with beautiful views

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail probably one of my favorites

hiking
1 month ago

Best hiking trail on the parkway with the best views! It is very convenient and it is located right off of the Parkway! This trail is very unique compared to other hiking trails in the area! If you are planning a hiking trip, this is a must do!

Steep steps towards bottom. Down all the way in, up reverse. One of the nicest falls in NC. Well worth the hike

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