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rocky
21 hours ago

Trying out new hiking shoes today. This trail was easy hike with several waterfalls. Creek was a beautiful green color. Trail was not marked but easy to follow. Good hike!

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muddy
2 days ago

Most amazing thing I have experienced on my own in nature! Muddy. Be safe but well worth it! Took our 3 children, youngest 10.

Great trail even for a cold, windy 35 degree weather day mid January. Went to Cambrian Overlook and the other Overlook past that. Brought hot coffee and a PB&J and sat at the top overlook to have a snack. Wonderful time!

Not a bad hike the waterfall is about 30-40 min in at a easy -moderate pace

hiking
9 days ago

Our first hike of the new year. It was easy and fun for the kids and a great beginner trail!

Awesome experience

Great hike !

For us, this trail was more like a difficult rating. May not have been as bad if we went left from the trailhead and did the sugar tree portion first. As it was, we hiked to our right onto the Smokerise portion first. It wasn’t too difficult. It offered level parts and some moderate elevated parts. There were some really nice rock formations along the way and it was nicely wooded. We crossed over a few little Creeks and there were quite a few birds. When we turned onto the Sugar Tree portion of the trail, the ascent was pretty steep for us (novice hikers). It was also very rocky. We were glad it was over! To us, the views weren’t really worth all the climbing. Also, you could hear traffic pretty much the entire time. This may be better when the trees are leafed.

family friendly, clean, well marked, and great views!

hiking
16 days ago

Fairly easy and gorgeous hike. The waterfalls are absolutely beautiful.

Wonderful hike!!! Beautiful scenery!!! The falls are all awesome.

Lots of waterfalls to see.
Going back at some point to get a closer look at all the boulders.

Beautiful place to hike!

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful. Fairly short, easy hike to a light flowing ~50 foot waterfall.

hiking
23 days ago

Simple trail that's marked well. Saw several small children handling this one with no problem. Falls were full due to all the recent rain.

hiking
24 days ago

Decent easy trail. Mostly follows the clear water stream. Big Rock on the left. The waterfall at the end wasn't much to look at, but plenty of scenery along the way. The trail was hard to follow, as it was heavily covered with leaves.

A little hard to find the sink hole but it’s amazing when you get there - be careful for slippery rocks.

Single lane timber roads to trailhead which is by small bridge over Brushy Creek. It is not marked. I did not have cell coverage (ATT) but AllTrails app had me covered.
Winter hike was easy and meanders by creek. We enjoying hiking in winter so you can see the bones of the land and in this case all the beautiful rock face. Lush moss and lichen covered sandstone cliffs and boulders are the main feature of this hike(imho). Hemlock, elm, American Holly, oak, Laurel, fern, trillium.... 3 nice water falls on way to slightly bigger falls. We went after rains so all were flowing.
Only issue is trail disappears on several occasions but honestly you are following creek so not hard to bushwhack until trail shows back up.

Must have permit!! I was able to get a same day permit today and had the place to myself, which was amazing. The trail is very slippery/muddy if it’s rained recently. If you don’t always carry a headlamp in your pack, I would recommend bringing one if it’s an overcast day or late in the day. Cave was pretty dark. Short easy hike to the cave but a little tough to get into the cave if you’re not agile. Always be smart and don’t risk your safety for a cool picture.

hiking
1 month ago

Love Stephen's Gap. Never disappoints!!

Beautiful Fall walk this morning

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views once you get to the top from both sides of the mountain! Definitely plan to do this trail again.
We had some confusion about .5 miles in on what direction to take. Once you make it up the incline you come to a T on the path. You need to go right. There is a diamond marker sign to the left which took us in the wrong direction. I think that takes you back down. You can veer off before the T and we may have missed a marker at the 1st path.

hiking
2 months ago

Decent trail through the woods. Not just a whole lot to look at. About half way we lost the trail. Had to climb up a super steep area to follow all trails app and stay on the right path. It’s not marked well at all during that one spot where the trail almost seems gone. Waterfall was pretty. I’m sure much prettier when it has rained.

My Husband and I hiked this yesterday! The trail is mostly along the river with a few trees down. We got a little off path on the way there but found our way back. There are no signs. There are many caves along the way, which are cool. The waterfall was beautiful, and there was a fire pit with lots of places to explore! We had the place to ourselves, too. Would definitely reccomend and do again!

Easy hike, enjoyable

hiking
3 months ago

Full of trash, and human feces. Covered bridge was cool.

Veer off and take the West Bluff Trail. The view is better!

hiking
3 months ago

Trails are very well marked and well kept. Great for beginners.

Only got off Trail once! Beautiful falls and easy hike.

Nice trail. Beautiful of course. Thanks for contributing to Land Trust!!

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